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State Powers Past Eagles 5-0 On Longballs

Hunter Renfroe hits 3rd HR of season

PEARL -- So what if at one point Mississippi State had only three base hits to their collective credit? The big bright ‘5' in their scoreboard line made for an entirely satisfying feeling. "It's all that matters, scoring runs," said Mitch Slauter. Not to mention pinning Southern Mississippi with a zero in a 5-0 Bulldog win at Trustmark Park.

Mississippi State made those three…no, actually, just two base hits settle the issue. Two-run homers by catcher Slauter and rightfielder Hunter Renfroe in the fourth and fifth innings more than sufficed for offense, while three Bulldog pitchers combined to shut down the in-state rival. State improved to 25-16 and took a fourth-straight victory over Southern Mississippi dating back to 2010. The...

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