MSU Baseball Update

As expected, after a 6-win showing last week, the Mississippi State baseball team moved up in all but one of the polls (one of the polls is done every two weeks). Also, the first NCAA baseball stats are out and MSU is high in several categories. MSU is also doing well in the SEC stats.


Baseball Polls

After going 6-0 last week, the MSU baseball team moved up in all but one of the polls.

Perfect Game - MSU moved from 10th up to 8th
Baseball America - Moved from 18th to 12th
Collegiate Baseball - Moved from 18th to 14th
NCBWA - Moved from 15th to 12th
USA Today - Moved from 4th to 10th (only comes up every other week)

MSU and the RPI

Mississippi State is currently 51st in Boyd's World Pseudo-RPI Rankings. RPI schedule-wise, so far this season MSU has played No. 4 Memphis (0-1), No. 17 Holy Cross (2-2), No. 65 Western Carolina (2-1), No. 113 Eastern Illinois (2-0), No. 154 Michigan State (2-0) and 166th Mount St. Mary's (2-0).

NCAA/SEC Stats

NCAA stats-wise the Bulldogs, as a team, are among the top 25 leaders in several categories.

Hitting (NCAA)
2nd - Base on balls
T-2nd - Stolen bases
10th - On base percentage
11th - Hits
15th - Runs scored
T-21st - Hit by pitch

Fielding (NCAA)
T-5th - Double plays
15th - Fielding percentage

Pitching (NCAA)
4th - Strikeouts per nine innings
14th - Earned run average

Individually, the following players are among the top 25 in the NCAA in the different categories.

Hitting (NCAA)
T-1st - Wes Rea - Base on balls
T-2nd - Wes Rea - RBI
T-13 - Wes Rea - Home runs
T-16th - Alex Detz - Base on balls
T-17th - Derrick Armstrong - Stolen bases

Pitching (NCAA)
T-19th - Trevor Fitts - Strikeouts

SEC stats-wise the Bulldogs, as a team, are ranked as follows.

Hitting (SEC)
1st - Walks, Stolen bases, Hitting against lefthanders
2nd - Runs scored, Hits, RBI, Two-out RBI
T-2nd - Hitting with runners on, Pinch hitting
3rd - On base percentage, Sac bunts
T-4th - Triples
6th - Batting average
T-6th - With runners in scoring position

Fielding (SEC)
2nd - Double plays
4th - Fielding percentage

Pitching (SEC)
1st - Batters struck out
T-2nd - Saves
T-4th - Versus lefthanded hitters
5th - Earned run average
10th - Opposing team batting average, Versus righthanded hitters

Individually, the following players are among the top 10 in the SEC in the different categories.

Hitting (SEC)
1st - Wes Rea - Walks
1st - Derrick Armstrong - Stolen bases
1st - Wes Rea - Hit by pitch
2nd - Alex Detz - Walks
2nd - Wes Rea - RBI
2nd - Demarcus Henderson - Stolen bases
2nd - Jake Vickerson - Stolen bases
2nd - Wes Rea - Home runs
2nd - Kyle Hann - Sac bunts
3rd - Cody Brown - Walks
3rd - Brett Pirtle - Hits
7th - Jake Vickerson - Hits

Pitching (SEC)
2nd - Trevor Fitts - Batters struck out
4th - Will Cox - Saves
8th - Ben Bracewell - Batters struck out
9th - Ben Bracewell - Earned run average


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