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Powers Shot Sparks Dogs By Blazers 8-4

Ryan Powers hits 1st career home run for Bulldogs

At least Ron Polk waited until after Ryan Powers had slugged his first college home run to tease his former player. "He was ragging on me, that's the first fastball I've ever seen you hit," reported Powers. A fastball that became a three-run shot and the turning point in Mississippi State's 8-4 victory over visiting Alabama-Birmingham.

Powers picked a fine time to go yard, too. The number-eight batter in the lineup drove a 1-2 offering from Blazer reliever Tristan Farrell over leftfield in Mississippi State's half of the fifth inning, turning a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead the Bulldogs were able to expand into a comfortable final margin. State improved to 13-6 while Alabama-Birmingham left 10-7. Not only did the junior shortstop... Recommended Stories

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