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Duffy Lets Dogs Walk-Off 7-6 Winners Vs. USM

Ryan Duffy knew nothing but fastballs were coming his way in the bottom of the ninth of a tied game. Still, it paid to be patient. "I'm glad I took a pitch, because my timing was way off," the Bulldog DH said. "But the second pitch I was definitely on time." Not merely on time but on the spot and out of the park for walk-off home run in Mississippi State's 7-6 victory over Southern Mississippi.

Duffy's solo shot with one-out in the ninth capped a wild evening at Dudy Noble Field featuring lead changes, tied scores, and missed chances by both of the rivals. Southern Mississippi might just as easily left town celebrating a win and sweep of the season series had the go-ahead runner not been tagged out a stride shy of home plate in the top of the inning. Instead Mississippi State was able...

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