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Pioneers Frustrate State Bats To Save Split

Jarrod Parks hadn't been keeping official stats or anything, but he had a very good idea how things had trended towards the end for a frustrated Bulldog offense. "It felt like nine-straight, ten-straight fly balls?" he asked. That rough calculation confirmed, the senior shook the head. "Yeah, that's just not going to cut it."

Not after Mississippi State had fallen behind Sacred Heart and was trying—too hard—to come all the way back from a five-run deficit. But once the Pioneers cashed in on some shaky Sunday pitching to take the 8-3 lead, just about all the Bulldogs were able to do was hit airballs. A lot of airballs. The final ten outs were all on either true flies or infield pops. In fact after a one-out single in...

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