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Hudson Starts, Bats Complete 7-2 Win

Brett Pirtle's 3-run triple

If Dakota Hudson thought his first college start, and success, negated all pitching staff regulations…nope. He still had to wear that kiddie-colorful backpack as penalty for giving up a home run. "They already passed it on to me," Hudson grinned.

The smile was natural, and the backpack no burden at all for the true freshman after getting the Bulldogs going towards a 7-2 Mississippi State victory over Western Carolina. Sunday's win gave the Bulldogs (2-1) the series, while the Catamounts left 1-2. Mississippi State not only clinched a hastily-arranged series against a defending Southern Conference championship club. They may have found the... Recommended Stories

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