Baseball goes 0-4 at Mississippi St. tourney

By Mike Rohdy

Web-BaseballThe Samford baseball team (3-8) traveled to Starkville, Mississippi, this weekend to take on Arizona and No. 13 Mississippi State. Unfortunately, the ‘Dogs dropped all four games of the early season tournament.

In Friday’s matchup, the Wildcats outscored the Bulldogs 7-1. Freshman first baseman Austin Edens tallied Samford’s only run on an RBI from junior catcher Richard Greene.

Senior Alex Ledford (1-2) toed the mound for seven innings, allowing seven runs en route to his second loss of the season.

In Saturday’s matchup with Mississipi State, Samford only totaled two runs versus Mississippi State’s eight. Sophomore outfielder Heath Quinn was responsible for driving in both of Samford’s runs.

On Sunday, Samford got off to a quick start against the Wildcats, as they tallied four runs in the first inning. Edens led the way offensively with a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Junior Parker Curry (0-2) was charged with his second loss of the season.

In the final game of the tournament, redshirt senior Eric Wright (0-2) took the hill against Mississippi State, recording four strikeouts in a 6-2 loss.

After having Tuesday night’s game against UAB cancelled due to inclement weather, the Bulldogs will return to action tonight when they host Jacksonville State. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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