Watch Mississippi State baseball's Dakota Jordan hit home run off Dudy Noble Field lofts
STARKVILLE — When Mississippi State baseball outfielder Dakota Jordan sent a home run 474 feet to left-center in a Feb. 22 win against University of Louisiana Monroe, he made a statement. The freshman showed he has big-time power.
Friday, in the second game of a series against South Carolina (25-2, 7-0 SEC), he somehow outdid himself. Jordan sent a one-out shot to left field off the face of the Dudy Noble Field lofts. The ball traveled 487 feet, which would've been the seventh-longest home run hit in the MLB last season.
𝐇𝐄 𝐇𝐈𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐋𝐎𝐅𝐓𝐒!!! That ball has to pay rent!
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— Mississippi State Baseball (@HailStateBB) March 31, 2023
The blast gave MSU a 4-1 lead in the third inning as the Bulldogs look to snap an 18-game SEC losing streak. It's the second home run of the season for the Canton native out of Jackson Academy.
Jordan has started to heat up for MSU (15-12, 0-7) as SEC play hits its third weekend. In his last two games before Friday, he had five hits and two runs batted in.
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Stefan Krajisnik is the Mississippi State beat writer for the Clarion Ledger. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @skrajisnik3.
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