Mississippi State, Tennessee Game 2 Live Updates

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May 20—Mississippi State has not been mathmatically eliminated from SEC Tournament contention.

That will come today if the Bulldogs do not win against No. 1 Tennessee.

Live updates here ... unless and until it gets out of hand early as it did last night.

Plus there's NCAA softball going on. As a professional sometimes you have to multi-task.

Regardless of what happens it's baseball at Dudy Noble for two more days.

Tennessee 47-7, 24-5

LF Seth Stephenson

1B Luc Lipcius

RF Jordan Beck

CF Drew Gilbert

3B Trey Lipscomb

2B Jorel Ortega

DH Blake Burke

C Evan Russell

SS Cortland Lawson

RHP Chase Burns 7-1, 2.34

MSU 26-28, 9-19

2B RJ Yeager

1B Luke Hancock

C Logan Tanner

DH Hunter Hines

LF Brad Cumbest

RF Kellum Clark

3B Kamren James

CF Brayland Skinner

SS Lane Forsythe

RHP Preston Johnson 3-3. 5.55

Top 1

2 hits, but no hard contact against Johnson, 2 LOB.

Bottom 1

Burns sets down Yeager, Hancock and Tanner in order. Hancock gets off a good swing but lines out at right field.

Top 2

Johnson sets the Vols down in order.

Bottom 2

Hines homers to straight-away center, and the Bulldogs have their first lead of the series, 1-0. Then Cumbest, Clark and James go in order.

Top 3

Johnson pitches around a 2-out walk. MSU 1, UT 0

Bottom 3

Skinner leads off with a single, his second hit of the series, but he's picked off at first. Burns retires the next two. MSU 1, UT 0

Top 4

Johnson retires the Vols in order. MSU 1, UT 0

Bottom 4

Hits for Hancock and Hiines, his second, but Cumbest grounds into a 6-4-3 double play.

Top 5

Johnson gives up a 1-out double then a 2-out RBI hit from Stephenson, the leadoff batter. UT 1, MSU 1

Bottom 5

Skinner singles with two outs. He's 3 for 3 in the series. He steals second on the first pitch. Huge jump. Two pitches later he steals third, no throw. But Forsythe pops up to end the inning. UT 1, MSU 1

Bottom 7

The Bulldogs have regained the lead with three hits against Burns, and he's out of the game. Hines doubled, and Cumbest reached on an infield single to put runners at the corners. Clark doubled them both home. MSU leads 3-1, and the Vols have gone to their bullpen. No outs.

PARRISH ALFORD is the college sports editor and columnist for the Daily Journal. Contact him at parrish.alford@journalinc.com.