2007 Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball team

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2007 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
Vanderbilt x 22 8   .733     54 13   .806
South Carolina 17 13   .567     46 20   .697
Florida 15 15   .500     29 30   .492
Tennessee 13 15   .464     34 25   .576
Kentucky 13 16   .448     34 19   .642
Georgia 11 19   .367     23 33   .411
Western
Arkansas x 18 12   .600     43 21   .672
Mississippi State 15 13   .536     38 22   .633
Ole Miss 16 14   .533     40 25   .615
Alabama 15 15   .500     31 26   .544
LSU 12 17   .414     29 26   .527
Auburn 10 20   .333     31 25   .554
x – Division champion
‡ – 2007 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament champion
As of June 30, 2007[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2007 Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball team placed 2nd in the SEC WEST and reached the 2007 College World Series.

Ron Polk was the coach of the Bulldogs, in his 28th year.

Regular season[edit]

The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 33-18 record, and 15-13 SEC record. The team started strong, but finished weakly thanks to injuries to starting SS Brandon Turner and OF Jeff Flagg.

SEC Tournament[edit]

The Bulldogs went 0-2 in the tournament, while facing aces Will Kline and David Price, of Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, respectively. It was the only time in 24 total appearances that a Ron Polk coached team went winless in the SEC Baseball Tournament. [2]

NCAA tournament[edit]

The Bulldogs were the 2 seed in the Tallahassee Regional, hosted by Florida State, and after defeating Stetson, upset Florida State twice. When Clemson, also a 2 seed, won the corresponding Myrtle Beach Regional, hosted by Coastal Carolina University, Mississippi State was selected to host the Super Regional. The Bulldogs defeated the Tigers in two games by scores of 8-6 and 8-5, with each game setting NCAA records for Super Regional attendance, and qualified for the College World Series.

College World Series[edit]

The Bulldogs lost twice in the College World Series, to North Carolina and Louisville.

Roster and Stats[edit]

Players[edit]

# Name Pos B T YR Hometown G AB H AVG HR SB
2 Brandon Turner SS/2B L R FR Cleveland, TN 55 208 83 .399 3 4
3 Michael Rutledge 3B R R JR Cullman, AL 19 12 3 .250 0 0
5 Russ Sneed 3B/SS R R FR Senatobia, MS 24 54 17 .315 1 1
7 Jeffrey Rea 2B/OF L R SR Nettleton, MS 59 245 84 .343 1 13
8 Edward Easley C R R JR Olive Branch, MS 60 243 87 .358 12 1
11 Brian LaNinfa DH/1B L R SR Venice, FL 57 216 65 .301 5 1
13 Jet Butler SS S R FR Pensacola, FL 35 102 25 .245 2 3
14 Ryan Duffy C/OF L R FR West Melbourne, FL 5 4 1 .250 0 0
15 Mark Goforth OF L R SO Covington, TN 52 170 48 .282 0 12
18 Mitch Moreland 1B/P/OF L L JR Amory, MS 60 239 82 .343 10 1
19 Andy Rice OF L L JR Amory, MS 50 110 23 .209 2 1
20 Nick Hardy OF R R SO Flora, MS. 44 37 8 .216 1 4
23 Cade Hoggard OF R R FR Oxford, MS 17 29 8 .276 0 1
24 Matt Richardson OF R R SR Lawrenceburg, KY 6 10 0 .000 0 0
25 Connor Powers 3B R R FR Naperville, IL 57 209 64 .306 8 0
27 Jeff Flagg OF R R SO Jacksonville, FL 35 93 29 .312 5 0
29 Joseph McCaskill OF R R SR Jackson, MS 56 189 59 .312 1 0
39 Wyn Diggs C/OF L R SR Lexington, MS 17 19 6 .316 0 0
48 Brooks Lewis C R R SO Heidelberg, MS 5 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitchers[edit]

# Name T Year Hometown G GS IP W L S ERA
4 Jared Koon R SO Lakeland, TN 5 3 13.0 0 0 0 9.69
6 Justin Pigott L JR Jasper, AL 17 16 113.2 7 7 0 4.51
12 Josh Johnson R SR Germantown, TN 14 13 64.1 3 3 0 6.02
16 Tyler Whitney L FR Hoover, AL 10 9 45.2 5 1 0 5.72
17 Chad Crosswhite R SO Picayune, MS 22 11 78.2 8 5 2 4.69
18 Mitch Moreland L JR Starkville, MS 16 0 19.2 3 0 2 3.20
30 John Lalor R JR Amory, MS 21 0 49.2 3 1 3 4.17
31 Ricky Bowen R FR Midlothian, VA 27 0 36.0 5 2 5 3.00
32 Aaron Weatherford R SO Tupelo, MS 20 6 66.1 3 2 5 3.53
34 Jesse Carver L JR Brandon, MS 10 2 22.1 0 0 0 8.87
49 Mike Valentine R SR Crystal Springs, MS 4 0 4.2 0 0 0 7.71
51 Greg Houston R FR Caledonia, MS 16 0 25.1 1 1 1 5.33

These players were on the roster, but did not appear in any games and redshirted.

# Name POS B T YR Hometown
10 Andy Wilson P L L JR Columbus, GA
26 Jason Nappi 3B/OF R R FR Birmingham, AL
28 Matt Lea P R R SO Collierville, TN
33 Ryan Powers SS/3B R R FR Beacon, NY
35 Jared Wesson P L L SO Tupelo, MS
36 Leon Farmer OF R R JR Saucier, MS
37 Jarred Holloway P R L FR Russellville, AR
40 Grant Hogue OF S R JR Hattiesburg, MS
41 Donny Stephens C R R FR Mobile, AL
42 Will Coggin 2B R R JR Booneville, MS
44 Drew Hollinghead P R R FR Leakesville, MS
50 Scott DeLoach C R R JR Madison, MS
52 Kevin Hatch P R R JR Carthage, MS

Game by Game Results[edit]

2007 Game Log

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 2007". boydsworld.com. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Ron Polk Bio

External links[edit]