The Bulldogs exploded for five runs on three hits and took advantage of three consecutive walks by reliever Daniel Schlereth in the eighth to break open what was a close two-run ball game.
MSU’s Andy Rice delivered the big blow with a three-run double to left center to hand the Bulldogs an 8-3 advantage. Joseph Hunter opened the scoring the inning with a RBI on a bases loaded walk, and Joseph McCaskill chipped in with a RBI-single to cap off the scoring in the frame.
MSU, which trailed 2-0 after the first two and half innings, cut the UA advantage to one with a run in the bottom of the third and took the lead with three runs on four hits in the fourth.
Offensively, MSU finished the contest with 13 hits as all nine starters collected at least one hit in the game. Jeffrey Rae was a catalyst for the Bulldogs, finishing 4 for 4 with a pair of runs scored and a RBI out of the leadoff spot. Hunter added a pair of RBI for MSU in the win.
Bulldogs’ starter Josh Johnson (3-0) picked up his third win of the season after limiting
David Plante and Konrad Schmidt each finished with two hits for the Wildcats in the loss.