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No. 5 Mississippi State shutout in frustrating fashion by No. 20 Long Beach State

Photo: Gabby Zgunda/Mississippi State Athletics

Friday night wasn’t all that great for the No. 5 Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-3). In game one between MSU and No. 20 Long Beach State (7-2), the Bulldogs were completely incapable of getting a single run.

Carlisle Koestler, who joined MSU as a graduate transfer, had a respectable start for the Bulldogs and was able to keep State in the game through most of his time on the mound. Koestler threw 6.1 innings, surrendered 4 earned runs and struck out a couple of batters.

It wasn’t a great performance from Koestler, but it was theoretically good enough to win if he’d gotten some decent run support. He was tallied as the losing pitcher, but he’s far from being the reason Mississippi State lost.

The Bulldogs had one hit all evening. Just. One. Hit.

Mississippi State’s bats were frozen Friday night. Designated hitter Tanner Leggett was the only Bulldog who was able to get a hit in any at bat Mississippi State’s 4-0 loss to Long Beach State.

The Bulldogs return to action against LBSU Saturday at 5 p.m. Hopefully MSU can string together a few hits and score a few runs en route to a win this time.

All stats via hailstate.com.

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