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‘The best fans in College Baseball’: Tanner Allen thanks Mississippi State fans for making his ‘career so special’

Mississippi State baseball. Photo: Sloane Bush/Mississippi State Athletics.
Mississippi State baseball. Photo: Sloane Bush/Mississippi State Athletics.

Tanner Allen has accomplished quite a bit throughout the entirety of his career up to this point. He’s helped guide the Bulldogs to three College World Series appearances and was named the SEC Player of the Year this season.

The Theodore, Alabama native is proving himself to be one of the best players in Mississippi State’s lengthy and proud baseball history.

So far, 2021 has been spectacular for Allen. He has a remarkable .392 batting average, a .634 slugging percentage, 10 home runs, 62 RBIs, and has only struck out 30 times this season. He’s a constant threat to do some damage against opposing pitchers

In addition to that, once he gets on base, Allen can get to scooting and grab a couple more bases.

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This year, Allen has started stealing bases, something he hasn’t done in previous seasons in Starkville. Allen hasn’t been the most successful Bulldog on the base paths, but he has stolen 9 bases on a dozen attempts this year, tying him for 2nd on the team in stolen bases with Rowdey Jordan.

Allen is a key reason as to why the Bulldogs are going back to Omaha and he’s grateful for the support Mississippi State baseball fans have given him.

Mississippi State has an incredibly passionate group of baseball fans. The Bulldogs routinely set attendance records at games and anyone who takes a look at the Carnegie Hall of College Baseball (Dudy Noble Field at Polk-Dement Stadium) would know MSU has invested a ton of energy (and money) into making this program special.

And Allen recognizes that.

In a tweet Tuesday evening, Allen thanks Mississippi State fans for their support and for “making [his] career so special.”

Allen highlighted that Dudy Noble has “been the best home for the last 4 years of [his life]” and that Mississippi State fans are the “best fans in College Baseball.”

Check out the tweet below:

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Despite the fact that Allen has accomplished quite a bit over the past few seasons, he’s not done just yet. According to his tweet, the Bulldogs “still have more work to do.”

It’s probably fair to say that Allen is aiming to make his upcoming trip to Omaha a special one. The Bulldogs want to win it all this season. Mississippi State fans would love to see this team accomplish it.

Regardless of how this team does in Omaha though, the MSU faithful are grateful for all this team has accomplished.

For more independent Mississippi State news and commentary, follow The Underdog Tribune on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Ethan Lee on Facebook and Twitter.

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