Landon Sims - Mississippi State Baseball. Photo: Austin Perryman/Mississippi State AthleticsMississippi State Baseball

Landon Sims to undergo season-ending surgery

Scott Foxhall and Chris Lemonis are going to have to get creative this Mississippi State baseball season as they were dealt some devastating news. In a tweet shared Monday, Landon Sims confirmed that he would miss the remainder of the 2022 Mississippi State baseball season.

As he detailed in his tweet, Sims will be out for the rest of the season as doctors address a torn UCL.

Landon Sims injury update: Mississippi State’s ace to undergo season-ending surgery

Sims got injured as the Bulldogs faced off against the Tulane Green Wave a little over a week ago. He’d been having a dominant showing, striking out seemingly every batter he was facing until he wasn’t able to throw due to injury.

Foxhall and Lemonis will need to figure out who can fill in for Sims as the Bulldogs move forward. This season is far from over and while Sims may be out, there are still high expectations for what this team will be able to accomplish this year.

Mississippi State pitching rotation: Landon Sims out for the remainder of the year

The early part of the season has been rough and this definitely doesn’t make it any better, but the Bulldogs have shown a little bit of life in recent games.

Mississippi State was able to split its midweek two-game meeting with the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Bulldogs followed that up with a sweep of Princeton. During the weekend series, Foxhall and Lemonis may have found a starting rotation for the Bulldogs that could work down the stretch of the season.

The Bulldogs ended up turning to Preston Johnson, Parker Stinnett, and Cade Smith. While the trio wasn’t exactly perfect and isn’t as good as what some Mississippi State baseball fans might have hoped for, they were solid and only gave up a combined three runs in three games. Combine that with the 29 combined strikeouts the trio recorded and things look a little bit better.

Still, losing Sims will hurt. He’s done so much good for Mississippi State and it’s a shame to see him out for the remainder of the year. Hopefully he’s able to recover quickly and start preparing for the MLB Draft.

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