MSU Pounds Kentucky

Paul Maholm pitched his second consecutive complete game, allowing two runs on four hits in Mississippi State's 4-to-2 win over Kentucky today in the first game of a doubleheader. Mississippi State built an early lead and Maholm took care of the rest. Kentucky trailed 3-to-0 in the fourth inning when the Wildcats scored their runs. Gordon Tyler hit a two-run double down the left-field line to cut State's lead to 3-2. The Bulldogs added a run in the sixth on Steve Gendron's R-B-I single and that was enough to secure the win. Maholm (4-1) gave up only one earned run. He pitched a complete game against South Carolina on March 15th. Seth Morris went three-for-four with four R-B-Is, including a three-run homer to lift the Wildcats to an 8-7 win in the second game. Kentucky trailed 5-to-0 before rallying in the fifth and sixth innings. Morris' homer cut State's lead to 5-3. After the Bulldogs extended the lead to 6-3 in the top of the sixth, Kentucky tied the game when Spencer Graeter hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the inning. Kentucky added a run in the seventh and eighth to hold on for the victory. Mississippi State is now 11-7-and-1 and 2-and-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Kentucky is 11-and-11 overall and 2-and-3 in the conference.