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Mississippi State Athletics | April 11, 2015

Evening things up

Mississippi State 4-11 Brown tossed seven innings against the Aggies to get the win.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Mississippi State finally got rewarded for another brilliant effort against No. 2 Texas A&M on Saturday.

Behind a dominant outing from Preston Brown and Trevor Fitts, MSU knocked off the Aggies 3-2 in the middle game of a Southeastern Conference series at Blue Bell Park.

With the win, MSU improved to 22-15 overall and 6-8 in league play, while Texas A&M fell to 32-3 and 10-3.

Brown (5-3) pitched seven innings, allowing eight hits and one run, with two walks and two strikeouts. The effort gave the Bulldogs’ two quality starts in the series as Brown followed Lucas Laster, who pitched well in a 3-1 loss in Friday's series opener.

After Levi Mintz was touched for a leadoff home run in the eighth inning, Fitts entered in relief. He struck out four and faced six total batters to earn his sixth save of the season.

MSU started the scoring in the third inning when Cody Brown hit his first home run of the year. The Bulldogs kept plugging in that frame as Jacob Robson singled and later scored on a hit by John Holland.

The Bulldogs increased the lead an inning later when Wes Rea doubled and scored on a hit from Michael Smith.

Texas A&M responded with three hits to score a run in the fourth inning. However, Brown stranded two Aggies and continued to battle through the seventh inning. Logan Taylor would homer for the Aggies in the eighth inning but Fitts relieved Mintz and brought the Bulldogs home.

MSU finished with seven hits, including multi-hit games by Robson and Holland.

Texas A&M finished with nine hits, including a two-hit game by Hunter Melton. Kyle Simonds (2-1) pitched the first five innings and took the loss.

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