UT walks in winning run in 12th to drop Mississippi State series

Vols walk Walker with the bases loaded in 12th to drop series

Photos by Bill Simmonds/Special to the news sentinel
Tennessee catcher David Houser and pitcher Andrew Lee walk off the field after Lee walked in Cody Walker with the bases loaded to force in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning on Sunday in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State won, 4-3.

Photo by Bill Simmonds

Photos by Bill Simmonds/Special to the news sentinel Tennessee catcher David Houser and pitcher Andrew Lee walk off the field after Lee walked in Cody Walker with the bases loaded to force in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning on Sunday in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State won, 4-3.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — When you’re trying to build a program, lessons normally accumulate before wins.

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Comments » 4

FWBVol writes:

I watched the game on TV and there were a couple of calls that really hurt UT. Simcox beat out an infield hit in the third or fourth inning and the umpire called him out. The replay showed he was a step past the bag when the ball arrived.

Two of the four balls in the final at bat of the game could have easily been called a strike.

That said, you can't make two errors with nobody out in the bottom of an inning of an extra inning game and expect to win.

Goodgriefcharliebrown writes:

in response to FWBVol:

I watched the game on TV and there were a couple of calls that really hurt UT. Simcox beat out an infield hit in the third or fourth inning and the umpire called him out. The replay showed he was a step past the bag when the ball arrived.

Two of the four balls in the final at bat of the game could have easily been called a strike.

That said, you can't make two errors with nobody out in the bottom of an inning of an extra inning game and expect to win.

True Val, blame the umps. Sad.

TommyJack writes:

in response to Goodgriefcharliebrown:

True Val, blame the umps. Sad.

And you, pal, are consistently boring.

OrangePride writes:

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE: The bottom line on both these last two losses was the same. We could not even come close to hitting their relief pitching. We struck out something like 25 times and nearly 70% of those came against relief pitching. Now throw in some atrocious unforced errors and we come to the real bottom line..we weren't good enough to win. A couple of calls were amazingly bad, but if we belive umpiring made the so called difference, we do ourselves a disservice. Pick something you can correct and control. For us to win, we have to play an almost perfect game because we are still just not quite good enough to win with just the B+ performance. MUST win 2 of 3 this weekend or we may just be sitting home again.

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