Mississippi State head baseball coach John Cohen felt during fall ball he had some really talented, young arms in his bullpen. After yesterdays 5-1 win over Mississippi Valley State, Cohen likes more and more of what he is seeing from his young bullpen.
"We like our freshmen and our pen", Cohen said, after Will Cox and Jonathan Holder combined to three hit Valley and take States record to 6-1 on this years campaign.
Holder punched out thirteen consecutive outs giving Cohen one of his strongest outings on the mound so far in this still early season.
Said Cohen, “He had the one fielding error where he panicked and threw the ball away,” Cohen said. “But outside that I thought it was really clean.” So was Holder with 2.0 hitless frames, including two strikeouts."
This win enabled State to go 4-0 on the weekend (beating the Kansas Jayhawks 1-0 and 3-1, while taking two from Valley).
The win was State’s 23rd all-time against Valley State in as many meetings and now the Dogs will prepare for midweek action as the Memphis Tigers come to town for an afternoon Wednesday contest. Cohen expressed throwing pitchers this Wednesday against Memphis that didn't get work over the weekend.