21 Oct

wait for it …

Lance Lynn got into the World Series on Thursday night, getting the last two outs in the ninth inning as his St. Louis team lost to Texas 2-1. The former Ole Miss standout, the third of three pitchers to work the ninth for the Cardinals, yielded the sac fly by Michael Young that put the Rangers ahead. Amory native and former Mississippi State star Mitch Moreland hasn’t played yet for Texas; he was on deck as a possible pinch hitter in the eighth Thursday but was called back. Still think we’ll see a Lynn-Moreland confrontation before this one’s over. … On Saturday, in Game 3, we’ll definitely see a matchup between former M-Braves left-hander Matt Harrison and ex-Jackson Generals star Lance Berkman. The switch-hitting Berkman, 3-for-8 in the series for the Cards, will have to bat from his least favorite side, right-handed, against Harrison, who has made two solid postseason starts for the Rangers (1-0, five runs in 10 2/3 innings). But Berkman did get a big two-run hit against lefty C.J. Wilson in Game 1.
P.S. Southern Miss’ recruiting class was ranked No. 3 in the nation by Baseball America. Ole Miss checked in at No. 5 and Mississippi State at No. 14. All three schools ranked in the top 20 of Collegiate Baseball’s recruiting rankings released last month.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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