16 Apr

numbers to crunch

.485 – Zack Cozart’s batting average. The ex-Ole Miss star went 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and an RBI in Cincinnati’s 7-5 win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
.464 – Anthony Alford’s batting average. The former Mr. Baseball from Petal High hit his first Double-A home run for New Hampshire (Toronto system) on Saturday.
9 – Doubles for Mitch Moreland. The Mississippi State product, who leads MLB in two-baggers, got one Saturday along with his first homer of the year to spark Boston’s 2-1 win against Tampa Bay.
3 – Homers this season for Hunter Renfroe. The State product hit his latest on Saturday for San Diego, the first bomb by a visiting player at Atlanta’s new SunTrust Park.
3 – Homers this season for Carlos Franco. The Mississippi Braves infielder hit his third on Saturday in the first game – a loss — of a pair against Tennessee; he is at .323 with 11 RBIs for the Double-A M-Braves (6-4), who return to Trustmark Park in Pearl on Monday.
19 – Consecutive series losses for Ole Miss against LSU in Baton Rouge, La. The Tigers won Saturday’s rubber game 3-2.
0 – Runs allowed by Delta State’s Zach Osbon, Tre Hobbs and Seth Birdsong in the Statesmen’s sweep at West Florida. Osbon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his fifth save in Friday’s opener, Hobbs followed with a four-hit shutout and Birdsong capped the weekend with a five-hit shutout on Saturday. Nationally ranked DSU is 32-8, 22-5 Gulf South Conference.
7 – Wins for Jacob Mardick. The Millsaps left-hander beat NCAA Division III No. 2 Birmingham-Southern with a complete-game effort on Saturday as the Majors salvaged the SAA series finale and improved to 16-20, 7-10. Mardick also beat No. 1-ranked Emory earlier this season.
12 – Strikeouts by Hunter Mullis. The Mississippi College left-hander beat Alabama-Huntsville with a six-hit shutout on Friday; the Choctaws lost the series rubber game on Saturday to slip to 16-22, 12-14 GSC.
32 – Runs yielded by Blue Mountain in three straight losses at Middle Georgia State. The Toppers (26-22, 7-11 SSAC) have dropped seven of their last eight.

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