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Inning-by-Inning Narrative Game Six – 1999 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Columbus Regional Ohio State vs. Mississippi State May 30, 1999 at Columbus, Ohio (Bill Davis Stadium)

Starting Lineups (in batting order):

Ohio State Mississippi State ————————- ————————— 20 cf Mike Lockwood 4 2b Chris Lotterhos 10 c Tom Durant 12 3b Ty Martin 36 1b Jason Trott 15 rf Brian Wiese 7 2b Chad Ehrnsberger 8 1b Cliff Wren 24 rf Jason Turner 14 ss Travis Chapman 6 lf Jason Driscoll 13 cf Jamie Rock 21 3b Matt Middleton 23 c Chris Curry 11 dh Joe Wilkins 24 lf Jon Knott 17 ss Trent McIlvain 35 dh Josh West 19 p Andy Lee 42 p Scott Polk

Todays starters: Ohio State: Andy Lee, 8-1 (5.36 ERA) Mississippi State: Scott Polk, 5-2 (5.19 ERA)

Umpires —————- Home: Bob Homolka 1st: Mark Chapman 2nd: Jacob Asher 3rd: Mark McGill

Time of First Pitch: 1:05 pm EDT Game Time Temperature: 88 degrees Game Time Weather: sunny Length of Game: 2 hours, 55 minutes.

Score by innings: R H E ———————————————- Ohio State 000 514 000 – 10 10 1 Mississippi State 011 010 220 – 7 13 0 ———————————————-

Ohio State inning 1

Lockwood popped up to 2b (0-0). Durant flied out to cf (1-1). Trott flied out to rf (1-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 1

Lotterhos grounded out to ss (0-2). Martin grounded out to 2b (2-2). Wiese singled to pitcher (1-2). Wren walked (3-1); Wiese advanced to second. Chapman struck out looking (0-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Ohio State inning 2

Ehrnsberger grounded out to 3b (1-0). Turner flied out to lf (0-0). Driscoll grounded out to 3b (3-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 2

Rock flied out to cf (1-2). Curry hit by pitch (0-0). Knott reached on a fielder’s choice to pitcher (1-2); Curry advanced to second, advanced to third on an error by p. West struck out swinging (2-2). Lotterhos doubled down the lf line, RBI (1-2); Knott advanced to third; Curry scored, unearned. Martin grounded out to 2b (1-1). 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Ohio State inning 3

Middleton out at first 1b to p (1-2). Wilkins struck out, out at first c to 1b (0-2). McIlvain struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 3

Wiese struck out swinging (1-2). Wren grounded out to 3b (0-1). Chapman homered to left field, RBI (0-1). Rock lined out to lf (0-1). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State inning 4

Lockwood struck out looking (2-2). Durant singled to center field (2-0). Durant advanced to second on a passed ball. Trott walked (3-1). Ehrnsberger walked (3-2); Trott advanced to second; Durant advanced to third. Turner struck out swinging (1-2). Driscoll walked, RBI (3-0); Ehrnsberger advanced to second; Trott advanced to third; Durant scored. Middleton homered to right field, 4 RBI (1-2); Driscoll scored; Ehrnsberger scored; Trott scored. Wilkins flied out to cf (1-2). 5 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 4

Curry struck out swinging (2-2). Knott grounded out to 3b (1-2). West walked (3-0). Lotterhos flied out to rf (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State inning 5

McIlvain doubled to left center (3-2). Carroll to p for Polk. Lockwood flied out to lf (1-1). Durant doubled down the lf line, RBI (0-1); McIlvain scored. Trott struck out swinging (2-2). Ehrnsberger struck out swinging (0-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 5

Martin homered to left field, RBI (1-1). Wiese singled to center field (1-2). Wren flied out to rf (3-1). Chapman grounded out to 3b (3-2); Wiese advanced to second. Wiese advanced to third on a passed ball. Rock flied out to cf (3-0). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State inning 6

Turner singled to right field (0-1). Driscoll doubled down the lf line (1-0); Turner advanced to third. Middleton singled to center field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (1-1); Driscoll advanced to third; Turner scored. Wilkins singled to center field, RBI (0-0); Middleton advanced to third; Driscoll scored. McIlvain fouled out to 1b (0-1). Wilkins stole second. Lockwood singled to center field, 2 RBI (0-2); Wilkins scored; Middleton scored. Durant singled to left field (2-0); Lockwood advanced to second. Estel to p for Carroll. Durant advanced to second; Lockwood advanced to third on a passed ball. Trott walked (3-0). Ehrnsberger grounded into double play 3b to c to 1b (1-2); Lockwood out on the play. 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 6

Curry struck out swinging (3-2). Knott struck out swinging (0-2). West singled to center field (2-2). Lotterhos reached on a fielder’s choice to shortstop (1-2); West out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State inning 7

Turner popped up to 3b (2-0). Driscoll struck out swinging (0-2). Middleton struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 7

Martin singled to center field (1-2). Wiese walked (3-1); Martin advanced to second. Wren singled to left field (0-0); Wiese advanced to second; Martin advanced to third. Chapman flied out to lf, SF, RBI (1-1); Martin scored. Rock singled to center field, RBI (1-2); Wren advanced to second; Wiese scored. Smith to p for Lee. Curry grounded out to 3b (2-2); Rock advanced to second; Wren advanced to third. Knott struck out swinging (1-2). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Ohio State inning 8

Wilkins struck out looking (2-2). McIlvain flied out to rf (0-0). Lockwood grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 8

West walked (3-2). Lotterhos struck out swinging (0-2). Martin singled to right field (2-1); West advanced to third. Wiese singled to left field, RBI (3-2); Martin advanced to second; West scored. Wren flied out to lf (1-1). Chapman doubled down the lf line, RBI (3-2); Wiese advanced to third; Martin scored. Fullenkamp to p for Smith. Rock flied out to cf (1-2). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Ohio State inning 9

Durant flied out to rf (3-1). Trott struck out swinging (2-2). Ehrnsberger flied out to cf (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 9

Curry flied out to cf (0-1). Willingham pinch hit for Knott. Willingham singled to left field (3-2). West flied out to cf (1-0). Wright pinch hit for Lotterhos. Wright struck out looking (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Polk faced 1 batter in the 5th.

1999 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Columbus Regional