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Inning-by-Inning Narrative Game Four – 1999 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Columbus Regional Ohio State vs. Mississippi State May 29, 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 lf Jamie Rock 21 3b Matt Middleton 23 c Chris Curry 11 dh Joe Wilkins 24 dh Joe Knott 17 ss Trent McIlvain 35 cf Josh West 22 p EJ Laratta 34 p Hank Thoms

Todays starters: Ohio State: E.J. Laratta, 9-2 (3.45 ERA) Mississippi State: Hank Thoms, 7-5 (2.35 ERA)

Umpires —————- Home: John Kramer 1st: Bob Homolka 2nd: John Magnusson 3rd: Jay Asher

Time of First Pitch: 3:07 pm EDT Game Time Temperature: 90 degrees Game Time Weather: partly sunny Length of Game: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Score by innings: R H E ———————————————- Ohio State 012 200 100 – 6 17 1 Mississippi State 000 001 200 – 3 5 1 ———————————————-

Ohio State inning 1

Lockwood struck out looking (1-2). Durant singled to left field (1-2). Trott struck out looking (2-2). Ehrnsberger grounded out to 3b (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 1

Lotterhos flied out to lf (3-2). Martin struck out, out at first c to 1b (1-2). Wiese struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State inning 2

Turner singled to right field (0-0). Driscoll singled to left center (2-0); Turner advanced to second. Middleton singled, bunt (1-0); Driscoll advanced to second; Turner advanced to third. Wilkins fouled out to 3b (1-2). McIlvain fouled out to rf, SF, RBI (0-0); Middleton advanced to second; Driscoll advanced to third; Turner scored. Lockwood struck out looking (1-2). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 2

Wren fouled out to 1b (2-2). Chapman struck out looking (3-2). Rock flied out to cf (2-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State inning 3

Durant singled to center field (3-2). Durant advanced to second on a wild pitch. Trott out at first 1b to p (3-2); Durant advanced to third. Ehrnsberger homered to left field, 2 RBI (1-1); Durant scored. Turner flied out to rf (0-2). Driscoll reached on an error by ss (0-0). Middleton grounded out to 2b (1-2). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 3

Curry grounded out to p (0-0). Knott popped up to 2b (2-2). West struck out swinging (3-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State inning 4

Wilkins doubled down the rf line (1-1). McIlvain fouled out to c (1-1). Lockwood tripled to right center, RBI (0-0); Wilkins scored. Durant doubled to left center, RBI (2-1); Lockwood scored. Trott grounded out to 2b (1-2); Durant advanced to third. Ehrnsberger walked (3-2). Turner struck out swinging (2-2). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 4

Lotterhos flied out to rf (0-0). Martin flied out to lf (2-1). Wiese grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State inning 5

Driscoll lined out to ss (3-2). Middleton singled to right field (1-2). Wilkins singled to center field (0-0); Middleton advanced to third. McIlvain grounded out to p (1-0); Wilkins advanced to second. Lockwood struck out swinging (2-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 5

Wren singled to left field, out at second lf to 2b (0-1). Chapman grounded out to ss (0-1). Rock grounded out to 3b (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State inning 6

Durant lined out to 3b (0-1). Trott flied out to rf (2-0). Ehrnsberger singled to center field (0-0). Ehrnsberger out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 6

Curry homered to center field, RBI (1-0). Knott grounded out to ss (0-0). West grounded out to 2b (0-0). Lotterhos struck out swinging (1-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State inning 7

Turner singled to center field (1-0). Driscoll flied out to rf (0-1). Middleton singled to left field (1-0); Turner advanced to third. Middleton stole second. Wilkins flied out to cf, SF, RBI (3-1); Middleton advanced to third; Turner scored. McIlvain struck out looking (0-2). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 7

Martin reached on an error by ss (1-1). Wiese struck out swinging (1-2). Wren singled to right field (0-0); Martin advanced to third. Wren advanced to second; Martin scored on a balk, unearned. Chapman lined out to 3b (0-0). Rock singled to left field, RBI (1-0); Wren scored, unearned. Curry flied out to lf (1-0). 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Ohio State inning 8

Lockwood out at first 1b to 2b to p (0-0). Durant singled to left field (3-1). Donovan to p for H. Thoms. Trott singled to center field (2-0); Durant advanced to second. Ehrnsberger walked (3-1); Trott advanced to second; Durant advanced to third. Turner struck out swinging (2-2). Estel to p for Donovan. Driscoll grounded out to 3b (0-1). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 8

Knott flied out to rf (0-1). West grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1). Lotterhos grounded out to ss (1-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State inning 9

Middleton singled to left field (0-0). Wilkins grounded into double play ss to 1b (2-1); Middleton out on the play. McIlvain struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Mississippi State inning 9

Martin singled to right field (1-1). Wiese flied out to rf (1-0). Wren grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (0-0); Martin out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

1999 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Columbus Regional