That was key for the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday.
MSU pounded out nine hits on the way to a 6-1 win over Western Carolina at Dudy Noble Field for the first win of the season.
"We finally got some baseballs to fall for us and created a little bit of offense," MSU head coach John Cohen said.
The No. 2 Bulldogs scored three runs in both the fourth and eighth innings to bounce back after losing the opener to the Catamounts 3-2 Friday night.
MSU's first hit didn't come until the fourth inning. Senior second baseman Brett Pirtle led off the frame with a single to right field. Cody Brown hit a shot into right center field with one out. The ball bounced off Matt Smith's glove and rolled past the center fielder to the fence.
Pirtle ended up scoring and Brown made all the way to third for a triple, his first career hit.
"That got us going a little bit (Saturday)," MSU junior first baseman Wes Rea said.
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