MS State headed to Omaha for third straight year


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STARKVILLE,Miss. – Its third win on a Monday in 2021 was the sweetest of all of them, because the No. 3 Mississippi State baseball program earned its twelfth journey to the School World Sequence with an 11-7 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame in entrance of a packed Dudy Noble Area within the Starkville Tremendous Regional.

The nation’s longest lively streak of School World Sequence appearances reaches three and makes Mississippi State certainly one of simply 10 applications to advance to not less than three straight CWS for the reason that Tremendous Regional format started in 1999. It’s the first time in program historical past that MSU has reached three straight School World Sequence.

11,754 packed Dudy Noble Area Monday night time, the ballpark’s third crowd of over 11,000 throughout the Starkville Tremendous Regional. The Dude’s sequence attendance totaled 40,140, setting the NCAA report for the most important crowd in an on-campus, three-game sequence. Mississippi State (45-16) scored in every of the primary 5 innings, with a single run within the first adopted by a six-run second inning. Yet one more within the third, two within the fourth and one within the fifth helped MSU construct a 11-5 lead. Notre Dame (34-13) added two extra runs within the seventh to make it 11-7 and put two runners on base with one out within the ninth, earlier than State rolled a double play to finish the sport.

Eight of 9 starters drove in not less than one RBI within the recreation and 7 collected hits. 5 Diamond Dawgs posted multi-hit video games, as Tanner Allen, Brad Cumbest, Scotty Dubrule, Kamren James and Logan Tanner every chipped in two hits. Tanner drove in three RBIs, together with his 14th house run of the season.

Allen hit his tenth house run of the 12 months, scored two runs and drove in two RBIs. With Allen reaching the ten house run mark, it’s the first Mississippi State workforce to have 5 hitters attain double digits in house runs in the identical season.

Houston Harding made the beginning and tossed 4 innings of two-run work within the no resolution. He struck out 4 and walked two, earlier than handing the ball to Stone Simmons and finally Landon Sims (3-0). Sims picked up the win with 4 innings and two runs allowed, to go together with 4 strikeouts. Simmons additionally struck out two in his one inning of labor to present Mississippi State its forty eighth recreation in 61 tries with not less than 10 strikeouts.

For Notre Dame, Ryan Cole, Niko Kavadas and Carter Putz every drove in two RBIs within the recreation, with Cole and Spencer Myers every with three hits. Will Mercer (4-3) took the loss within the begin with 4 runs – three earned – allowed on three hits and two walks.


Head coach Chris Lemonis

On the tradition he’s attempting to construct

CL: Properly, it was right here after we acquired right here. Clearly if you determine to go to Mississippi State, you are going to a program the place that is the aspiration. That is why we now have the ballpark we do, the fanbase we do. Our purpose was to maintain it shifting and preserve it shifting ahead. The good half is all these younger gamers in this system proper now have skilled it they usually need it. That simply continues to develop and units the expectation greater. That is why I am grateful that Tanner [Allen] and Rowdey [Jordan] determined to return again. I am so blissful for them, and final 12 months presently, we did not know what they have been going to do. Coming again and having the ability to go to Omaha for a 3rd time with the park packed simply makes up for lots that we misplaced final 12 months.

Scoring Recap

Prime First

Ryan Cole hit a solo house run to proper discipline to attain the primary run of the sport.

Notre Dame 1, Mississippi State 0

Backside First

Rowdey Jordan reached on an error and superior to second on a Kamren James single earlier than he scored on Luke Hancock’s RBI single.

Mississippi State 1, Notre Dame 1

Backside Second

Brad Cumbest singled to proper discipline earlier than two back-to-back walks have been issued for Kellum Clark and Lane Forsythe to load the bases. Jordan reached on a fielder’s option to plate one and Tanner Allen’s sacrifice fly scored one other for the Bulldogs. Jordan stole second earlier than he scored on James’ single to left discipline. Hancock walked and scored on Logan Tanner’s 3 RBI house run to take a major early lead.

Mississippi State 7, Notre Dame 1

Prime Third

David LaManna doubled to left discipline and scored on Spencer Myers’ RBI single.

Mississippi State 7, Notre Dame 2

Backside Third

Allen hit his tenth house run of the season, a solo shot to proper heart.

Mississippi State 8, Notre Dame 2

Backside Fourth

Tanner doubled to proper discipline earlier than Cumbest and Clark produced back-to-back RBI doubles to plate two.

Mississippi State 10, Notre Dame 2

Prime Fifth

Myers singled to proper discipline and superior to 3rd on an error earlier than he scored on Cole’s single to left discipline. Jared Miller walked and scored on Carter Putz 2-RBI double to left discipline.

Mississippi State 10, Notre Dame 5

Backside Fifth

Allen doubled to left discipline, superior on a floor out and scored on Scotty Dubrule’s single up the center.

Mississippi State 11, Notre Dame 5

Prime Seventh

Cole walked and scored on Niko Kavadas’ 2-RBI house run.

Mississippi State 11, Notre Dame 7

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