Mississippi State falls to Notre Dame in Game 2 of Starkville Super Regional
Mississippi State fell 9-1 to Notre Dame in Game 2 of its Super Regional on Sunday evening.
The Bulldogs and Fighting Irish will now play a decisive Game 3 on Monday to determine who goes to Omaha.
This was a close game until the fourth inning when Notre Dame pulled away. The Fighting Irish scored four runs in that frame and were powered by a 3-run homer from David LaManna.
Here’s the play:
Knew it right off the bat!!@david_lamanna introduces himself to the left field lounge with a three-run blast!!
— Notre Dame Baseball (@NDBaseball) June 13, 2021
That gave Notre Dame a 6-1 lead, which it would not relinquish. Notre Dame tacked on two more runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh.
The Bulldogs managed just five hits against Notre Dame starter Aidan Tyrell, who went 7.1 innings. He struck out six and walked three.
Mississippi State is vying for its third consecutive College World Series appearance. The Bulldogs made it to Omaha in 2018 and 2019 and finished runner-up in 2013.