Mississippi State, Vanderbilt advance to College World Series
Mississippi State and Vanderbilt have already punched their tickets to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series.
The Commodores defeated Duke 13-2 Sunday to win the Super Regional, while MSU defeated Stanford 8-1 Sunday night.
For Vandy, it will be the fourth time in program history it has been to Omaha. The Commodores have already tied a program record with a ridiculous 54 wins (54-11), and it will face Louisville either Saturday or Sunday in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament. Vanderbilt showed incredible resolve after getting hammered 18-5 Friday night in the opening game against the Blue Devils; however, Kumar Rocker’s no-hitter on Saturday helped pave momentum for Sunday’s big win.
Mississippi State, however, swept Stanford in Starkville — 6-2 Friday night and 8-1 Sunday night. MSU has been on a tear this season led by senior OF Jake Mangum and ace pitcher Ethan Small.
Senior OF Elijah MacNamee also delivered an epic three-run bomb in the top of the ninth Sunday night that included likely the best bat flip in college baseball history.
WE LOVE YOU MAC!#HailState🐶 | @Elijahm_2 pic.twitter.com/GjabylGl9a
— OmaDawgs ⚾️ (@HailStateBB) June 10, 2019
At least one more SEC team will advance to the College World Series, too, Monday. Auburn and North Carolina are tied at 1-1 with the final game scheduled for Monday at 1:00 p.m. Ole Miss also plays Arkansas at 4:00 p.m. Monday. Both games will be featured on ESPN2.