Mississippi State baseball

Mississippi State's Josh Hatcher scores during the second inning against LSU in an Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday night.

HOOVER, Ala. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs won the longest game in Southeastern Conference Tournament history when Gunner Halter drove in Justin Foscue with a single in the 17th inning on Thursday morning.

The game began at 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday and ended at 3:05 a.m. on Thursday.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead early, but the Tigers came back to tie the game at 4-4 in the eighth inning on a two-run home run by Giovanni DiGiacomo.

DiGiacomo drove in Antoine Duplantis with a sacrifice fly to give LSU a 5-4 advantage in the 16th inning.

MSU tied the game back up when a baseball by Jake Mangum was errored to allow the tying run to score.

Two innings later Halter delivered the winning hit.

With the win, the Bulldogs will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Thursday night. The starting time at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium will be approximately 8 p.m.

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