Mississippi State baseball

Mississippi State's Peyton Plumlee (13) holds a sign spelling out their destination to the College World Series following Sunday night's 8-1 win over Stanford.

Mississippi State’s Peyton Plumlee has been paving his road to redemption all season long.

On Sunday night, it merged straight into the road to Omaha.

Plumlee, MSU’s senior pitcher who was suspended all of last season after failing an NCAA drug test, continued what has been a storybook comeback year on Sunday as he hurled 6.2 dominant innings to lead the Bulldogs back to the College World Series. Behind Plumlee’s right arm, the Bulldogs defeated Stanford 8-1 to sweep the Starkville Super Regional and advance to the grandest stage in all of college baseball.

“It’s a feeling like no other,” Plumlee said. “Everything I did to get back to this point was for this moment – to get back to Omaha and give our fans a national championship, which is what we’re looking to do. For all that to actually happen and come into play is so surreal and I’m super thankful to be here and super thankful for the opportunity to play for this university.”

For more on Plumlee and MSU's latest trip to Omaha, see Monday's Starkville Daily News.

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