There’s been drama involved in Mississippi State postseason the last three years but this time, there was no doubt.
The Bulldogs swept through the Starkville Regional and Super Regional the last two weeks with a perfect 5-0 record and advanced to their 11th College World Series and the second-straight after a trip last year. It’s just the second time in school history that the Bulldogs have gone to the CWS in consecutive seasons after also doing it in 1997 and 1998.
The ticket was punched this year thanks to a 8-1 Sunday night win over Stanford that followed up Saturday night’s 6-2 victory. Senior pitcher Peyton Plumlee threw 6.2 strong innings in which he surrendered one hit and no runs after giving up a leadoff home run in the first inning. Plumlee did his job in front of a raucous crowd of 11,157 fans just one night after MSU packed in 13,132 fans for the third largest crowd in NCAA Tournament history.
For more on the Bulldogs and their latest run to the College World Series, see the Monday sports pages of The Starkville Daily News.