Mississippi State Baseball Overcomes Top Ranked Florida Last Night

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 24: Mississippi State Bulldogs players sit in the dugout before playing the UCLA Bruins during game one of the College World Series Finals on June 24, 2013 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. UCLA won 3-1. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 24: Mississippi State Bulldogs players sit in the dugout before playing the UCLA Bruins during game one of the College World Series Finals on June 24, 2013 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. UCLA won 3-1. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) /
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Mississippi State baseball mounted a historic comeback to defeat the Florida Gators

Somehow, the Mississippi State baseball team did it again! The Bulldogs knocked down the Florida Gators last night thanks to an unlikely yet still incredible comeback late in the game. After falling behind 3-0 , the Mississippi State Bulldogs came out and scored 6 unanswered runs to win the game 6-3.

Florida held that aforementioned 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th inning. And that’s exactly where MSU struck back and got into this game. Elijah MacNamee hit a two run homer to get the Bulldogs within one run of the Gators.

Then, in the 8th inning, the Mississippi State baseball team struck again and scored 4 runs, putting the Bulldogs ahead 6-3. Jake Mangum tripled down the left field line, allowing two runs to score and giving MSU a 4-3 lead. Then, Tanner Allen hit a two run home run of his how, giving the Bulldogs that 6-3 advantage.

Konnor Pilkington stepped up onto the mound for MSU and threw for 6.1 innings. In his time as the starting pitcher, Pilkington gave up 3 runs, all of which were earned, and issued 4 walks. However, that’s not all that Pilkington did. Konnor Pilkington redeemed himself a bit by striking out 7 batters and keeping MSU within striking distance of Florida.

Riley Self came in to relieve Pilkington and, in 2.2 innings of work, Self held Florida scoreless, struck out three batters, and earned the win.

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Now, the Mississippi State baseball team is 29-24 on the year. The Bulldogs are certainly going to the SEC Tournament and currently hold a conference record of 13-15 right now. And, at the moment, the Bulldogs have a chance to take the series from the top ranked team in the nation. They’ll look to do so when they play tonight.