Mississippi State Baseball Eliminates Florida State On Walk Off Home Run

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 24: Mississippi State Bulldogs players huddle just 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 huddle just 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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The Mississippi State baseball team isn’t done just yet!

In an elimination game between the Mississippi State baseball team and the hosting Florida State Seminoles, the Bulldogs came out on top today! Florida State was eliminated from hosting their own Tallahassee Regional as the Mississippi State Bulldogs knocked FSU down in walk off fashion!

Mississippi State’s pitching kept Florida State’s bats quiet for most of the game. The Bulldogs allowed two runs, but Mississippi State’s pitching staff kept things together and reasonable. However, MSU struggled to score throughout the game.

Florida State’s Drew Parrish pitched an incredible game. That is right up until he couldn’t hold on anymore. And in that moment, the Mississippi State Bulldogs struck, eliminating the Florida State Seminoles and advancing on in the Tallahassee Regional.

Florida State’s 2-0 lead lasted all the way into the bottom of the ninth inning. FSU was one out away from ending the game. The Seminoles just needed one more strike to make sure that they could continue playing.

But, on a 1-2 count with two outs and two runners on base, Elijah MacNamee had different plans.

Jake Mangum opened the inning up by earning a walk from FSU’s Parrish. After two Bulldogs were shut down, Hunter Stovall earned a walk of his own. Then, Elijah MacNamee stepped up to the plate. That’s the moment that MacNamee swung and ended the game. MSU won 3-2 over FSU.

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MacNamee sent a home run over the left field wall in Tallahassee, bringing three runs in and giving the Mississippi State baseball team the win. Now, the Bulldogs will wait. The winner of Samford and Oklahoma will advance on to the regional championship game. The loser gets to face Mississippi State.