Watch Mississippi State Baseball’s Elijah MacNamee Eliminate FSU

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 24: The Mississippi State Bulldogs run in the outfield to warm up 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: The Mississippi State Bulldogs run in the outfield to warm up 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 needed a big swing from Elijah MacNamee to get the win today

The Mississippi State baseball team battled the hosting Florida State Seminoles incredibly well today. The Bulldogs took on Florida State with Ethan Small on the mound to start things off. Small kept MSU in the game, pitching well all afternoon.

Through 6.0 innings of work, Small only gave up a total of two runs to the Seminoles. Small was then replaced by Riley Self, who delivered 3.0 innings of scoreless baseball as well, keeping the Seminoles at bay and off the scoreboard.

But Mississippi State couldn’t get anything on the board. That is until the bottom of the 9th inning came around.

Florida State’s Drew Parrish had the Bulldogs on the ropes. He just needed one more strike to be able to shut Mississippi State down and kick the Bulldogs out of Tallahassee. Instead, the MSU baseball team made sure that their season would continue.

That’s because of one huge swing from Elijah MacNamee.

In the bottom of the 9th, with two outs and two men on Elijah MacNamee took the plate with the Mississippi State Bulldogs down 2-0. MacNamee and Parrish battled for a bit, getting the count up to 1-2.

That’s when MacNamee ended the game and Florida State’s season. That’s when the Bulldogs came back and proved that this season isn’t over just yet for them. That’s when the Mississippi State baseball team struck. MacNamee hit a three-run homer out past left field and won the game for MSU.

And that delivered a much needed win to the Mississippi State baseball team. The Bulldogs are still alive and they’re hoping to keep winning.

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Their next game will come tomorrow at 11:00 am central time. The Mississippi State Bulldogs will take on the loser of the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Samford Bulldogs. MSU’s season isn’t done just yet.