Mississippi State Baseball Back On Brink Of Elimination In College World Series

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 24: Security guards gather up beachballs that fell out of the right field bleacher crowd between innings as the UCLA Bruins play the Mississippi State Bulldogs 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: Security guards gather up beachballs that fell out of the right field bleacher crowd between innings as the UCLA Bruins play the Mississippi State Bulldogs 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 is back in familiar territory yet again

The 2018 version of the Mississippi State baseball team has flirted with elimination for quite some time now. These Bulldogs have been consistently counted out all year. Now, they’re right back there again, having to win or they’ll go home.

Oregon State just thumped the Mississippi State baseball team in frustrating fashion. The worst part of it all is that Oregon State did so with ease. The Bulldogs lost to the Beavers by 10 runs and couldn’t score more than two today against a team that has been battling through the elimination side of the bracket.

All of that said, Mississippi State has been here before.

It wasn’t all that long ago that the Bulldogs lost by 10 runs in the postseason to put MSU in a spot from which it could be eliminated. Earlier this month, the Mississippi State baseball team lost to Oklahoma by a horrifying score of 20 to 10.

That game was awful. Everything about it felt truly abysmal.

Mississippi State responded by beating Florida State and eliminating the Seminoles from their own regional on a walk-off home run from Elijah MacNamee. From there, MSU sent Samford home and subsequently beat Oklahoma twice to eliminate the Sooners.

When the Bulldogs entered Nashville, they struggled there too. Yes, Mississippi State won a back-and-forth affair with Vanderbilt in game one, but they lost in game two and could have folded in game three, which was an elimination game.

Mississippi State bounced back instead. The Bulldogs took the Super Regional from Vanderbilt and moved on to Omaha where they won two more games to get to this point.

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Now, MSU can be eliminated with a loss tomorrow. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs are facing their toughest task of the season by playing Oregon State. Still, Mississippi State has been in similar situations before. It’s possible that they can come out of this one. But even if the Bulldogs don’t, this season has been a wonderful blur and blend of emotions. MSU has much to be proud about at this point.