For the third straight season, Mississippi State will wrap up the campaign with a trip to Omaha for the College World Series. The Bulldogs punched their ticket Monday night with an 11-7 win over Notre Dame in a decisive Game 3.
Mississippi State Baseball: Omaha becoming a second home for the Bulldog baseball program
The Bulldogs have become regulars in Omaha, and it is just a matter of time before State breaks through and brings home a national championship. The Bulldogs enter this year’s edition of the Greatest Show on Dirt with as good a chance as anyone else to hoist the championship trophy in a few weeks.
Making the College World Series in any given year is quite a feat for any ballclub, but to make it three consecutive years is astonishing. The Bulldogs continue to be a top contender year after year, and a lot of that has to do with guys like Rowdey Jordan and Tanner Allen.
Numbers 4 and 5 for the Maroon and White have been key contributors since they arrived on campus in 2017. The duo has been dialed in their last seasons in Starkville, with Allen, the SEC Player of the Year, hitting a team-leading .392. Jordan has been atop the Bulldog lineup for most of the year and is second on the team with a .326 batting average.
State opens up its college world series slate the same way it opened up the 2021 season, battling No. 2 Texas on Sunday at 6 PM CT. The Bulldogs knocked off the Longhorns, 8-3, behind strong performances from Christian MacLeod, Landon Sims, and Luke Hancock.
With a win, Mississippi State would go on to play the winner of Virginia and No. 3 Tennessee. Grab another win, and the Bulldogs will put themselves in a prime position to advance to the championship.
The stage is set for Mississippi State, and the Bulldogs will have to play its best baseball to have a chance to win in Omaha. Expect State to be locked in and ready to go come Sunday night at TD Ameritrade Park.