The Mississippi State Bulldogs are national champions. It’s the first time that any team that has hailed from Starkville can make that claim. The Diamond Dawgs defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores in dominant fashion in game three of the College World Series in a 9-0 affair. Will Bednar and Landon Sims combined for a one-hit shutout of the Commodores, who just couldn’t seem to anchor down its defensive troubles in games two and three of the championship series after winning game 1 by a score of 8-2.
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The Mississippi St. Bulldogs walloped the Commodores of Vanderbilt, who hail from Nashville, Tennessee, 13-2 in game two of the College World Series on Tuesday night. It sets the stage for one of the two teams to claim the National Championship for NCAA Division I college baseball tomorrow night in Omaha, Nebraska.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores defeated the Mississippi St. Bulldogs 8-2 in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday night and are on the doorstep of their 3rd College World Series title. Another win on Tuesday night would seal back to back national titles (as there was no CWS champion in 2020 due to COVID19).
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Yesterday afternoon, the Vanderbilt Commodores beat a short-handed North Carolina St. Wolfpack squad 3-1 that suffered quarantine due COVID-19 protocols. According to NCAA.com, “the Vanderbilt vs. NC State game scheduled for Saturday has been ruled a no-contest due to COVID-19 protocols, as NC State “will not be able to continue in the championship”. In a late night affair that was delayed due to inclement weather in Omaha, the Texas Longhorns outlasted the Mississippi St. Bulldogs in an 8-5 contest. The Longhorns forced the “if necessary game” that will be played at 7 p.m. e.s.t. on Saturday night.
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The Texas Longhorns defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 6-2 late on Thursday night to advance to the College World Series semifinals on Friday against the Mississippi St. Bulldogs. If Texas were to win on Friday night, they would force an “if necessary” game to be played on Saturday.
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Straight out of bizarro world, Vanderbilt won 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning as relief pitcher Brendan Beck air mailed a pitch over the top of the glove of Stanford catcher Kody Huff and Spencer Jones raced home with the winning run. The Commodores will face North Carolina St. in the bracket final on Friday. if the Vandy Boys win, they will have to face the Wolfpack again on Saturday as the College World Series has a double elimination format until the championship game, which has a best two out of three arrangement.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs came down from a 4-0 deficit in the 8th inning to take a 6-4 lead and hung on for a 6-5 winner’s bracket victory over the Virginia Cavaliers. On Friday, they will face the winner of the Thursday night contest between Virginia and the Texas Longhorns.
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack diamond crew rode the arms of Sam Highfill and Evan Justice to a 1-0 shutout victory of the Vanderbilt Commodores to remain in the winner’s bracket in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. They await the winner of the Wednesday night matchup between Vanderbilt and the Stanford Cardinal, who eliminated the Arizona Wildcats on Monday afternoon by a tally of 14-5.
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After the first round of College World Series competition in Omaha, Nebraska the winner’s bracket consists of the Vanderbilt Commodores, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Virginia Cavaliers, and Mississippi State Bulldogs. On Monday afternoon, the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona Wildcats will pair off in a loser’s bracket elimination game. The winner will face the loser of the winner’s bracket affair between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the North Carolina State Wolfpack that will take place on Monday evening. On Tuesday afternoon, the Texas Longhorns and Tennessee Volunteers will compete in an elimination game. The winner of this contest will move on to compete against the loser of the Tuesday evening winner’s bracket battle between the Mississippi St. Bulldogs and the Virginia Cavaliers.
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The field of eight finalists that will compete for the Division I National Championship in baseball in Omaha, Nebraska is now set. The octet of survivors in order of tournament seeding are:
2. Texas Longhorns
3. Tennessee Volunteers
4. Vanderbilt Commodores
5. Arizona Wildcats
7. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
9. Stanford Cardinal
North Carolina St. Wolfpack
The scheduled opening round is as follows:
Saturday, June 19,
1 p.m. CT
Stanford Cardinal vs. North Carolina St. Wolfpack
6 p.m. CT
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Arizona Wildcats
Sunday, June 20
1 p.m. CT
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Virginia Cavaliers
6 p.m. CT
Texas Longhorns vs. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
Printable College World Series Bracket/ NCAA.com