With a record crowd at Dudy Noble Field Saturday afternoon, Mississippi State rallied back from a four-run deficit against Notre Dame to beat the Fighting Irish in an enthralling game.
At one point, the Bulldogs were down 7-3, but they bounced back and claimed a 9-8 win over Notre Dame.
Now, the Bulldogs are one win away from making it to the College World Series. Following the game, Mississippi State head coach Chris Lemonis met with the Bulldogs in the dugout to discuss the Bulldogs’ win over the Fighting Irish.
“Hey, I told you before and I think you knew it. That’s a good team in that other dugout,” Lemonis said to his team.
After complimenting the Fighting Irish, Lemonis added that the Bulldogs still have “a lot of work to do.”
“But we had so many great performances today,” Lemonis said.
That might be an understatement.
The Bulldogs hit three home runs against Notre Dame. Tanner Allen hit a solo shot in the first, Rowdey Jordan hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and then Logan Tanner put MSU on top with a home run in the seventh. And on the mound, Landon Sims dominated, striking out three of the six foes he faced.
The good folks in Mississippi State’s athletic department have shared video of that chat on YouTube. Check out the full speech in the video below:
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