The Mississippi State baseball team certainly has a lot to celebrate. Mississippi State is now officially headed to its third straight College World Series, which just happens to be the longest active streak in the country.
All of that is happening because the Bulldogs beat Notre Dame 11-7 Monday evening.
That decisive and incredibly important win for Mississippi State happened thanks in large part to a fast and furious start for the Bulldogs.
“Game three featured a fast start for Mississippi State as the Bulldogs jumped out and claimed a 7-1 lead over Notre Dame thanks to a six-run second inning.
“That six-run scoring fest of a second inning featured just four hits from Mississippi State as the Bulldogs took advantage of multiple walks and scored with timely hitting. The inning was highlighted by Logan Tanner’s three-run shot to left center field.
“And that 7-1 lead would’ve been enough for the Bulldogs to win, but MSU kept scoring.”Ethan Lee, Mississippi State outlasts Notre Dame, is headed back to the College World Series
The Bulldogs and Fighting Irish went back and forth throughout the rest of the evening. Notre Dame made the game a little too close for comfort thanks to its unrelenting and absurdly powerful offense. But ultimately, the Fighting Irish fell.
Mississippi State, unsurprisingly, took to the field and created a thrilling dog pile in front of over 11,000 fans after recording the final out by way of a double play in the top of the 9th inning.
Thankfully, the fine folks in the Mississippi State Athletic Department captured the magnificent moment and shared it in a video on the official Mississippi State Athletics YouTube channel.
Check out the video of Mississippi State celebrating below:
And because Mississippi State got a monumental win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Bulldogs are headed to Omaha to compete in the College World Series again.