Mississippi State, Virginia announce their starting pitchers as Bulldogs and Cavaliers set to meet



Photo: Sarah Triplett/Mississippi State Athletics

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are looking for their second win in the 2021 College World Series. The Bulldogs will face off against the Virginia Cavaliers Tuesday evening once the Tennessee Volunteers and Texas Longhorns finish their game.

Mississippi State is fresh off of a monumental win against the Texas Longhorns. Meanwhile, Virginia is set to play after beating the Tennessee Volunteers.

As the Cavaliers and the Bulldogs get set to play, the two teams have announced their starting pitchers. Here’s who will be starting for Mississippi State:


Mississippi State Bulldogs to start Christian MacLeod in the College World Series.

MacLeod boasts a 4.24 ERA and has a 6-5 record in 17 starts. Through 80.2 innings pitched, MacLeod has struck out 133 batters.

He gives the Bulldogs a decent chance against the Virginia Cavaliers and hopefully he’ll have the same sort of stellar performance that Will Bednar gave the Bulldogs on Sunday. For those that missed it, in Bednar’s start against Texas, the talented Mississippi State pitcher struck out 15 batters.

Mississippi State beat Texas 2-1.

As for the Cavaliers? Who is Virginia putting on the mound?


The Virginia Cavaliers are turning to Griff McGarry in the College World Series.

Griff McGarry will get the start for Virginia. McGarry has been up and down all season up until the Super Regional. So far this year, McGarry has an 0-5 record and a 6.06 ERA. He has 61 strikeouts through 35.2 innings pitched.

Are you ready to watch the Bulldogs take on another opponent in the 2021 College World Series?

After knocking down the Texas Longhorns Sunday night, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are set to face off against the Virginia Cavaliers in the College World Series Tuesday evening.


Mississippi State looked marvelous against the Texas Longhorns and the Bulldogs will look to continue their run in Omaha as they face off against a team that has pulled off a few upsets and made it to Omaha as a bit of an underdog.

UVA’s first game at the 2021 CWS couldn’t have gone any better for it as he Cavaliers handed a solid 6-0 loss to the Tennessee Volunteers. Now they’re looking to keep their surprising winning ways going against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Here’s everything you need to keep up with the battle between the Bulldogs and the Cavaliers in the College World Series.

How to visit Omaha for the College World Series: Where to eat?


With the College World Series set to start, NCAA baseball fans from all over the country will be headed to Omaha, Nebraska, to watch the country’s eight best teams play each other with the goal of winning a championship. While it’s often overlooked, Omaha is a city that deserves more credit for everything it has to offer.

I actually had the pleasure of living in Omaha for a couple of years and, despite the bitter winters, I thoroughly enjoyed my time living in the Midwest.

Omaha is a wonderful city with a great food scene, plenty of bars (especially sports bars), and a solid amount of nightlife.

There’s always something happening somewhere in town and, thanks to the size and layout of the city, it’s pretty easy to get just about anywhere you need within 20 to 30 minutes.


If you’ve got the opportunity to go see the College World Series, you should definitely take it.

And if you’ll be in Omaha, it’s worth getting a few ideas on what to do while you’re there. That’s what this guide is for, to help you get some ideas on what to do during your trip to see your team in the CWS.

Click here for The Underdog Tribune’s official guide to Omaha restaurants and bars for your trip to the College World Series.

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