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WATCH: Tanner Leggett eliminates Longhorns with walk-off hit

OMAHA, NE - June 25, 2021 - Batting helmets in the dugout before the 2021 Mens College World Series semifinal round game between the Texas Longhorns and the Mississippi State Bulldogs at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, NE. Photo By Austin Perryman
Mississippi State baseball. Photo: Austin Perryman/Mississippi State Athletics.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have beaten the Texas Longhorns once again! For the third time this season, Mississippi State has found a way to beat the University of Texas.

The first time MSU defeated Texas was all the way back at the beginning of the season in February. The two teams met in a neutral site match up and the Bulldogs defeated the Longhorns in resounding fashion, winning 8-3. MSU next defeated UT in Omaha when the two teams faced each other to get the College World Series started. That game was considerably closer than the first, but MSU still won by a score of 2-1.

The third meeting between the two teams actually came Friday evening. Unfortunately, Mississippi State fell in that contest, dropping that game 8-5.

This time, the Bulldogs needed a walk-off win.

Tanner Leggett and Brayland Skinner were able to get the Bulldogs a solid win over the Longhorns

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In the bottom of the 9th with an out and the score tied up at 3-3, Clark was hit by a pitch. MSU made the decision to put Brayland Skinner on first as a pinch runner for Clark and in turn, Skinner scooted on over to 2nd with a steal and Tanner Leggett up to bat.

Leggett then hit a single right into left center field which was enough to get Skinner on home.

Thankfully, the official Mississippi State baseball twitter account has made it possible to watch the Bulldogs end UT’s season over and over again.

Check out that video below:

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Mississippi State sent the Longhorns home by beating Texas 4-3. The Bulldogs will compete against the Vanderbilt Commodores with the national championship on the line.

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

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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.

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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.

For more independent Mississippi State news and commentary, follow The Underdog Tribune on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Ethan Lee on Facebook and Twitter.

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