OMAHA, NE – Mississippi State rallied for three runs in the 8th inning to defeat Indiana 5-4 on Monday night at the College World Series and now the Bulldogs are just a win away from a trip to the best-of-three championship series.
Trey Porter’s two-run single broke a 3-3 tie in the 8th, before the Bulldogs held on with the tying run on third and two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
Mississippi State is off until Friday; Indiana will play Oregon State in an elimination game on Wednesday night.
Kevin Kugler and John Bishop called the action.
(Indiana’s Casey Smith singles to tie the game at 1-1)
(Sam Travis makes it 2-1 Hoosiers)
(Wes Rea cuts the Indiana lead to 3-2 in the 6th inning)
(Demarcus Henderson singles to tie the game at 3-3)
(Trey Porter’s two-run single makes it 5-3 Bulldogs)
(Jonathan Holder gets the final out and Mississippi St. wins)
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