For the first time in the illustrious program’s history, Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball won the NCAA Championship.
The Bulldogs defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday night in a winner-take-all Game 3 in the College World Series. Omaha played host to the all-SEC final, and emerging victorious were the underdog Dawgs who rose above and won it all.
They rocked star pitcher Kumar Rocker, who just didn’t appear to have it on Wednesday night. Unfortunate circumstances to be sure, but the highly-touted future MLB draft pick in just about a week was taken down by the Dawgs.
Four State batters recorded at least two hits in the 9-0 championship victory. Rowdey Jordan led with three hits, including a double. Tanner Allen, Luke Hancock, and Logan Tanner all recorded two hits, with Logan going deep for a home run in the seventh inning.
The championship win puts the icing on the cake for the Mississippi State program. The Bulldogs had done damn near everything there was to do: They’ve won SEC Championships, SEC Tournament Championships, made it to the NCAA Tournament, made it to the Supers, and made it to the CWS. But Wednesday, they finally reached the top of the mountain. Congrats to the program, the players, and the fans!