June 11, 2018 12:47:26 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State baseball team is going back to Omaha.
Tanner Allen had an RBI double and Luke Alexander added a two-run bloop single to right field in a four-run 11th inning early Monday morning to lead MSU to a 10-6 victory against Vanderbilt in Game 3 of the NCAA tournament Nashville Super Regional at Hawkins Field.
MSU (37-27) will face Washington, which defeated Cal State Fullerton 6-5 in walk-off fashion in the 10th inning, in its first game of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The time and date for the game will be announced.
The Bulldogs secured the first of three berths in the College World Series for the Southeastern Conference. Auburn will take on Florida and South Carolina will face Arkansas on Monday in Game 3 of those best-of-three Super Regionals.
MSU will make its 10th appearance in the College World Series. It advanced by winning a series that featured four ninth-inning home runs -- two of them of the walk-off variety.
MSU took a 6-3 lead with three runs in the top of the ninth only to see Vanderbilt hit two home runs, including a two-run shot, to tie the game and send it to extra innings.
More coverage from this game will be in Monday's print edition of The Dispatch.
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