The Mississippi State baseball team is headed to Omaha, Nebraska, for a nation-leading third straight time.
The Bulldogs beat Notre Dame 11-7 on Monday night in Game 3 of the Starkville Super Regional to qualify for the 2021 College World Series.
Sophomore catcher Logan Tanner hit a three-run home run as part of a six-run second inning to give the Bulldogs an early lead they held throughout the night. Closer Landon Sims pitched the final four innings as Mississippi State closed it out.
MSU won Game 1 9-8 before a 9-1 loss Sunday allowed Notre Dame to even the series.
The Bulldogs made the CWS in 2018 and 2019 before the 2020 season was canceled because of COVID-19.
The Bulldogs’ first opponent in Omaha will be No. 2 overall seed Texas. Mississippi State will take on the Longhorns at 6 p.m. Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park.
Virginia and Tennessee round out Mississippi State’s side of the bracket.
Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.