June 21, 2013
Results & Schedules
NCAA Interactive Bracket
Bulldogs Advance to
Hunter Renfroe belted a three-run homer in the
bottom of the fifth as Mississippi State defeated third-seeded
Oregon State to reach the championship series of the College
World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
The Bulldogs (51-18) will meet either UCLA or
North Carolina in a best-of-three series for the national
championship. This is the farthest MSU has ever advanced in the
College World Series. This is the ninth trip to Omaha for the
Bulldogs and their highest previous finish was third.
MSU snapped a scoreless tie in the fourth. Brett
Pirtle (2 for 4) had a one-out single, moved to third on a
double by Wes Rea (2 for 4) and came home on a single by C.T.
Bradford (2 for 4) to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 advantage. Trey
Porter fouled out to left and Michael Conforto nailed Rea at the
plate to end the inning.
The following inning, Adam Frazier and Alex Detz
(2 for 4) had base hits before Renfroe homered to left to push
the lead to 4-0. Frazier now leads the nation with 106 hits,
while Renfroe tied for the SEC lead in home runs with 16.
Andy Peterson (2 for 4) had an RBI single in the
sixth as the Beavers (52-13) avoided the shutout in their season
Kendall Graveman (8-5, 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2
K) earned the win for MSU. Ross Mitchell (2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 BB)
worked into the ninth and Jonathan Holder recorded the final two
outs for his 21st save.
Andrew Moore (14-2, 4.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R) took the
No Bulldog struck out, the first time a team
accomplished that at the CWS since 2001. MSU had not had a game
without a strikeout since 2006.
MSU did not commit an error and turned three
double plays, now tied for second in the nation with 80 double