June 21, 2013

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Bulldogs Advance to Championship Series


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 finale.


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 loss.


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 plays.