ATLANTA,GA (WDAM)-Mississippi State earns a win in an NCAA Regional for the first time since 2007. Bulldogs beat in-state rival Southern Miss 3-0 in the first round of the Ga.Tech Regional in Atlanta.
MSU sophomore Luis Pollorena was outstanding. He pitched 6 innings of shutout baseball, allowing just 5 hits. The most important run of the game was scored in the first. Nick Vickerson knocked in Ryan Collins who had reached on a fielders choice.
Brent Brownlee's 2 run single in the sixth made the score appear to be insurmountable for Southern Miss. Eagles haven't scored a run in 25 consecutive innings.
MSU advances to play the winner of host Georgia Tech and fourth-seeded Austin Peay Saturday. USM will take on the loser of that game in an elimination game tomorrow at 2 p.m.