HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mississippi State rallied late to defeat Southern Miss 8-6 in the Hattiesburg Regional to advance to a Super Regional.
MSU forced a second game after defeating Southern Miss 8-1 in the first Monday game, which began after over four hours of rain delay.
Southern Miss led most of the second game until Brent Rooker drove in two runs on a bloop single in the eighth inning to give State a one-run lead. Rooker also had two home.
Mississippi State will now head to the Baton Rouge Regional to face conference rival LSU.