Mississippi State was cruising in Baton Rouge. Konnor Pilkington struck out 4 in 6 shutout innings, Jake Mangum showed off his cannon, and Cody Brown's two-run double gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead in the 8th.
But LSU scored 4 in the 8th to beat MSU 4-3 in Game 1 of the Baton Rouge Super Regional. Greg Diechmann started the late Tiger rally with a 2-run double. Zach Watson tied the game with a RBI single. Michael Papierski gave LSU the lead with a sacrifice fly.
MSU had an opportunity to even things up in the 9th. Elijah MacNamee singled and advanced to third on a couple groundouts. But Zack Hess struck out Hunter Stovall to end it.
The Bulldogs only had 4 hits in Saturday's loss. They'll try to even up the series on Sunday. Game 2 is at 8:00pm. The game will be telecast on ESPN2 and online at ESPN3.com.
FINAL: LSU comes back to beat MSU 4-3 in Game 1. Bulldogs will face elimination tomorrow night (8pm) in Game 2. pic.twitter.com/334eCeHuH7— Jeff Barker (@JeffBarker_) June 11, 2017
Cody Brown with some INSURANCE runs for the Bulldogs!— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 11, 2017
His 2-run double slices past the defender and Mississippi State now leads LSU, 3-0. pic.twitter.com/hVUPp01HUr
BATON ROUGE SUPER REGIONAL SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 10th - LSU 4, Mississippi State 3
Sunday, June 11 – 8:00 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
Monday, June 12 – TBD
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