For many in the Maroon and White, Omaha is a long way from home.Mississippi State baseball is made up of a lot of Mississippi boys, a reason many believe is why they’ve made it to the College World Series finals for the second time in school history.The Bulldogs are made of a different kind of mettle, starting with their sophomore catcher Logan Tanner. The Lucedale native has been lights out in his second season, batting .279 with 49 runs-batted-in while leading State with 14 home runs.“He’s played his whole life to do [this],” said Brandon Davis, Tanner’s coach at George County High School.
Survive and advance is the unofficial motto of college tournaments, and that’s just what Mississippi State has done thus far. A pair of one-run wins under their belt, and suddenly MSU is in the driver’s seat.
Logan Tanner hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh and No. 7 seed Mississippi State rallied from a four-run deficit to beat No. 10 seed Notre Dame 9-8 in Game 1 of the Starkville Super Regional.