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College World Series Game 6, Mississippi State vs. Indiana - Open Thread

Here we are again. The Bulldogs (49-18) will definitely have their hands full with the Hoosiers (49-14) this evening.


First things first... be careful if you test Indiana's arms:



That's some Rookie of the Year stuff. But anyway...

Indiana has an interesting story. They were not ranked preseason but finished No. 8 in the final regular season poll. They opened the 2012-2013 season with a new baseball field and won the Big Ten regular-season title outright for the first time since 1932. IU took two games out of three from the Gators earlier this season. The Hoosiers reached Omaha for the first time in their history by outhitting an incredible team, Florida State, in Tallahassee during Supers. This snapped the Big Ten's 29-year College World Series drought.

Indiana completely shut Louisville down Saturday night. Junior LHP Joey DeNato pitched a beautiful complete-game shutout in front of 27,112 fans. DeNato (10-2) sat down eight, walked three, and only gave up four hits during a TD-Ameritrade Park record 136 pitches.

This is the first time the Bulldogs and the Hoosiers will battle on the diamond, second-straight game where MSU has faced a brand new opponent. With a win tonight, Mississippi State can earn a berth in Friday's bracket finals and become the fourth team in MSU history to win 50 games in a season.

Now... keep your smartphone or laptop handy, turn it to ESPNDUECE, and speak yo mind.