STARKVILLE, Miss. – After a season of ups and downs, the Mississippi State baseball team found out its postseason fate today while watching the announcement inside the school’s Hall of Champions.
The No. 2 seeded Diamond Dawgs (31-25, 15-15 SEC) are headed to Tallahassee after they were selected to play in the Tallahassee Regional of the NCAA Tournament.
MSU’s road to Omaha will begin against No. 3 seeded Oklahoma (36-23) at 11 a.m. Friday on ESPNU in the double-elimination format.
This is the Diamond Dawgs’ 37th NCAA Tournament appearance, and the second time in program history they have made the NCAA Tournament after starting 0-3.
MSU can credit its postseason fate to a tremendous 9-1 record against Top-5 teams, which includes a sweep of No. 1 Florida in the last series of the regular season and the veteran bats of Jake Mangum, Hunter Stovall and Elijah MacNamee who figured it out down the stretch.
Florida State (43-17) and Samford (36-24) are the other two teams in the regional.