OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Houston Harding and Preston Johnson combined on a four-hitter and Mississippi State capitalized on struggling Vanderbilt pitching in a 13-2 victory that forced a third and deciding game in the College World Series finals.
It also was Vandy’s most lopsided loss in its 29 all-time CWS games.
MSU hadn’t won so easily in Omaha since beating Georgia Southern 15-1 in 1990.
The Bulldogs broke things open with a four-run third inning and added five runs in the seventh.
The Commodores issued a season-high 10 walks. The teams meet for the national championship on Wednesday night.