The Mississippi State baseball team has jumped out to a 2-0 start in the College World Series. Who will the Bulldogs face next?
With a win over the Texas Longhorns and then a victory over the Virginia Cavaliers, the Mississippi State baseball team couldn’t ask for a much better start to their time in the 2021 College World Series.
Because the Bulldogs got a 2-0 start, they got an extra day off. But while we know when Mississippi State’s next game will be, it’s not yet clear as to who the Bulldogs will face.
MSU’s next game is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 25 at 6 p.m., but the Bulldogs won’t know their opponent until the Texas Longhorns and the Virginia Cavaliers complete their game Thursday evening.
Who does Mississippi State baseball play next in College World Series: Bulldogs play the winner of the Virginia Cavaliers – Texas Longhorns game
The Cavaliers and Longhorns are set to clash in an elimination game that will send a fourth team home from the College World Series.
So far, the Arizona Wildcats, the Tennessee Volunteers, and the Stanford Cardinal have all been eliminated. Once their game wraps up, either the Cavaliers or the Longhorns will be sent home as well.
But while this game will force one team to leave Omaha, it will also send another on for a rematch with the Mississippi State baseball team. Whichever team wins tonight will face the Bulldogs Friday evening.
If the winner between the Cavaliers and the Longhorns finds a way to beat Mississippi State Friday at 6 p.m., they must then turn around and beat the Bulldogs for a second time on Saturday, June 26 at 6 p.m.
That means MSU has a pretty big advantage thanks to its 2-1 win over Texas and its 6-5 victory over Virginia.
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