ATLANTA (AP) -- Evan Mitchell pitched into the ninth inning, Ryan
Collins had a two-run double in Mississippi State's seven-run
fourth and the Bulldogs beat Austin Peay 8-3 in the Atlanta
Regional on Saturday night.
Mississippi State (36-23), which led 8-0 after four innings, can
advance to the super regionals with a victory Sunday night over the
winner of the Austin Peay-Georgia Tech elimination game.
Mitchell (6-1) left with no outs in the ninth after hitting a
batter and walking the next two batters he faced. Austin Peay
(34-23) scored three times in the ninth off Daryl Norris, but all
three were charged to Mitchell, who allowed eight hits, five walks
and struck out eight.
Jeremy Dobbs (9-3) allowed five hits, three runs and three walks
with two strikeouts in 3 2-3 innings.
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