Bulldogs Advance to Regional Championship

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Left-hander Justin Pigott limited Florida State to three hits to lead Mississippi State to a 3-nothing victory Saturday in the NCAA Tallahassee regional.

The Bulldogs (35-20) scored all their runs in the top of the third inning off Seminoles ace Bryan Henry and will play for the regional title Sunday night against the winner of the Florida State-Stetson elimination game.

Pigott (6-6), with the help of closer Aaron Weatherford, made run-scoring singles by Brandon Turner and Edward Easley stand up.

The Bulldogs picked up an insurance run in the top of the eighth on Russ Sneed's first-pitch solo home run off Henry (14-2).

Sneed's first homer of the season came immediately after Pigott used a pair of groundouts to escape Florida State's only scoring threat of the night.

Weatherford registered four strikeouts, including three in the ninth, to secure his fourth save of the season.

The Bulldogs picked up their first shutout win of the season while handing Florida State (48-12) its first shutout loss.

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