Girodo Hurls Mississippi State into Super Regional

By: David Brandt, AP Sports Writer
By: David Brandt, AP Sports Writer

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Hunter Renfroe had three hits and two RBIs, Alex Detz and Adam Frazier each added two hits and Mississippi State easily beat Central Arkansas 6-1 on Monday night to win an NCAA regional championship.

Mississippi State (46-18) scored in four of the first six innings thanks to timely hitting and three errors by Central Arkansas (42-22).

Chad Girodo (7-1) pitched 6 2-3 innings of stellar relief, striking out a career-high 12 batters.

Bryce Biggerstaff (6-5) took the loss for the Bears, giving up five runs in 3 2-3 innings. The right-hander was coming off short rest, having thrown 74 pitches Saturday in a win against Mercer.

Central Arkansas managed just six hits and struck out 17 times.

It's the second time in three seasons Mississippi State has advanced to the super regional round. The Bulldogs will travel to face No. 6 national seed Virginia.


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