Bulldogs' Road to Omaha Runs through Atlanta

While it took until the second half of the College World Series' field of 64 teams to be announced for the Bulldogs of Mississippi State to learn their fate, the Diamond Dawgs got the good word that they were in as expected. A familiar foe in Southern Miss awaits Coach John Cohen and his squad in a #2 vs #3 match-up in the Georgia Tech Regional in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Bulldogs will travel to Atlanta to be part of what appears to be a strong four team regional field.

The home standing and top seeded Yellow Jackets will take on #4 seed Austin Peay, the Ohio Valley Conference champions.

The Bulldogs will face Southern Miss for the second time this season. Mississippi State won a 5-4 mid-week affair earlier this season in Pearl, Mississippi at Trustmark Park.

The Golden Eagles along with other Bulldog non-conference opponents Alcorn State, Belmont and Sacred Heart earned their way in the 64 team field.

Mississippi State was one of seven SEC baseball teams to advance to the national tournament.

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt all heard their names called during the selection show.

Florida, Georgia and South Carolina will all open their runs for the title at home by virtue of being named one of the tournaments top eight national seeds.

Mississippi State has met all three regional opponents on the field of play before.

The Bulldogs have an All-Time record of 3-2 against Austin Peay with the last contest coming in 2008.

Mississippi State holds a 7-3 advantage over Georgia Tech, but the two programs have not played against one another since 1997.

The Bulldogs are 75-36 All-Time against the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss with the most recent meeting taking place this year.


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