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Mississippi State beats Miami 5-2, sends Hurricanes home

Bulldogs return to super regional for 4th time in 4 seasons

Mississippi State's Jake Mangum had three hits as the Bulldogs beat Miami 5-2 to advance to the super regionals.
Mississippi State's Jake Mangum had three hits as the Bulldogs beat Miami 5-2 to advance to the super regionals.

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Jake Mangum had three hits, Jordan Westburg drove in two runs and Mississippi State beat Miami 5-2 to advance to the super regionals of the NCAA tournament.

Mississippi State (49-13) is in the super regionals for the fourth time in four seasons under four different head coaches. Peyton Plumlee (6-4) earned the win with five solid innings, giving up two runs on five hits while striking out three. Cole Gordon earned his 11th save with a scoreless ninth.

Miami (41-20) took an early 1-0 lead when Raymond Gil hit a solo homer in the second inning. Mississippi State bounced back with three runs in the fourth and never trailed again. Tanner Allen and Dustin Skelton both had run-scoring singles during the rally.

Miami's Slade Cecconi (5-4) took the loss, giving up three runs over seven innings.