CWS Recap: MSU’s Improbable Comeback, Tennessee Sent Packing


— Kellum Clark’s eighth-inning home run ended Griff McGarry’s bid for a no-hitter and Logan Tanner went deep three batters later to lead Mississippi State past Virginia 6-5 at the College World Series in Omaha.

The sudden turnaround gave the Bulldogs control of their bracket and left them one win from reaching the best-of-three finals next week.

McGarry was trying for the first CWS no-hitter since 1960.

— Freshman Tanner Witt pitched 5 2/3 innings of shutout relief and Silas Ardoin hit a tie-breaking, two-run single as Texas eliminated Tennessee from the College World Series with an 8-4 victory.

The No. 2 national seed Longhorns picked up their first win in Omaha since 2014 while No. 3 Tennessee went two-and-out in its first appearance since 2005.

Tennessee sports icon Peyton Manning watched from the stands and saw his Volunteers take an early lead. Texas never trailed after Eric Kennedy’s three-run homer in the second.

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