Mississippi State CWS Preview

It's taken just five years for John Cohen to revitalize Mississippi State's baseball program and return the Bulldogs to championship contention.

The journey hasn't been easy. But a reconstructed roster has led the Bulldogs to the College World Series for the first time since 2007.

Mississippi State (48-18) will face No. 3 national seed Oregon State (50-11) on Saturday in Omaha, Neb.

Junior outfielder Hunter Renfroe - who was the 13th overall pick by the San Diego Padres last week - leads the offense with a .360 batting average, 15 homers and 61 RBIs.

The rest of the roster has been filled with interchangeable heroes. The most recent is senior left-hander Chad Girodo, who has struck out 24 batters in 13 innings during the postseason.


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