Mississippi St. tops GT, wins Regional
Bradford drives in four runs to help Bulldogs to Super Regional
ATLANTA -- C.T. Bradford drove in four runs and Nick Routt pitched a six-hitter to help Mississippi State win the Atlanta Regional and eliminate Georgia Tech with a 7-3 victory Sunday.
The Bulldogs (37-23) will visit Florida in a super regional matchup next week.
Georgia Tech (42-21) committed five errors and lost the Atlanta Regional at home for the third straight year.
Routt (3-2) allowed three runs—two earned—with one walk and six strikeouts. The complete game was the fifth of Routt’s career and first since 2009, helping the Bulldogs reach the super regionals for the first time since 2007.
DeAndre Smelter (2-1) allowed six runs in 2 1-3 innings.
Mississippi State’s Nick Vickerson walked off the field under his own power in the fourth after getting hit in the back of his helmet by a pitch from Luke Bard.