Mississippi State 4, Oregon State 1

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Despite allowing a run in the fourth inning, Oregon State starting pitcher Andrew Moore seemed to be cruising along in the fifth after getting the first two outs of the inning. But that all changed with the top of the Mississippi State order. Adam Frazier and Alex Detz each singled and then the biggest at-bat of the game -- Hunter Renfroe blasted a three-run home run into the leftfield bullpen to give the Bulldogs a lead they would never relinquish. Mississippi State followed with two more hits off Moore that ended his day to bring the total to five two-out hits in a row.

Mississippi State outfielder Hunter Renfroe celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the fifth frame.
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With a narrow 1-0 lead in the fifth inning, Mississippi State's Hunter Renfroe blasted a three-run home run to left field to help power the Bulldogs past Oregon State and into their first CWS finals.

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Hunter Renfroe’s three-run homer to left field was his 16th of the season and it moved him into a tie for first with LSU’s Mason Katz on the SEC home run list for 2013. It was his fifth home run with men on base, which leads club and it also extended his hit streak to 10 games. Renfroe’s homer was the fourth three-run blast in TD Ameritrade Park Omaha history -- there's never been a grand slam. He now has 18 multi-RBI games on the season and his four total RBI to the lead all players in this year's CWS.

"There are no bad nights in Omaha. Certainly isn't the way we planned it and isn't lack of effort. We couldn't get a hit when we needed one. I think that's happened before to all teams."
-- Oregon State head coach Pat Casey


Jonathan Holder became the Bulldogs all-time career saves leader with 30 surpassing Van Johnson (1995-98). Holder notched his third save of the CWS and SEC-leading 21st of the season. He's worked 2.2 scoreless innings of relief in Omaha.

Mississippi State advances to the College World Series finals for the first time in school history and will face UCLA at 8 p.m. ET Monday. The Bulldogs will be looking for their first national championship in any sport.

Oregon State is the fifth team eliminated from the College World Series and finishes its season with a record of 52-13. The Beavers broke the 2006 team's record for wins in a single season.