Records: MSU (48-18), UVA (50-12)
Game time: 3:46
Winning pitcher: Chad Girodo (8-1)
Losing pitcher: Scott Silverstein (10-2)
Save: Jonathan Holder (18)
Play of the game: The resumption of game two started with a Hunter Renfroe double down the right field line. He reached third when the UVA outfielder had trouble fielding it. He was driving home by C.T. Bradford to give MSU a three-run lead. UVA scored two in the ninth so the run proved critical.
Big inning: MSU’s Wes Rea hit a two-run home run to left field in the third inning to give the Bulldogs the lead.
Stat of the game: 9: The Cavaliers left nine batters on base.
Top Dawg: Chad Girodo: The senior left hander pitched 4 2/3 innings in relief on Sunday night to hold the MSU lead. He struck out 10 batters.
Multiple hits: MSU (Adam Frazier 2, C.T. Bradford 2, Derrick Armstrong 2) UVA (Jared King 2, Kenny Towns 2)
Quote of the night:
“I see Wes full speed tackle coming at me. It was unbelievable.” – MSU closer Jonathan Holder said of being dog piled on after the last out was recorded
Song to describe game: Hold on Loosely by .38 Special The Bulldogs played loose Monday afternoon and were pretty loose before the resumption started.
What it means: With the win, MSU advances to the College World Series for the ninth time and the first time since 2007.