Records: MSU (49-18), OSU (50-12)
Game time: 3:10
Winning pitcher: Ross Mitchell (13-0)
Losing pitcher: Matt Boyd (10-4)
Save: Jonathan Holder (19)
Play of the game: Wes Rea doubled to right in the eighth inning giving the Bulldogs a lead. He proved to the be the game winning hit.
Big inning: MSU scored three runs in the second inning. Sam Frost and Demarcus Henderson had RBI singles.
Stat of the game: 5-4: MSU is now 5-4 in CWS opening games. It is the first win for the Bulldogs in Omaha since 1998.
Top Dawg: Wes Rea: Rea was 2-4 with two RBI and delivered the game winning two-run double in the eighth inning.
Multiple hits: MSU (Adam Frazier 2, Wes Rea 2) OSU (Michael Conforto 4, Tyler Smith 2, Kavin Keyes 2)
Quote of the night:
“We just won a ballgame man. I don’t really care what he was thinking at the moment. I was ready to go celebrate with my guys.” – MSU sophomore first baseman Wes Rea said when asked if he saw a reaction from Danny Hayes when he crossed first base after hitting a deep fly ball to right for the final out of the game
Song to describe game: Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones MSU took a lead early on but then lost it. They came back to regain the lead in the in and it seemed they were not going to be denied.
What it means: The Bulldogs will play either Louisville or Indiana Monday at 7 p.m. in a winner’s bracket game.