Records: MSU (50-18), IU (49-15)
Game time: 3:24
Winning pitcher: Chad Girodo (9-1)
Losing pitcher: Ryan Halstead (4-5)
Save: Jonathan Holder (20)
Play of the game: Trey Porter’s two-run single in the top of the eighth broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Bulldogs the lead for good.
Big inning: MSU entered the top of the eighth trailing 3-2. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the inning to overcome the deficiet. Demarcus Henderson had a RBI single to tie the game and Porter delivered the game winning hit.
Stat of the game: 104: The number of pitches Chad Girodo threw in 6 1/3 innings of relief.
Top Dawg: Chad Girodo: Girodo pitched 6 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the win. He gave up just two runs on seven hits. He struck out 10. In his last three outings, Girodo has struck out 32 in 17 2/3 innings of work.
Multiple hits: MSU (Brett Pirtle 3, Wes Rea 2, Demarcus Henderson 2) IU (Sam Travis 2, Scott Donley 2)
Quote of the night:
“I’ll give 100 percent of the credit to the bench mob.” – Trey Porter said of what has been keeping him going since he hasn’t played a lot lately
Song to describe game: New York Groove by Kiss MSU continues to comeback late in ballgames. The Bulldogs have entered the eighth inning trailing in both College World Series games and have comeback to win.
What it means: MSU is off until Friday. The Bulldogs will play the winner Wednesday’s Oregon State/Indiana game. MSU needs just one win to advance to the championship series.