Kirk Herbstreit praises Mississippi State baseball on comeback win vs. Virginia at CWS

by 24USATVJune 23, 2021, 11 a.m. 22
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ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit tuned in for Tuesday night's College World Series showdown between Mississippi State and Virginia Cavaliers baseball teams.

Mississippi State scored six runs in the eighth inning to come from down 4-0 to win 6-5 vs. the UVA Cavaliers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Herbstreit tweeted after the game, "Congrats @HailStateBB UNBELIEVABLE come back! Thank you Omaha and The CWS for hosting such an amazing event. Gotta love college baseball!"

Herbstreit is a college football analyst for ESPN and host of "College GameDay." He played quarterback at Ohio State.

With Tuesday's win, Mississippi State improved to 47-16 overall. The Virginia Cavaliers went to 36-26 overall.

Virginia now faces Texas at 6 p.m. CT on Thursday. Mississippi State will face the UVA/Texas winner at 6 p.m. CT on Friday.

After Tuesday, Mississippi State leads the all-time series 3-0 vs. Virginia. Mississippi State swept UVA 2-0 in the 2013 NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional.
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Chris Lemonis is the Mississippi State baseball head coach. Brian O'Connor is the UVA Cavaliers baseball head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

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