The Mississippi State baseball team opens play in the best-of-three national championship series at 7 p.m. tonight against the UCLA Bruins in Omaha. It is the first time a team from Mississippi has garnered a berth in the series.
The Bulldogs (51-18) will send Trevor Fitts (0-0) to the mound, while the Bruins coach John Savage has penciled in Adam Plutko (9-3) as his starter. Mississippi State is undefeated in three games so far at T.D. Ameritrade Park after sandwiching a pair of wins against Oregon State around a win over Indiana last week.
ESPN will air the game starting at 7 p.m. and a broadcast is available for online streaming at www.watchESPN.com.