Latest College World Series News

Mississippi State extends coach Lemonis after CWS title

Jul. 27, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State says head baseball coach Chris Lemonis has signed a long-term contract extension, less than a month after guiding the Bulldogs to their first College World Series national championship. A release Tuesday says Lemonis will earn...

MSU Bulldogs' championship is homerun for fan merchandise

Jul. 24, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Retailers are enjoying a boom in demand for Mississippi State University clothing and other gear since the Bulldogs won the College World Series championship. The Commercial Dispatch reported that sales have hit a record high at Maroon &...

Mayer, Leiter, Rocker among top prospects for MLB draft

Jul. 10, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates will lead off the Major League Baseball draft for the fifth time, and first since they took pitcher Gerrit Cole in 2011. Here's a capsule look at some of the top players expected to go early when the draft begins Sunday night in...

With title, Lemonis makes good on ex-Miss St star prediction

Jul. 01, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It was minutes after Mississippi State was eliminated from the 2019 College World Series when Jake Mangum turned to first-year coach Chris Lemonis at the postgame news conference and made a prediction. "You’re going to bring the first national...

Mississippi St shuts down Vandy again for 1st national title

Jul. 01, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi State's first national championship had been building since 1985, when “Thunder and Lightning” — Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro — were the stars on what's known as the best team to not win a College World Series. The 2021 Bulldogs...

Mississippi State beats Vanderbilt 9-0 to win school's first College World Series title

Jun. 30, 2021 22:17 PM EDT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi State beats Vanderbilt 9-0 to win school's first College World Series title.

Mississippi St beats Vandy 13-2 to send CWS finals to Game 3

Jun. 30, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi State's first three wins in the College World Series were one-run games. The Bulldogs' fourth was a blowout, and it was well-timed. Houston Harding and Preston Johnson combined on a four-hitter and MSU capitalized on struggling Vanderbilt...

Vandy AD condemns slurs directed at player parents at CWS

Jun. 29, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt athletic director Candice Storey Lee on Tuesday condemned the use of racially offensive language directed at some of the parents of the Commodores players during Game 1 of the College World Series finals. “I am deeply troubled that some...

Big 1st inning sends Vandy past MSU 8-2 in CWS finals opener

Jun. 28, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi State had the crowd. Vanderbilt had a big lead and Jack Leiter on the mound, and that was plenty Monday night. The Commodores rode a seven-run first inning to an 8-2 victory in Game 1 of the College World Series finals to move within a win...

Vandy unhappy how it made CWS finals but ready for Bulldogs

Jun. 27, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Awkward is the only way to describe Vanderbilt's appearance in the all-SEC College World Series finals beginning Monday night against Mississippi State. The Commodores were supposed to play North Carolina State in a winner-take-all bracket final...