STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Landon Sims struck out four in three innings of scoreless relief for his ninth save, and No. 7 overall seed Mississippi State clinched its fifth straight trip to the super regionals with a 6-5 victory over Campbell on Monday.
Mississippi State (43-15), which has won 10 straight NCAA regional games, will host Notre Dame this weekend.
Mississippi State starter Jackson Fristoe was pulled with one out in the first after allowing three runs. Houston Harding (7-2) struck out 10 in five innings and Sims got out of a jam in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double.
Tanner Allen singled in the ninth for his 269th career hit, passing Rafael Palmeiro for 10th on the Mississippi State list. Allen went 2 for 3, with two walks, to extend his hitting streak to 21 games.
Kamren James opened the scoring for Mississippi State in the first with an RBI double before stealing third and scoring on an error. He also had a go-ahead two-run homer in the third, and Logan Tanner added a home run in the fifth for a 6-3 lead.
Spencer Packard hit a three-run homer in the first to give Campbell (37-18) a 3-2 lead. Marcus Skundrich added a two-RBI single in the sixth to cap the scoring. Cade Boxrucker (0-2) allowed five runs, three earned, in 3 1/3 innings.
The game was delayed in the bottom of the fourth, due to rain, with Mississippi State leading 5-3.
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