Longhorns beat Mississippi St. 8-5 on Melendez’s HR in 9th

Longhorns beat Mississippi St. 8-5
Ivan Melendez hitting a tie-breaking three-run homer in the ninth inning.(Photo Credit: Texas Longhorns baseball)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ivan Melendez hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the ninth inning and Texas forced a second bracket final against Mississippi State with an 8-5 College World Series victory in a game that ended early Saturday.

The No. 2 national seed Longhorns won their third straight elimination game and will go to the best-of-three finals next week if they can beat the Bulldogs again Saturday night.

Saturday  nights Texas vs Mississippi State game will be live on KPYN in Atlanta

The Texas Longhorns vs Mississippi State game Saturday night will be broadcast live on KPYN 900 AM and 103.9 FM in Atlanta, TX. The game will also be streamed on line at KPYN.net and on KPYN via the Radio Streaming Now APP.

Longhorns beat Mississippi St. 8-5

Already in the finals is Vanderbilt. The Commodores automatically advanced when the NCAA announced early Saturday that North Carolina State was out of the tournament because of COVID-19 protocols.