Following 129 years of playing school baseball — for the most part great baseball — Mississippi State guaranteed its first public title in any group activity Wednesday night. The Diamond Dogs body-hammered guarding public top dog Vanderbilt 9-0, as in excess of 20,000 Bulldog fans thundered their endorsement. State fans cheered, they recited, they applauded, they high-fived, they embraced, they sang, they moved.
The 2021 Bulldogs have achieved what so many Bulldog legends — thus numerous unbelievable Mississippi State groups — proved unable. Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro, Thunder and Lightning, couldn’t do it. The incomparable Ron Polk, in two spells as State’s mentor, couldn’t do it. John Cohen couldn’t do as a player or a mentor – however he did as an athletic chief. He employed the person who at long last did it: Chris Lemonis.
They won the public title with their 50th triumph of the year. They completed 50-18.These Bulldogs will be discussed for quite a long time. Some may have arrived at unbelievable status as of now.
A very long time from now State fans will discuss how Might Bednar returned on three days rest and threw six innings of no-hit baseball against the guarding public bosses. They’ll discuss how Landon Sims nearly protected the no-hitter. They’ll discuss the sharp-handling Bulldogs played mistake less, in some cases astounding protective baseball for the whole College World Series.
These Bulldogs all did it. They suffered COVID-19. They returned from losing three directly to Arkansas, two of three to modest Missouri and afterward two straight in the SEC Tournament. They got hot at the ideal opportunity, winning a NCAA Regional, an intense Super Regional with Notre Dame and their half of the CWS section where they must be custom rich Texas twice.
They returned from losing their first round of this CWS Championship series by a 8-2 score to Vandy. As their mentor Chris Lemonis has said as much commonly here of late: “Nothing comes simple for this group. We continue to battle.”
He added to that postgame Wednesday. “We’re the last ones standing,” Lemonis said. “It’s a special night for all of us. There’s gonna be a big party tonight.”