The drought is officially over. Mississippi State received its first SEC baseball regular season championship trophy since 1989 on Wednesday, before its SEC tournament showdown with Alabama.
The Bulldogs (40-14-1, 21-9 SEC) edged out South Carolina by half a game to secure their first SEC regular season title in 27 years. They finished the regular season on an 11-game winning streak.
MSU receives it's SEC championship trophy pic.twitter.com/EG2m65jTWs
— Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) May 25, 2016
Mississippi State received the SEC Championship trophy prior to the game. pic.twitter.com/CAJ4Xk213A
— loganlowery (@loganlowery) May 25, 2016
Mississippi State is led by one of the SEC’s top offenses, which ranks second in the conference with a .313 batting average. The Bulldogs also have some nasty pitching and were one of four SEC teams to throw at least 500 strikeouts during the regular season.
The Bulldogs will now attempt to win their first conference tournament since 2012 after missing the NCAA Tournament entirely a season ago.