The Indiana Hoosiers who beat the Huskers for the Big Ten championship punched their ticket to Omaha after sweeping Florida State to advance to their first College World Series. It is also the first time a school from the Big Ten has made it since Michigan in 1984. Big Ten MVP Sam Travis hit a two run homer to break a tie and lead the Hoosiers to an 11-6 win on Saturday.
”This is certainly uncharted territory for us,” Indiana coach Tracy Smith said. ”We’re thrilled, we’re happy but we feel like we have a lot of work left to do.”
NC State, UCLA, LSU and Louisville also clinched a trip to Omaha.
North Carolina-South Carolina and Kansas State-Oregon State are tied 1-1 in their super regionals. Mississippi State leads Virginia 1-0 in the series. Mississippi State’s game two against Virginia has been suspended in the middle of the seventh inning by lightning and heavy rain.
The Bulldogs were leading 5-3 and coming to bat six outs from a sweep and their first College World Series berth since 2007 when the rain came at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. The game will resume at 3 p.m. CT on Monday, the original scheduled time for a possible Game 3 at Virginia’s Davenport Field. A win would finish off a consecutive victory for Mississippi State against the nation’s No. 6 seed, and send them on to Omaha, Neb., as one of eight teams remaining.