No. 11 Stanford (45-13, 22-7 Pac-12) dropped the first contest of the Super Regional 6-2 to No. 6 Mississippi State (50-13, 20-10 SEC). With an attendance of 13,132, the third largest Super Regional crowd in NCAA College World Series history was on hand at Dudy Noble Field to witness the game.
There is one team between No. 11 seed Stanford (45-12, 22-7 Pac-12) and their first trip to Omaha since 2008, and it is No. 3 seed Mississippi State (49-13 , 20-10 SEC). Over the weekend, the two sides will meet for a best-of-three series in Starkville at the 11,000 seat Dudy Noble Field.
In an instant classic, No. 1 seed Stanford (45-12, 22-7 Pac-12) survived No. 3 seed Fresno State (40-16-1, 20-8-1 Mountain West) by a 9-7 score to advance out of the regional for the first time since 2014.
Taking care of business and sending a message, No. 1 Stanford (42-11, 22-7 Pac-12) rode an excellent start from sophomore RHP Brendan Beck to shut out No. 4 seed Sacramento State (39-24, 18-9 WAC) 11-0 in the opener of the NCAA Regional on Friday.
For the third straight season, No. 1 Stanford (41-11, 22-7 Pac-12) is hosting the Stanford Regional to begin postseason play. The double-elimination tournament will also feature No. 2 seed UC Santa Barbara, No. 3 seed Fresno State and No. 4 seed Sacramento State.
In the final weekend of the season, No. 4 Stanford (39-10, 20-6 Pac-12) will head to Phoenix to take on Arizona State (36-15, 15-11 Pac-12) from Thursday to Saturday.
No. 2 Stanford (34-8, 17-4 Pac-12) picked up a series win at USC (20-24-1, 9-11-1 Pac-12) this past weekend. The Cardinal are now tied atop the conference standings with No. 3 Oregon State (31-14-1 17-4 Pac-12) and retain a single game lead over No. 1 UCLA (37-8, 16-5 Pac-12).
No. 5 Stanford (24-5, 10-2 Pac-12) completed a three-game sweep of Washington (15-15, 5-10 Pac-12) with a 6-1 victory on Sunday.