Boston Herald

Mississipp­i State wins first CWS

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Will Bednar and Landon Sims combined on a one-hitter, Mississipp­i State scored early and built on its lead, and the Bulldogs won their first national championsh­ip with a 9-0 victory over Vanderbilt in the deciding third game of the College World Series finals Wednesday night.

Bednar, working on three days’ rest, walked three of the first five batters he faced before retiring 15 in a row. He turned the game over to the Bulldogs’ star closer to start the seventh, and Vandy broke up the no-hitter when Carter

Young singled into center field with one out in the eighth. Bednar was named the CWS Most Outstandin­g Player.

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