Florida routs Mississippi State in NCAA tournament
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Hudson Randall allowed one run over eight sharp innings, and Florida belted three home runs in an 11-1 rout of Mississippi State on Friday in the opener of their best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series.
Randall (10-3) scattered six hits and struck out a season-high eight. Mississippi State (37-24) scored its lone run in the sixth on Jarrod Parks' RBI groundout.
Nolan Fontana, Mike Zunino and Daniel Pigott each homered for Florida (49-16). Fontana hit a two-run shot in the second, Zunino led off the third with a solo homer — his team-leading seventh of the season — and Pigott added a solo shot in the seventh inning.
Mississippi State starter Evan Mitchell (6-2) lasted just two innings and took the loss.