Texas vs Mississippi State Live Stream: TV Schedule, 2021 CWS Semifinal, Game no 12

CWS Game 11

After a wet and rainy night in Omaha, Nebraska, the Final Four is set for the 2021 NCAA College World Series, even if it took three hours longer than expected. The No.2 Texas Longhorns played well into Friday morning but came out with the victory over unranked Virginia by a score of 6-2.

Texas vs Mississippi State Game Info

WhatTexas vs Mississippi State Live Stream: College World Series Game
WhenFriday, June 25, 2021 @ 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST
WhereTD Ameritrade Park - Omaha, Nebraska
TV BroadcastESPN

They now join No.4 Vanderbilt, No.7 Mississippi State, and unranked N.C. State in this weekend’s semi-final round. Because the format for the tournament ahead of the CWS final is double-elimination, Texas and Vanderbilt both need to win two games over Mississippi State and N.C. State respectively.

2021 CWS Semifinal: Texas vs Mississippi State Game Preview

Having suffered losses to their weekend semi-final opponents already, the Longhorns and Commodores can each be eliminated with just one more loss on Friday or Saturday.

Texas Longhorns Baseball

There’s a reason that the Texas Longhorns entered the postseason as the second-ranked team in the nation; in case you hadn’t noticed, they’re pretty good. On Thursday night, they were managed well by Coach David Pierce and got the runs late when they needed them.

One of Coach Pierce’s best moves was deciding to end starting pitcher Pete Hansen’s evening in the sixth inning before the redshirt freshman’s rough fifth inning snow-balled any further. With a runner on third, Cole Quintanilla came in in relief and got the third out to keep the game tied 2-2. He was a saving grace on the mound through the seventh inning as well, keeping things together until the Texas bats woke up in the eighth inning.

In hindsight, Virginia’s decision to pull starter Mike Vasil with the game tied. He had eight strikeouts and had settled in after giving up just two runs across seven innings. Matt Wyatt relieved Vasil and promptly gave up a run in the eighth and ninth inning, as the Longhorns had no problem hitting off of him and Zach Messinger who followed.

Texas will now face Mississippi State for the first time since losing to them in their CWS opener last Saturday. The Bulldogs’ Will Bednar had a stellar performance that night, allowing just one hit and one walk in six scoreless innings while striking out 15 of the 21 batters he faced. The Longhorns attempted to rally late, recording one run in the ninth inning of that game, but came up short. Texas seems to have found their offense since then, scoring 14 runs across their next two games.

Watch Texas vs Mississippi State Live Stream Baseball Game

ESPN is the official broadcast partner of the NCAA College World Series and Women’s College World Series. The network will air the games between ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU.

Because the channels change, it may be difficult to find every game, let alone find a good stream. For this reason, I recommend you check out PremiumTV. A no-contract service that doesn’t need a VPN either, PremiumTV offers a la carte access to sports and entertainment events. For the NCAA College World Series, you can watch all of the games in one place for just $19.99.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Baseball

Mississippi’s State’s clash with the Longhorns looked like it was going to come a day sooner than it has when they were down 0-4 to Virginia entering the eighth inning on Tuesday in the winners’ bracket. A six-run outburst in the eighth, however, changed the script of that game; the Bulldogs held on to win 6-5. Five of Mississippi State’s runs that inning were the product of two home runs.

The Bulldogs’ experience this postseason has been up and down, and quite frankly they’re due to take a hit. Fortunately for them, they can afford one loss. That, however, would put them in a winner-take-all elimination game against the second-ranked team in the country. One thing working to their advantage is the short window with which Texas has to play. A one-day turnaround is something players are surely used to, but there could be lingering effects from the three-hour rain delay that could work toward Mississippi State’s favor.

Mississippi State is pursuing the program’s return to the NCAA College World Series for the first time since 2013 when they lost 8-0 to UCLA. 2021 would be just the second CWS appearance in school history.

2021 CWS Score and Schedule

GameDate / TimeMatchupResult
Game 1Saturday, June 19 @ 2 PM EST / 11 AM PSTStanford vs NC StateNC State 10 - Standford 4
Game 2Saturday, June 19 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTVanderbilt vs ArizonaVanderbilt 7 - Arizona 6
Game 3Sunday, June 20 @ 2 PM EST / 11 AM PSTTennessee vs VirginiaVirginia 6 - Tennessee 0
Game 4Sunday, June 20 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTTexas vs Mississippi StateMississippi State 2 - Texas 1
Game 5Monday, June 21 @ 2 PM EST / 11 AM PSTStanford vs ArizonaStanford 14 - Arizona 5
Game 6Monday, June 21 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTNC State vs VanderbiltNC State 1 - Vanderbilt 0
Game 7Tuesday, June 22 @ 2 PM EST / 11 AM PSTTennessee vs TexasTexas 8 - Tennessee 4
Game 8Tuesday, June 22 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTVirginia vs Mississippi StateMississippi State 6 - Virginia 5
Game 9Wednesday, June 23 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTVanderbilt vs StanfordVanderbilt 6 - Stanford 5
Game 10Thursday, June 24 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTVirginia vs TexasTexas 6 - Virginia 2
World Series Semi-Final
Game 11Friday June 25 @ 2 PM EST / 11 AM PSTNC State vs VanderbiltVanderbilt 3 - N.C. State 1
Game 12Friday June 25 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTMississippi State vs TexasTexas 8 - Mississippi State 5
Game 13 (if necessary)Saturday, June 26 @ 2 PM EST / 11 AM PSTNC State vs VanderbiltVANDERBILT NO-CONTEST
Game 14 (if necessary)Saturday, June 26 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTMississippi State vs TexasMississippi State 4 - Texas 3
World Series Final
Finals Game 1Monday, June 28 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTVanderbilt vs Mississippi StateVanderbilt 8 - Mississippi State 2
Finals Game 2Tuesday, June 29 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTVanderbilt vs Mississippi StateMississippi State 13 - Vanderbilt 2
Finals Game 3 (if necessary)Wednesday, June 30 @ 7 PM EST / 4 PM PSTVanderbilt vs Mississippi StateTBD