It's been an eventful start in Gainesville for the first NCAA Baseball Tournament Super Regional, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are already in a hole after the first inning. Florida Gators starting pitcher Hudson Randall got through four batters in 13 pitches in the first inning, but things didn't go quite as well for Evan Mitchell, who struggled through a four run Florida inning. Against his first three batters faced, he threw just two strikes and walked two of the three batters.
With the bases loaded and no outs, SEC Player of the Year Mike Zunino singled right center field, driving in two runs. Two batters later, Tyler Thompson added two RBI of his own with a double to the same spot that caught C.T. Bradford playing shallow in center field. Mitchell eventually got out of the inning when Thompson was caught trying to steal third base and Daniel Pigott grounded out shortly afterwards, but the damage was done. After just one inning, the Florida Gators lead the Mississippi Bulldogs by a score of 4-0.