SEC Baseball Championship: Score Updates for Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIMay 27, 2012

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Source: bjmillican at flickr.com via secsportsfan.com

The Vanderbilt Commodores and Mississippi State Bulldogs are currently slugging it out in the 2012 SEC baseball championship game, and what a great game it is.

When average sports fans think about SEC sports, they think about football. Obviously programs like Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia are huge powers in the college football world, so the SEC tends to attract a lot of football attention.

That being said, the baseball down in the SEC is just as good and exciting as their football, so the fact that both of these teams have made it to the championship game is a testament to their abilities.

Mississippi State is the No. 25 team in the nation, so they obviously had some high expectations coming into the tournament. The Commodores, on the other hand, are not ranked, but they can get a huge boost by beating the Bulldogs in this championship game.

Here's everything you need to know about the game going on right now:

Update: Mississippi State has won the 2012 SEC title by beating Vanderbilt 3-0.

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Watch: The game is currently live on ESPN2.

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Score Update:

Mississippi State 3, Vanderbilt 0, Final.

Mississippi State capitalized on the opportunities they could get, while Vanderbilt just couldn't get the bats going. The Bulldogs of Mississippi State are your 2012 SEC baseball champions.

Mississippi State 3, Vanderbilt 0, bottom of the eight.

Things are starting to look very promising for the Bulldogs, as no matter what Vanderbilt does they just can't seem to get a rally going. Whether it's great defense or pitching from Mississippi State or cold bats from the Commodores, either way you look at it Vanderbilt is in trouble.

I'm sure Mississippi State wouldn't mind adding a few insurance runs here, but defense and pitching will have to be their focus from here on out.

Mississippi State 3, Vanderbilt 0, top of the sixth.

The big news here isn't offense, but the defense of Vanderbilt, who was able to throw the Bulldogs' runner out at home to prevent another run from scoring. Every run is going to count in this game, and as every inning passes the Commodores are losing chances to get their offense going and get back in the game.

Needless to say, this was a huge play.

Mississippi State 3, Vanderbilt 0, top of the fifth.

Mississippi State was able to load the bases in the bottom of the fourth, already leading 1-0. The Commodores made a pitching change with the hopes of getting out of the jam but the Bulldogs drew a walk to score another run.

Another pitching change saw a sacrifice fly for the second out, and the Commodores were able to trap the runner in a pickle between first and second on a great play by the catcher for the third out.

Vanderbilt made it out of a jam, but their bats are going to have to put a few across home plate if they want to get back in this game.

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