OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Alex Hursey pitched a three-hitter to help Tennessee Tech beat Missouri State 2-1 in an elimination game at the Oxford Regional on Sunday night for its NCAA-best 50th victory.
Brennon Kaleiwahea and Chase Chambers each had RBI singles for Tennessee Tech (50-10), which had to play Missouri State about an hour after a 9-8 loss to host Ole Miss.
Tennessee Tech would have to beat No. 4 national seed Ole Miss (48-15) twice Monday to earn a super regional berth.
Hursey (8-4) has Tennessee Tech’s only two complete game starts this season. The left-hander struck out five and walked one while throwing 111 pitches.
Bears starter Logan Wiley went 7 1/3 innings, and only one of the two runs against him was earned. The right-hander struck out three and walked three.
Hunter Steinmetz homered for Missouri State (40-17), the Missouri Valley Conference champ.