The ninth-ranked Bulldogs pounded out 20 hits Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field. Highlighted by a six-hit day by Adam Frazier, MSU rolled past Virginia 11-6 in the opening game of the Charlottesville Super Regional.
MSU (47-18) now stands one win away from reaching the College World Series for the first time since 2007. No. 6 national seed Virginia (50-11) will now have to win back-to-back games to take the best-of-three series and earn the right to go to Omaha.
The series resumes with a 6 p.m. CT start Sunday. ESPNU will have the national telecast. A third game, if necessary, would be at 3 p.m. CT Monday on ESPN2.