Mississippi State pitcher Preston Johnson had an excellent outing in Game Two of the College World Series Finals on Tuesday, making five runs and over two while notching seven in the Bulldogs’ 13-2 victory over Vanderbilt.
One notable blemish in the spotless performance came when Maxwell Romero Jr. hit Vanderbilt’s home field into a deep right center field to score 13-2. The single shot did not present a real threat to the Bulldogs’ victory – it happened with two naysayers at the bottom of the ninth inning – so Johnson gave himself a funny, but sad, reaction to it:
I (and the broadcast crew) laugh at the Miss State pitcher as he waves goodbye to the ball after giving up his home run pic.twitter.com/Ks3vTN3G3q
– CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) June 30, 2021
What can you do, right?
The next hitter, Isaiah Thomas, was positioned to give the Bulldogs a chain link victory. And if Johnson is still upset about giving up the race, he can at least take solace in the fact that he vastly outperformed the Bullpen Vanderbilt, who walked 10 of the Bulldogs’ rackets – including eight by the first two reducers, Christian Little and Patrick Riley. They also allowed six out of 13 Mississippi tours.
First pitch for Game 3 of the College World Series Finals is set at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday in Omaha, NE.