Updates and highlights from Day 2 of the NCAA baseball regionals

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Day 2 of the NCAA baseball tournament rolls along, and a number of teams have fallen twice in as many days to earn tickets back home after being eliminated. Most notable among them is No. 7 national seed Florida State, which took one on the chin at the hands of Samford on Friday night, then promptly took another from Mississippi State on Saturday.

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The Seminoles are thus gone from their very own regional, which is a lot like hosting a party but having to leave before the rest of your guests.

The Bulldogs, for their part, dropped FSU from the tournament in highly dramatic fashion. Down 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth and with runners at first and second, Mississippi State big bat Elijah MacNamee stepped to the plate and did the following on a two-strike count.

Down to their last strike and the Noles’ postseason hopes were dashed. Baseball is a cruel, cruel thing sometimes. What do you get when you get the walk-off, three-run shot? You get the water cooler bath.