Associated press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State beat Louisiana Tech 4-0 to win the NCAA Tournament's Starkville Regional title on Sunday night.

Zac Houston and Ryan Rigby combined to throw a two-hit shutout to lead the Bulldogs to the Super Regional round. Houston gave up two hits over six innings while Rigby escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh and closed the game with three hitless innings.

Jacob Robson led Mississippi State (44-16-1) with three hits. Mississippi State won three games in three days to cruise through the Starkville Regional.

Louisiana Tech (42-20) was hurt by three errors. Braden Bristo took the loss on the mound, giving up three runs _ two earned _ over 2 2/3 innings.

The beginning of the game was delayed more than two hours by rain.

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