Dalbec shuts down Mississippi State in first game of Super Regionals

Dalbec shuts down Mississippi State in first game of Super Regionals

STARKVILLE, MS (AP) - Bobby Dalbec pitched a season-high 8 2/3 scoreless innings, Cameron Ming got the final out with two on and Arizona beat Mississippi State 1-0 on Friday night in the Starkville Super Regional.
    
Dalbec (10-4), drafted in the fourth round by the Boston Red Sox on Friday, threw 129 pitches in his fifth start of the season. He allowed just five hits and struck out nine for Arizona (43-21).
    
Ryan Gridley and John Holland singled to left field with two outs in the ninth to chase Dalbec. Ming struck out Jake Mangum for his second save of the season.
    
Mississippi State (44-17-1) left 10 men on base.
    
Arizona designated hitter JJ Matijevic sliced a double to left field to score Ryan Aguilar from first in the sixth inning. In the bottom half, Dalbec struck out the side for his second straight 1-2-3 inning.
    
Dalbec needed just five pitches to retire the side in the seventh and he finished the eighth after a power outage caused a 37-minute delay.
    
Game 2 of the best-of-three series is Saturday. The series winner will advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

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