Mississippi State must win Tuesday's matchup with the Vanderbilt Commodores to move forward to the final game of the 2021 College World Series Finals.

To lose would mean the run ends right here for the Bulldogs, with Vanderbilt headed back to Nashville with the national title.

Vanderbilt defeated MSU in a big way on Monday, recording some seven runs in the first inning alone on its way to an 8-2 victory. The Bulldogs' pitching improved drastically after that disastrous first half-inning, but the team ultimately had nothing to show for it, unable to get the bats going and send runners to home plate.

It seems that Vanderbilt has all the momentum heading into the contest, but we've seen late magic from the Bulldogs in even the most impossible-looking situations. 

Can MSU survive and advance once more?

We'll get our answer tonight.

You can find the latest score and live play-by-play updates of Tuesday's game right here on Cowbell Corner. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. CT.

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Here's a look at your starting lineups.

Mississippi State:

1. Rowdey Jordan - CF

2. Tanner Allen - RF

3. Kamren James - 3B

4. Luke Hancock - 1B

5. Logan Tanner - C

6. Scotty Dubrule - 2B

7. Brad Cumbest - LF

8. Kellum Clark - DH

9. Lane Forsythe - SS

P - Houston Harding

Vanderbilt:

1. Enrique Bradfield Jr. - CF

2. Carter Young - SS

3. Dominic Keegan - 1B

4. Tate Kolwyck - DH

5. CJ Rodriguez - C

6. Javier Vaz - LF

7. Isaiah Thomas - RF

8. Jayson Gonzalez - 3B

P - Christian Little

WEATHER DELAY: START TIME SET TO 8:09

TOP of 1 - Vanderbilt batting

- Bradfield Jr struck out looking

- Young grounded out to 3B

- Keegan struck out swinging

MSU 0, Vanderbilt 0

BOTTOM of 1 - MSU batting

- Jordan flew out to center field

- Allen struck out looking

- James reached on a throwing error by 3B

- Hancock singled through the right side, RBI; James scored, unearned

- Tanner walked; Hancock advanced to second

- Dubrule struck out swinging

MSU 1, Vanderbilt 0

TOP of 2 - Vanderbilt batting

- Kolwyck flew out to right field

- Noland grounded out to 2B

- Rodriguez homered to left field, RBI

- Vaz flied out to center field

MSU 1, Vanderbilt 1

BOTTOM of 2 - MSU batting

- Cumbest flew out to field

- Clark doubled to right field

- Forsythe flied out to right field; Clark advanced to third

- Jordan grounded out to 2B

MSU 1, Vanderbilt 1

TOP of 3 - Vanderbilt batting

- Thomas popped up to 1B

- Gonzalez walked

- Bradfield Jr flied out to center field

- Young reached on a fielder's choice to third base; Gonzalez out at second 3B to 2B

MSU 1, Vanderbilt 1

BOTTOM of 3 - MSU batting

- Allen singled to shortstop

- Allen advanced to second on a wild pitch

- James walked

- Hancock walked; James advanced to second; Allen advanced to third

- Tanner walked, RBI; Hancock advanced to second; James advanced to third; Allen scored

- Reilly in to pitch for Little

- Dubrule singled up the middle, 2 RBI; Tanner advanced to second; Hancock scored; James scored

- Cumbest reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; Dubrule advanced to second; Tanner out at third SS to 3B

- Clark walked; Cumbest advanced to second; Dubrule advanced to third

- Clark advanced to second on a wild pitch; Cumbest advanced to third on a wild pitch; Dubrule scored on a wild pitch

- Forsythe struck out swinging

- Jordan grounded out to P

MSU 5, Vanderbilt 1

TOP of 4 - Vanderbilt batting

- Keegan walked

- Kolwyck singled to left center; Keegan advanced to second

- Noland reached on a fielder's choice to first base (1-0 B); Kolwyck out at second 1B to SS; Keegan advanced to third

- Rodriguez struck out swinging

- Vaz struck out swinging

MSU 5, Vanderbilt 1

BOTTOM of 4 - MSU batting

- Allen walked

- Allen advanced to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a throwing error by C

- James walked

- James stole second

- Hancock walked

- Berkwich in to pitch for Reilly

- Tanner fouled out to SS

- Dubrule reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop, RBI; Hancock out at second SS to 2B; James advanced to third; Allen scored

- Cumbest struck out swinging

MSU 6, Vanderbilt 1

TOP of 5 - Vanderbilt batting

- Johnson in to pitch for Harding

- Thomas flew out to left field

- Gonzalez struck out swinging

- Bradfield Jr. tripled to right field

- Young struck out swinging

MSU 6, Vanderbilt 1

BOTTOM of 5 - MSU batting

- Clark struck out swinging

- Forsythe singled to third base

- Jordan flew out to right field

- Allen singled to left field; Forsythe advanced to second

- James singled up the middle, RBI; Allen advanced to second; Forsythe scored

- Hancock singled to left center, RBI; James advanced to second; Allen scored

- Tanner struck out swinging

MSU 8, Vanderbilt 1

TOP of 6 - Vanderbilt batting

- Keegan grounded out to SS

- Jones pinch hit for Kolwyck

- Jones walked

- Noland flew out to center field

- Rodriguez struck out swinging

MSU 8, Vanderbilt 1

BOTTOM of 6 - MSU batting

- Dubrule struck out swinging

- Cumbest singled through the right side

- Clark reached on a fielder's choice to second base; Cumbest out at second 2B to SS

- Forsythe singled through the left side; Clark advanced to second

- Jordan struck out looking

MSU 8, Vanderbilt 1

TOP of 7 - Vanderbilt batting

- Vaz flew out to left field

- Thomas struck out looking

- Gonzalez struck out swinging, out at first C to 1B

MSU 8, Vanderbilt 1

BOTTOM of 7 - MSU batting

- Owen in to pitch for Berkwich

- Romero Jr. in to catch for Rodriguez

- Allen hit by pitch

- Allen advanced to second on a wild pitch

- James struck out looking

- Allen stole third

- Hancock walked

- Hatcher pinch ran for Hancock

- Hatcher stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by C; Allen scored, unearned

- Tanner walked

- Dubrule singled to center field, RBI; Tanner advanced to second; Hatcher scored, unearned

- Cumbest hit by pitch; Dubrule advanced to second; Tanner advanced to third

- Skinner pinch ran for Cumbest

- Clark struck out swinging

- Forsythe singled up the middle, 2 RBI; Skinner advanced to third; Dubrule scored; Tanner scored

- Forsythe singled up the middle, 2 RBI; Skinner advanced to third; Dubrule scored; Tanner scored

- Allen flew out to left field

MSU 13, Vanderbilt 1

TOP of 8 - Vanderbilt batting

- Hatcher to 1B

- Skinner to left field

- Bradfield Jr. flew out to center field

- Young popped up to 3B

- Keegan struck out swinging

MSU 13, Vanderbilt 1

BOTTOM of 8 - MSU batting

- Evans in to pitch for Owen

- James flew out to left field

- Hatcher lined out to center field

- Tanner doubled down the left field line

- Dubrule lined out to 3B

MSU 13, Vanderbilt 1

TOP of 9 - Vanderbilt batting

- Jones to DH

- Jones struck out swinging

- Bulger pinch hit for Noland

- Bulger fouled out to 1B

- Romero Jr. homered to right center

- Davis in to pinch hit for Vaz

- Davis walked

- Davis advanced to second

- Thomas grounded out to 2B

FINAL: MSU 13, Vanderbilt 2