STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI (KTSM) – When 7-seed Mississippi State defeated No. 10 Notre Dame 11-7 in game three of the NCAA Super Regionals, an El Paso native punched a ticket to the College World Series.
Brandon Pimentel, a junior utility player for the Bulldogs and a graduate of Socorro High School, has been with Mississippi State since 2020. He will now get the chance to play in the College World Series, as the Bulldogs are going back to Omaha for the third year in a row.
Pimentel joins fellow El Pasoan Ivan Melendez at the College World Series. A Coronado graduate, Melendez and 2-seed Texas won their way to Omaha by defeating South Florida over the weekend.
That’s not all; Mississippi State and Texas will square off in the first game of the CWS for both squads on Sunday at 5 p.m. MT, in a battle between two former District 1-6A foes.
Pimentel has played sparingly for MSU in 2021, playing in 10 games with one start. However, in those 10 appearances, he’s hit .286 with 1 home run and 6 RBI.