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Miss. St. beats San Diego St. 5-2 in NCAA tourney

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Photo By Jonathan Bachman/AP  San Diego State pitcher Mark Seyler (17) pitches the ball in the second inning during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Mississippi St. in Lafayette, La., Friday, May 30, 2014. Photo By Jonathan Bachman/AP San Diego State pitcher Mark Seyler (17) pitches the ball in the second inning during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Mississippi St. in Lafayette, La., Friday, May 30, 2014.
Mississippi State'sSeth Heck (18) slides under San Diego State's Evan Potter (14) for a steal of second base in the third inning during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Lafayette, La., Friday, May 30, 2014. Mississippi State'sSeth Heck (18) slides under San Diego State's Evan Potter (14) for a steal of second base in the third inning during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Lafayette, La., Friday, May 30, 2014.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Myles Gentry pitched four perfect innings of relief and Mississippi State made a four-run second inning stand up in a 5-2 victory over San Diego State on Friday in a first-round NCAA tournament game.

Gentry retired the 12 batters he faced on only 34 pitches to earn his fourth save for Mississippi State (38-22), last season's national runner-up.

Starter Trevor Fitts (5-3) went five innings for the win.

SDSU (42-20) struck first with two runs in the top of the second, but Jake Vickerson's bases-loaded triple to the wall in right put MSU up 4-2 in the bottom of the inning.

All four of Mississippi State's runs in the second inning came after a two-out error by shortstop Evan Potter on a flip to second base. The Bulldogs added another run on Alex Detz's two-out single in the fifth.

Aztecs starter Mark Seyler (8-6) was chased after 4 2-3 innings.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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