Mississippi State gets first ticket to Omaha, Owls follow *
by Bob Timmermann
Mississippi State finished off a two-game sweep of an NCAA Super-Regional that it hosted with an 8-5 win over Clemson.
Oklahoma State set up an elimination game for both teams tomorrow in Louisville with a 3-2 win in 12 innings over the Cardinals.
UC Irvine won the first game in its super-regional edging host Wichita State 1-0.
Rice joined the Bulldogs with a 5-2 win over Texas A&M in Houston. North Carolina can join Mississippi State and Rice in Omaha with a wins today over South Carolina. But the Gamecocks led 8-5 in the 7th when the game was suspended until Sunday afternoon.
Cal State Fullerton beat UCLA 12-2 to open play in that super-regional. Arizona State scored three runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat Ole Miss 4-3.
Michigan and Oregon State were rained out in Corvallis.