OMAHA, JUNE 3 -- John Cohen, Tommy Raffo and Jon Shave each had two hits and two RBI during a record 11-run first inning that carried Mississippi State to a 15-1 victory over Georgia Southern in an elimination-round game in the College World Series today.
Cohen drove in the first two runs of the game with a double and, after a single by Raffo, scored on the first of Shave's two doubles.
Cohen singled his second time up, and Raffo followed with a two-run single to make it 10-0. Then Shave doubled again to drive in Cohen.
The 11 runs established a record for a first inning in the College World Series and tied the record for most runs in any inning.
Notre Dame scored 10 in the first against Northern Colorado in 1957 and Texas did the same against Seton Hall in 1975.
Teams that also scored 11 runs in an inning: California in 1947 against Yale, Seton Hall in 1964 against Texas A&M, and Stanford in 1982 against South Carolina.
Fifth-seeded Mississippi State (50-20) faces another elimination game on Tuesday against the loser of Sunday's second game, matching top-seeded Stanford against Georgia.
Georgia Southern (50-19) heads home as the first team knocked out of the double-elimination tournament. The Eagles were beaten, 5-4, in 10 innings by Stanford Friday night. Mississippi State fell into the loser's bracket the same night by losing to Georgia, 3-0.
Shave, Cohen and Jim Robinson had three hits apiece in a 16-hit Bulldogs offense on Sunday. Robinson, who contributed a run-scoring single in the first, hit a bases-empty home run in the sixth inning, his sixth of the season.
Mississippi State starter Tracy Jobes (8-5) got nine consecutive outs on strikeouts in the second, third and fourth innings, including two with the bases loaded to end the third. He finished with 10 strikeouts in six innings, and three relievers mopped up.
Peter Bouma (10-3) faced five batters without getting an out in the first. He hit a batter and gave up four hits and was charged with five runs.
Reliever Scott Ryder went seven innings, giving up 11 hits and 10 runs.
Georgia Southern got its run in the second when Chad Sumner tripled with two out and Steve Siebert singled.
Mississippi State added another run in the sixth on a run-scoring triple by Mitchell, and two in the eighth on a pinch-single by Charlie Anderson.
In a Saturday game, Tim Clark's two-run homer highlighted a tie-breaking rally and Tookie Johnson drove in three runs with two doubles, giving second-seeded Louisiana State an 8-2 victory over The Citadel in a first-round game.
With the score tied at 2, Ron Lim walked to open the LSU third, and eventually scored on Wes Grisham's two-out single. Clark's two-run homer to right made it 5-2.
In another game, Oklahoma State beat California State-Fullerton, 14-4, Neil Szeryk and Michael Daniel hitting home runs during a seven-run second inning.