It was the first win of the season and it may be the biggest of all year for Texas Southern. The Tigers (1-9) went on the road to a notoriously hostile venue and upset No. 6 Mississippi State (5-2) with an 8-4 win on Tuesday night.
Texas Southern was down 2-0 after the first inning before answering in the top of the second. Roderick Coffee and Parker DeLeon delivered sacrifice flies ahead of a Justin Cooper RBI single for a 3-2 lead.
The game was tied at three entering the fourth inning when Texas Southern exploded. The Tigers scored off a wild pitch with the bases loaded. Then Victor Bueno delivered a two-RBI single off of another error.
Another run in the top of the eighth gave Texas Southern all the cushion that it needed for the win.
Right-hander Camden Guarnere (1-0) earned the win for Texas Southern.
Mississippi State has a date with another SWAC opponent on Wednesday when it welcomes Alcorn State to town.