Brownlee, Pollorena lead Miss. St. past S. Miss

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Brent Brownlee hit a two-run single, Luis Pollorena pitched six scoreless innings and Mississippi State beat Southern Mississippi 3-0 in the Atlanta Regional on Friday.

Nick Vickerson's RBI double gave the Bulldogs (35-23) a 1-0 lead, and Brownlee made it 3-0 by scoring Vickerson and Jaron Shepherd in the sixth. Pollorena (7-5) allowed five hits, walk three and struck out three in his fourth career start for Mississippi State.

Caleb Reed pitched the final three innings, allowing three hits, to earn his 12th save.

Conference USA pitcher of the year Todd McInnis (8-3) pitched his second straight complete game, allowing seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts, but Southern Mississippi (39-18) hasn't scored a run in 25 straight innings.

In the sixth, Southern Miss had a runner on third with one out, but couldn't capitalize.