Behind a strong pitching performance from Brandon Woodruff and Myles Gentry, Mississippi State defeated Holy Cross 6-2 in the opening game of a four-game series at Dudy Noble Field.
Junior right-hander Woodruff (1-1) threw 5 2/3 innings to gain his first win of the season.
Sophomore right-hander Gentry, from Gulfport, followed with 3 1/3 innings of one-hit shutout relief to secure his first career save.
Mississippi State improved to 3-2.
Ole Miss 3, Georgia State 0: Ole Miss junior right-hander Chris Ellis pitched a complete-game shutout on Friday, striking out five without allowing a walk as he led Ole Miss to a 3-0 victory over Georgia State at Swayze Field.
Ole Miss is now 5-0 while Georgia State fell to 3-2.
Ellis (2-0) turned in his second shutout of the season and the first complete-game of his career in the outing. It marks the first complete-game shutout for Ole Miss since Bobby Wahl turned in a complete-game shutout of Tennessee in the series opener on April 19, 2013.
"Chris (Ellis) was terrific," Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco said. "In 13-plus years, I haven't seen too many complete games shutouts here. Tonight he was excellent. He had three pitches in the strike zone. That's a very good offense. Georgia State was ranked in the top five in runs scored. They got good swings off tonight, even as good as Chris was on the mound."
LSU 9, Virginia Tech 0: Aaron Nola, Alden Cartwright and Zac Person combined on a two-hit shutout as LSU improved to 5-0 Friday night before 7,724 at Alex Box Stadium-Skip Bertman Field. Sean McMullen and Christian Ibarra each collected three RBIs for the Tigers. Ibarra had three hits while McMullen and Tyler Moore had two apiece.