mississippi 10, georgia 8
OXFORD, Miss. — Bryce Massanari went 4-for-5 with three home runs and five RBIs for Georgia, but No. 11 Mississippi scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to rally past top-ranked Georgia before an overflow crowd of 9,478 at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.
Massanari had given Georgia (33-10, 14-6 SEC) an 8-6 lead with his third home run in the seventh, but Mississippi (31-12, 12-8 SEC) scored a run in the seventh and three in the eighth, including two with two outs, to take the lead for good. The Bulldogs now have a one-game lead over LSU in the race for the SEC championship.
Massanari is the seventh Bulldog in school history to hit three home runs in a game and second in five days; Rich Poythress did it Tuesday against Kennesaw State.
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Jake Morgan pitched the ninth inning ofr his ninth save. Brett Bukvich (6-1) earned the win while Justin Earls (0-1) was charged with the loss after allowing two runs on two hits in one inning.
The rubber game of the series will be today at 2:30 p.m.