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Georgia baseball team finishes sweep of Mississippi State

ATHENS, Ga. — Fourth-ranked Georgia scored seven times in the eighth inning to erase a two-run deficit and complete a sweep of No. 25 Mississippi State at Foley Field with a 10-6 victory Sunday.

Georgia (19-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) won its fifth straight game and improved to 14-0 at home. The Bulldogs earned their first sweep over Mississippi State (13-9, 2-4 SEC) since 2004.

Levi Hyams led Georgia with three hits, including a two-run home run, and Bryce Massanari and Matt Cerione added two hits each.

Georgia starter Justin Grimm struck out a career-high nine batters and allowed one run on three hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Mississippi State scored a run in the ninth and had the tying run at the plate, but Jeff Walters (2-0) struck out Connor Powers to end the game.

A Georgia record 12,026 fans attended the three-game series, breaking the previous mark of 11,930 against Florida State in the 2001 NCAA Super Regionals.

Georgia’s next game is Tuesday at home against Wright State.