Jake Mangum was clutch once again for Mississippi State. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the 8th, Mangum punched the Bulldogs ticket to Hoover in one swing. His two-run triple gave MSU a 4-3 lead over #1 Florida. Tanner Allen would tack on a two-run homer as State knocked off the SEC regular season champions.
MSU's comeback started in the bottom of the 7th. Elijah MacNamee hit a two-run homer to straightaway center to get the Bulldogs on the board.
The victory was the biggest of the season for the maroon & white. MSU clinched a spot in next week's SEC Baseball Tournament. The victory improves the NCAA regional resume. Gary Henderson's crew have 7 wins over top 5 teams this season.
Game 2 in the series is Friday at 6:00pm. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
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