College Baseball

Greiner's HR in 10th pushes South Carolina past Mississippi State

info@islandpacket.comMay 18, 2013 

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Grayson Greiner's two-out, two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning lifted South Carolina to a victory over Mississippi State on Friday.

With the win, the Gamecocks (39-15, 17-11 SEC) clinched the No. 4 seed at next week's SEC Tournament.

Mississippi State fell to 39-16 and 15-14 in league play.

With the score deadlocked at 3-3 in the top of the 10th inning, LB Dantzler drew a two-out walk against MSU reliever C.T. Bradford.

With Greiner coming to the plate, Mississippi State went to the bullpen for right-hander Daryl Norris. On Norris' first pitch, Greiner launched his fourth home run of the season into the left field stands to give USC a two-run advantage.

Senior left-hander Tyler Webb entered in the bottom of the 10th and worked a perfect frame with a strikeout for his 16th save.

Senior left-hander Adam Westmoreland (7-1) earned the win. He worked two scoreless innings and allowed just one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.

USC starter Jordan Montgomery worked the first seven innings.

Greiner was 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs for the Gamecocks.

Alex Detz went 4 for 4 to lead Mississippi State.

The series finale is set for 3 p.m. Saturday.

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