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Eighth-Inning Outburst Gives State 8-5 Win

Cody Freeman watching his home run

A pair of Saturday appearances belied his otherwise-sterling season. But the third time was indeed the charm for Caleb Reed. Entering with one out, two on bases, and the tying Alabama runner at the plate in Sunday's last inning, the Bulldog reliever got one last opportunity and saved a 8-5 victory for Mississippi State.

"I really wanted that third chance," said Reed. "That's what I told the coaches last night, and what I told the coaches this morning." Not just in pregame either, but all during the afternoon contest as Alabama would build a lead and the Bulldogs chip away at it. So when his catcher Cody Freeman slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning for a game-turning two-run lead, Reed again... Recommended Stories

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