ATHENS — Rich Poythress, Bryce Massanari and Joey Lewis had three hits each, including two doubles by Lewis and another home run by Massanari as top-ranked Georgia beat No. 5 LSU 10-8 Saturday at Foley Field.
Massanari’s home run to right center in the first inning was his third home run in as many at-bats going back the eighth inning Friday night. The Bulldogs catcher also drew a walk, drove in three runs and scored twice.
Georgia (25-4, 8-3 SEC) led 10-3 going to the eighth, but LSU (22-8, 7-4 SEC) scored three in the eighth and two in the ninth and had the tying run at the plate with two outs when Dean Weaver got Mikie Mahtook to pop up to end the game.
Georgia’s Matt Cerione, Colby May and Levi Hyams each added two hits and May had three RBI.
Chestatee High graduate Alex McRee (3-0) threw a career-long six innings and surrendered three runs on seven hits to pick up the win.
"We had a much better approach today and got some key hits," Georgia coach David Perno said. "We struck early and answered, and we played more to our identity. We are moving in the right direction and today was a huge step for us."