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#7 Mississippi State retains Governor's Cup and sweeps season series with Ole Miss

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PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A record crowd of 8,536 witnessed something that hasn't happened since 1997. #7 Mississippi State beat Ole Miss 4-2 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs retained the Governor's Cup and swept the season series with the Rebels for the first time in 20 years.

Brent Rooker did more Brent Rooker things. He gave MSU the lead in the 5th with a 3-run homer to right center. Rooker doubled in the 8th, scoring later on a Ryan Gridley single. The SEC triple crown contender is now hitting .403 with 17 HR and 61 RBI.

Ole Miss got on the board in the 6th. Cooper Johnson and Tate Blackman hit back to back RBI doubles. The Rebels had several opportunities in the late innings but couldn't rally.

MSU improves to 29-14, Ole Miss falls to 25-16.

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