Originally created 05/06/02

Mississippi 4, South Carolina 2



COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mississippi got four runs on three home runs in the sixth inning to beat South Carolina 4-2 in Southeastern Conference action Sunday.

South Carolina (37-11, 16-7) could get little offense going against freshman right-hander Alan Horne, who allowed only two hits in 7 1/3 innings. Trey Dyson, who had two of South Carolinas four hits, knocked a solo homer - his 14th of the year - in the second and picked up his second RBI on a single off reliever Adam Yates in the eighth.

Mississippi (35-13, 14-10) put the Gamecocks away in the sixth with a two-run shot by Chad Sterbens, his fourth of the season, and then back-to-back solo shots by Burney Hutchinson - his eighth - and Josh Christian - his seventh.

Horne (5-1) picked up the win, while Steven Bondurant (5-3) was charged with the loss.

T.J. Beam allowed only one hit in the ninth inning to earn his sixth save of the season.

South Carolina still leads the SEC Eastern Division race.