It looked like it would be the Bulldogs' day earlier in the contest, however, as Georgia got out to a 5-0 lead in the 3rd inning. The Dawgs stole three bases and hammered 4 hits in the inning. Jason Jacobs started the Bulldog scoring after Josh Smith singled him in from second base. Then Smith, Justin Holmes, Josh Morris, and Joey Side all scored to give the Dawgs what seemed to be a huge lead.
But Texas struck back in their half of the 3rd with 2 home runs. The Longhorns got to with in one in the 5th when Seth Johnston hit a home run. Shortly thereafter in the 6th, Texas tied the game with a David Maroul homer. The Horns took the lead in with a Johnston double.
Even though Texas hit a season-high four home runs in a game, Georgia was not knocked out, yet.
They rallied in the 7th against powerful Texas closer Houston Street. Smith walked and Marshall Szabo singled him home to tie the game at six all. It was Street's first blown save in the NCAA Tournament.
Texas answered the Bulldog score with the Kainer double to give the Horns the lead for good.