Kyle Finkenstadt singled to left to drive in Smith. Luken Baker walked, then Tanner Schuetz singled to left to tie the game 2-2 and keep the bases loaded with no outs.
Georgia starting pitcher Austin Krzeminski got to two strikes on Edwards, but Edwards crushed a 1-2 offering over the wall in center field for a grand slam and a 6-2 lead.
“I’d been fighting off a couple of curveballs, off-speed, and I felt like I didn’t have my timing right,” Edwards said. “He gave me a fastball up, so I just took advantage of that and took it out of the park.”
James Nelson’s home run for Georgia in the top of the second also drove in Jake Franklin and cut Texas’ lead to 2. But Baker got one run back for Texas with a single to center in the bottom of the second, then got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in a run in the third.
Schuetz followed Baker with a sacrifice fly that made it 9-4 Texas.
Franklin’s sacrifice fly gave Georgia another run in the top of the fifth, then Texas’ Ivan Vera walked with one out in the bottom of the fifth. Josh Van Gelder beat out a bunt single, Smith singled to left-center to plate courtesy runner Reagan Forrest, then Finkenstadt reached on a hit-by-pitch to load the bases.
That set the stage for Baker, who pulled one just inside the third base line. The ball rolled far to the right of left fielder Zarbnisky, giving all three Texas runners enough time to score for a 13-5 lead that activated the run rule.
Baker, who got to second on the game-ending hit, finished 2-for-2 with five RBIs and a run scored.
“I didn’t get too many strikes in this game, so I was looking for that one I could turn on, and luckily it stayed inside the line,” Baker said.