Fa Leilua connected on a pair of homers and drove in five as Mississippi State broke a 5-5 tie with three runs in the sixth to top Sacramento State, 8-5, at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge.
Leilua's first long ball came in the third inning as she drove a pitch deep to left for a three-run blast to tie the game. Her second shot came in the sixth after the Bulldogs (5-3) took a 6-5 lead one batter earlier.
Sydney Rasmussen connected on a homer in the sixth for Sacramento State (3-3) that briefly tied the score at 5-5. Mo Spieth added a two-run single in the third for the Hornets as part of a four-run frame.
Grace Fagan improved to 2-1 in the circle with 4.1 solid innings of relief for Mississippi State.