OXFORD, Miss. (AP) _ A bloop, a bad hop and a few well-placed grounders added up to one bizarre big inning for Mississippi. That strange five-run rally, combined with some solid pitching, helped Ole Miss beat Mississippi State 6-3 on Sunday and salvage the last game of the three-game series. The Rebels (36-19-1, 17-13 Southeastern Conference) and Bulldogs (32-21, 17-13) finished the season tied for second in the SEC West, a game behind LSU, which lost to Auburn 9-6. Dan McShea (4-5) worked 6 2-3 innings and allowed three runs _ one earned _ and seven hits to help Ole Miss snap a six-game SEC losing streak as it heads into the conference tournament this week. ``It takes a lot of pressure off,'' McShea said. ``Guys go in a lot looser. You're not thinking 'That's six games in a row we've lost. We've gotten swept twice.' That's forgotten now.'' With his curveball working better than usual, McShea struck out seven and survived a shaky start. ``Our guy was outstanding,'' Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. ``We needed an effort like that.'' Nathan Lyons and Glen Morris held the Bulldogs to one hit over the final 2 1-3. Morris earned his eighth save. Still, the Rebels lost their last two SEC series of the season and may have cost themselves the opportunity to host an NCAA regional for the first time. The 16 regional sites will be announced Monday. Mississippi State starter Jeff Hunter held the Rebels scoreless on one hit for four innings. Nursing a tender elbow that has hindered him all year, the senior was limited to 57 pitches in his third start of the season. He left with a 3-0 lead. ``I wish I could have stayed in a little longer,'' Hunter said.