HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Demarcus Henderson drove in Mitch Slauter
with a sixth-inning single to give Mississippi State a 3-2 victory
over top-seeded LSU on Wednesday in the second round of the
Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.
Bulldogs starter Chris Stratton (11-1) struck out eight and
allowed five hits over six innings. Jonathan Holder struck out two
in the ninth to post his eighth save.
LSU (42-15) used seven pitchers, with none lasting more than
2-2/3 innings. Joe Broussard (4-1), who gave up the game-winning
hit to Henderson, took the loss.
Adam Frazier and Brent Brownlee each had RBI singles in the
third to give the Bulldogs (36-21) a 2-0 lead.
The Tigers tied the game in the fifth when Mason Katz lined a
two-out, 3-2 pitch into left field, scoring JaCoby Jones and Austin
LSU will play Mississippi on Thursday in an elimination game,
while MSU will take on Kentucky.
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