HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Jonathan Holder picked up his third save of
the Southeastern Conference tournament with a scoreless ninth
inning and Mississippi State advanced to the championship game with
a 2-1 win over Kentucky Saturday.
Holder worked around a throwing error to leave the potential
tying run on third, escaping with two grounders and an infield
popup. He also got the win in Friday night's game against LSU.
Mississippi State (38-22) plays either Vanderbilt or Florida for
the championship on Sunday. The Bulldogs, who also swept the
Wildcats on the regular season's final weekend, are seeking their
seventh SEC tournament title and first since 2005.
The Bulldogs' runs came on RBI singles by Wes Rea and Trey
Porter in the second and third innings.