April 20, 2013

MSU hangs on in suspended game

STARKVILLE, Miss., - Jonathan Holder had to wait 24 hours and 23 minutes to continue his quest to tie Mississippi State's single season saves mark.

The sophomore closer came on to strikeout the final two Auburn hitters in the top of the seventh inning Thursday night only to have play suspended in the bottom half due to weather with the Bulldogs holding a 6-3 lead.

When play resumed following their regularly scheduled Friday contest, Holder picked right back up where he left off striking out seven of the eight batters he faced keeping MSU's three run lead over the Tigers intact.

"My part on the team is just to come in and get outs whenever I'm needed," Holder said. "It doesn't matter whether I'm setting up or closing or whatever. I'm happy with just going out there and just helping the team win."

It was also the 21st career save for the sophomore All-American tying him for third place on the school's all-time list with Adam Larson (1999-2001) and Caleb Reed (2009-12).

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