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June 21st, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ When Jonathan Holder enters a ballgame, Mississippi State fans feel a good bit better.
In his two seasons with the Bulldogs, the closer has been saving ballgames left and right.
On Friday, the sophomore right hander reached another milestone.
The Mississippi Bashers closed out Class A pool play of the United States Speciality Sports Association 11-Under State Tournament with a come-from-behind victory.
After taking a 9-2 lead with six runs in the second inning, the Bashers saw the Majors rally for nine runs in the third inning to gain a 11-9 advantage.
While the temperature might have been hot from the start, it took a little while for the Columbus Clippers bats to heat up on day two of the United States Specialty Sports Association 11-year-old State Tournament.
Despite a late inning rally, the team was unable to successfully come back and ultimately fell 6-5 to the Madison Storm.
The Mudkatz and Pontotoc Pirates got the championship round of Class AA off to a dominating start Friday afternoon with two convincing victories.
The Pirates defeated the Tribe 15-2, while the Mudkatz topped the PSA Blue Sox 14-1 in day two of the United States Specialty Sports 11-Under State tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Pontotoc scored nine runs in the third inning of its game.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Mississippi State is use to playing a team three or four times in one season.
The No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs will have to do it again, but this time in the College World Series.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Father Burke Masters just happens to be teaching a class at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and Mississippi State just happens to be playing in the College World Series in the same city.
The priest of the Chicago Cubs played baseball for the Bulldogs from 1987-90 with current MSU head coach John Cohen.
The Clippers saw the door opened and they took advantage of the situation.
After being retired for five-straight outs to begin Thursday's game to the Knights in the United States Speciality Sports Association 11-Under State Tournament, the Clippers had six-consecutive batters to reach and score four times in the second inning. The Clippers went on to a 7-3 victory over the Knights.
As pool play continued in the United States Speciality Sports Association 11-year old State championships, the Starkville Knights defeated Vicksburg Billies 6-5.
After losing game one to the Columbus Clippers, the Knights took a note from Mississippi State and asked their coach to let them loosen up and have a little fun.
The big innings appeared to be the theme on Thursday as the United States Speciality Sports Association 11-Under State Tournament got underway at the Starkville Sportsplex.
The Mississippi Bash used a five-run fourth inning for insurance in their game as they earned a 10-2 victory against the Golden Spikes 11-U Navy in the Class A division.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Thomas Edison and Chad Girodo have something in common according to Mississippi State pitching coach Butch Thompson.
Edison, a 19th century inventor, and Girodo, a left-handed pitcher for the Bulldogs, both overcome obstacles to until success knocked on their doors.
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