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Mississippi State rallied from a 3-0 deficit to eliminate the top-seeded LSU Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Hoover, Ala.
With the victory, the Bulldogs (37-22) play the Kentucky Wildcats at noon Saturday in the semifinals.
It was an RBI single by Matthew Britton that drove home Mitch Slauter with the game-winning run.
The rivals were meeting for the 16th time in the SEC Tournament and MSU now has a 9-7 record against LSU.
The Bulldogs have beaten the Tigers twice in the tournament and opened the tournament by beating another ranked team in Arkansas before losing to Kentucky on Thursday.
â€śOur kids competed hard,â€ť MSU head coach John Cohen said, â€śWe had some situations early where we didnâ€™t score runs. But we have the right kids in the dugout. You can get frustrated, but you canâ€™t lose focus. They competed their hearts out there this afternoon. I really love these kids. I love everything about them.â€ť
For more information on the big win for the Bulldogs, check Michael Wardlaw's SDN Bulldog Blog and Saturday's edition of the Starkville Daily News.