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Friday SEC Tournament Notebook

Matthew Britton is under the dogpile somewhere

Matthew Britton can't say he wasn't warned. Or encouraged, too, as he went to the plate with the game literally on his bat. "Coach Drye told me right before I got up to bat, you've got a chance to win it. And when the dogpile comes that means just keep running. I was hoping he was right."

Mississippi State assistant strength coach was correct on all counts. Substitute second baseman Britton had the chance to win Friday's elimination game with Louisiana State there in the bottom of the tenth inning. Even better, he did so with one strong swing. Britton's line-shot became a base hit scoring catcher Mitch Slauter from second base for the margin of 4-3 victory. The single—Britton kept...

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