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Woodruff Starts, Holder Finishes 2-0 Victory

Brandon Woodruff

Maybe it was a reward for not getting to close a Sunday win. More likely it was to keep him active for a ninth inning save-situation. Either way, there Jonathan Holder was in the batter's box in Mississippi State's half of the eighth. "I told my teammates I was swinging the first three times I got to!"

Complete Game Stats Actually Holder only swung once; on the first pitch offered. He made good contact and grounded smartly to shortstop. "Anybody get a time on Holder running to first base?" Coach John Cohen asked. "I told him not to run full speed, he said Coach I only know one speed." This was obviously untrue. Holder had already shown two speeds with his pitching. Entering with two outs in... Recommended Stories