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Gulfport's Jonathan Holder of MS State Among Five Finalists for Stopper of Year Award


Mississippi State sophomore pitcher Jonathan Holder is one of five finalists for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award.

Holder carries a 2-0 record, a 1.17 earned run average and a SEC's co-leader and a Mississippi State record with 17 saves.  Opponents generated only six earned runs against Holder, who has 81 strikeouts in 46.0 innings pitched.

The former Gulfport Admirals standout is a first-team 2013 Louisville Slugger All-American and a first-team All-Southeastern Conference pick.

The other finalists are: NCAA saves-leader Tyler Rogers of Austin Peay, Michael Lorenzen of Cal State Fullerton, David Berg of UCLA, and Jimmy Sherfy of Oregon.

The NCBWA All-America Committee will announce the 2013 Stopper of the Year winner on June 15 in Omaha, Nebraska at 10:00 a.m. at TD Ameritrade Park.

Holder is going to be counted on when Mississippi State opens the NCAA Super Regional best-of-three playoff series 12:00 p.m. Saturday in Charlottesville facing home standing Virginia, the #6 national seed.

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