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Holder the closer: MSU pitcher gets more responsibility

May 8, 2013

Mississippi State sophomore pitcher Jonathan Holder has tied the single-season record for saves with 13. (Photo by Dana Smith, For Starkville Daily News)

Jonathan Holder established himself as the closer for the Mississippi State baseball team as a freshman.
In his sophomore season, the right hander is seeing more and more responsibility.
Most closers only feel comfortable when it's a save situation. Holder wants the ball regardless of what the situation is.
"I enjoy getting out there pitching and getting outs," the Gulfport native said. "They started bringing me in just a little bit earlier, maybe not a save situation, just to eat some innings and get some outs. I don't mind it."

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