Holder earns third preseason All-American honor

Jonathan Holder

Jonathan Holder

Jonathan Holder received his third preseason All-American honor on Monday as the Mississippi State junior closer was selected as a season team All-American by Perfect Game.

Holder was picked a first team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Louisville Slugger. He was a consensus All-American following last season as well as a consensus Freshman All-American in 2012.

In 59 career outings for the Bulldogs, Holder holds a 1.19 ERA while striking out 37 percent of the batters he’s faced. In 25 Southeastern Conference appearances, Holder has a 0.23 ERA fanning 52 in 38.2 innings of work.

Holder is already the school’s all-time leader in saves with 30 and set the single-season record with 21 saves last spring. He is 13 saves shy of the SEC career record and 23 behind the NCAA record.

Holder also set the Diamond Dog record with 27.1 consecutive scoreless innings in 2012. State is 80-0 after the eighth inning since his arrival.


I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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