Frazier leads Mississippi State past Texas A&M 6-4

By The Associated Press

HOOVER, Ala. — Adam Frazier went 4 for 5 with an RBI and Mississippi State beat Texas A&M 6-4 Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

The Bulldogs (43-16) advanced to Saturday’s single-elimination semifinals while Texas A&M (32-26) plays an elimination game against Vanderbilt on Friday night.

Ross Mitchell (11-0) didn’t allow a hit in 3-1/3 innings of relief and Jonathan Holder pitched a perfect ninth for his 16th save.

The Bulldogs scored three runs in the fifth, two of them unearned.

Brett Pirtle went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

The Aggies’ Blake Allemand had a two-run single in the fifth. Hunter Melton was 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the first.

Starter Rafael Pineda (5-5) allowed five runs but only two were earned in 4-2/3 innings.