By NEMS Daily Journal
Mississippi State pitcher Jonathan Holder has been named a second-team freshman All-American by Baseball America.
Holder, a 6-foot-2, 232-pounder from Gulfport, took over the closer’s role for MSU in early May. For the season, he posted a 2-1 record, 0.32 ERA and tied senior Caleb Reed for the team lead with nine saves.
Holder set a school record by throwing 271⁄3 consecutive scoreless innings. He didn’t give up his first run, earned or unearned, until State’s final game of the season, a 3-2 loss to Samford in the NCAA Tallahassee
In 24 appearances, Holder allowed one earned run in 281⁄3 innings.
This is the second freshman All-American honor for Holder, who was named to the first team by Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger. He
was also named to the SEC’s all-freshman team.