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SEC Tournament: Mississippi State 6, Texas A&M 4 -- The Bulldogs Relievers Deliver Again

Mississippi State is headed for the semifinals while A&M has to fight Vanderbilt for its tournament life

PodKATT of And The Valley Shook

Once again, it's proving dangerous to face Mississippi State in Hoover. The latest team to learn that lesson is Texas A&M, which got dropped by the Bulldogs on Thursday night to put the Aggies on the brink of elimination and Mississippi State on the edge of a second straight SEC tournament title.

In many ways, it was the prototypical Mississippi State game, at least when it came to the mound. The Bulldogs relievers pitched a bare majority of the game (4.2 innings) and didn't allow a run. Combined with the three errors by the Aggies and a total of four runs in the fourth and fifth innings alone, it was more than enough for a 6-4 win.

Mississippi State grabs the valuable Friday bye and will wait for the winner of Vanderbilt-Texas A&M in the semifinals. That will be an elimination game for the Aggies, who will face Vanderbilt for the second time in the tournament. Another win would likely give A&M a ticket to the NCAA playoff, but a loss could make it a long wait for TAMU.