HOOVER, Ala. — Matthew Britton's single up the middle brought home the winning run in Mississippi State's 4-3, 10-inning victory over top-seeded LSU on Friday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Mitch Slauter drove a one-out double to the center-field wall for the Bulldogs (37-22), who had rallied with two runs in the ninth. They'll face Kentucky on Saturday for a berth in the championship game.
Reliever Nick Rumbelow came in to face Britton, who entered as a pinch-runner in the ninth and scored the tying run.
LSU second baseman JaCoby Jones made a diving stab for the ball but it bounced off his glove. Britton was hitting .149 coming in, but wound up getting swarmed by teammates.
Jonathan Holder (2-0), who hasn't allowed a run in 22 appearances this season, pitched around an error for a scoreless 10th. Holder ran his streak of scoreless innings to 261⁄3 to break Bobby Reed's school record.
Florida 7, South Carolina 2: Brian Johnson pitched a five-hitter and Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer to lead Florida past South Carolina, eliminating the two-time defending national champions from the SEC Tournament.
The Gators (42-17) face Vanderbilt on Saturday for a shot at the championship.
Johnson (7-4) pitched his first career complete game.
He struck out five, didn't walk anybody and coasted through on 89 pitches. He also had an RBI on a bases- loaded walk in the fifth.
Casey Turgeon added a two-run single in the three-run fifth to make it 7-0.
Zunino had an RBI groundout in the first and then delivered his league-leading 16th home run with a shot over the left-field fence in the third.
The Gamecocks had beaten Florida twice in the College World Series to claim the national title last season.