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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Pitcher Jake Davies homered and Georgia Tech claimed a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game by beating Clemson 5-1.

Mississippi State closer Jonathan Holder reacts after the Bulldogs defeated Kentucky to earn a trip to the SEC title game, where they will face Vanderbilt today.  DAVE MARTIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Mississippi State closer Jonathan Holder reacts after the Bulldogs defeated Kentucky to earn a trip to the SEC title game, where they will face Vanderbilt today.

Davies drove in two runs and allowed two hits in six innings on Saturday to help the eighth-seeded Yellow Jackets (35-24) improve to 3-0 in the round-robin event.

They will play Miami for the title today.

Zane Evans added three hits and an RBI, and Daniel had two hits for Georgia Tech.

Steve Wilkerson hit a solo home run for Clemson (33-26), which finished 1-2.

NORTH CAROLINA 4, N.C. STATE 0 (12 INNINGS)

Adam Griffin’s bases-loaded single in the 12th inning sparked a four-run burst that lifted North Carolina past North Carolina State.

The win by North Carolina (44-14) means Miami will play Georgia Tech in the championship game today. N.C. State (39-17) would have played for the title with a win.

VIRGINIA 7, FLORIDA STATE 0

Derek Fisher and Colin Harrington drove in two runs apiece and Virginia beat Florida State.

Artie Lewicki struck out four and allowed three hits in seven innings for the fourth-seeded Cavaliers (38-17-1). They finished pool play with a 2-1 record and sent the top-seeded Seminoles (43-15) to a surprising 0-3 finish.

SEC TOURNAMENT

MISSISSIPPI STATE 2, KENTUCKY 1

In Hoover, Ala., Jonathan Holder picked up his third save of the tournament with a scoreless ninth inning and Mississippi State advanced to the championship game with a win over Kentucky (43-16).

Holder worked around a throwing error to leave the potential tying run on third, escaping with two grounders and an infield popup.

Mississippi State (38-22) plays Vanderbilt for the title today.

VANDERBILT 8, FLORIDA 6

Vanderbilt pulled off a triple steal in a five-run ninth inning that included six stolen bases as the Commodores ran their way to a semifinal victory over Florida (42-18).

Anthony Gomez singled home the go-ahead run, then stole second, third and home for Vanderbilt (33-25), which is aiming for its first SEC Tournament title since 2007.

The Commodores face Mississippi State in today’s championship game.


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