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No. 8 Florida finishes off MSU

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State pitcher Austin Sexton missed his target by six inches. Florida first baseman Peter Alonso hit the mistake more than 400 feet. It was that kind of weekend for MSU's baseball team. Alonso, a junior who has battled injury for much of the season, hit two home runs and had four RBIs as part of a season-high four-hit day in No. 8 Florida's 10-5 victory Sunday at Dudy Noble Field.


MSU baseball drops another SEC series

Posted 4/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There has been nothing super about the Mississippi State baseball team's weekend. For the fifth time in six weekends, MSU has lost a Southeastern Conference series. Thanks to a 6-3 loss to No. 8 Florida on Friday night and a 2-1 setback on Saturday afternoon, MSU (22-18, 6-11 SEC) is seeing its postseason hopes flicker. After losing for the 18th time in the team's last 31 games, some of the Bulldogs began to think about what they have to do to make the postseason.


Tailbacks step into spotlight in spring game

Posted 4/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- J.T. Gray never had a chance. Gray, a rising sophomore who was named to the Southeastern Conference's All-Freshman Team in 2014, found himself between the goal line and a charging Dontavian Lee on Saturday at MSU spring game.


QBs shine for MSU in spring game

Posted 4/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Quarterback Dak Prescott was disappointed Saturday following the Mississippi State football team's spring game. His backup, freshman Nick Fitzgerald, was all smiles. The reason for Prescott's disappointment and Fitzgerald's happiness was simple. The stakes of the game stated that the losing team in the matchup between Prescott's Maroon squad and Fitzgerald's White unit would have to show up at Davis Wade Stadium early this morning and perform cleaning duty.


MSU apologizes for vulgar warmup shirts

Posted 4/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State's baseball team made the wrong kind of fashion statement Thursday.


Younger Bulldogs prepared for spring game

Posted 4/17/2015 in College Sports

Heck, Gridley solidify left side of MSU infield

Posted 4/17/2015 in College Sports

West Point's Lashley attracting a lot of recruiting attention

Posted 4/16/2015 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Scott Lashley can't talk right now. He's not being rude. He also isn't busy with schoolwork.


Small Schools Girls Basketball Coach of Year: Franks building Eagles into winner

Posted 4/14/2015 in High School Sports

PHEBA - How did Hebron Christian School's Bruce Franks react to the news he'd been named The Dispatch's Small Schools Girls Basketball Coach of the Year for the second straight season?


MSU baseball team needs to regain momentum

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team is running out of time. MSU (22-16, 6-9 Southeastern Conference) lost to then-No. 2 Texas A&M 13-5 Sunday. The loss helped the Aggies (33-3, 11-3) win their second game in the three-game weekend series and handed the Bulldogs their fourth SEC series loss in five weekends. The win also catapulted Texas A&M to No. 1 in this week's Baseball America poll.


Former MSU CB Love arrested on simple domestic violence

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three months after his playing career with the Mississippi State football team ended, Jamerson Love was arrested last week and charged with simple domestic violence.


Diaz enjoying return to MSU football program

Posted 4/11/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - What's old is new again in Starkville.


Flat-seamed baseball effects seen in Starkville, nationwide

Posted 4/9/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State pitcher Lucas Laster noticed a difference the moment he picked up the new flat-seam baseball.


MSU baseball will try to improve resume this weekend

Posted 4/9/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The margin of error is gone for the Mississippi State baseball team. After losing 14 of its last 22 games, MSU is on the outside looking in for an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament after losing three of its first four Southeastern Conference series. It only gets tougher from here. Starting at 6:35 p.m. Friday, MSU (21-14, 5-7 SEC) will face No. 2 Texas A&M (31-2, 9-2) in Game 1 of a three-game series in College Station, Texas. The series will be the Bulldogs' first of three in the next four weekends against ranked teams. The Aggies are ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball and USA Today polls. They are No. 2 in the Baseball America rankings.


Bulldogs place fourth at Old Waverly

Posted 4/7/2015 in College Sports

WEST POINT - Home is where the heart is.


Former West Point High standout Williams ready to break out at MSU

Posted 4/7/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Aeris Williams found the hole, turned upfield, and saw two defenders in his way. Like he had done on numerous occasions, Williams didn't hesitate and crashed into the linebackers, driving them 6 yards past the point of contact and turning an innocent run into a 9-yard gain. To prove it wasn't an aberration, Williams got up and did it again.


Young players shine at MSU scrimmage

Posted 4/4/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - For every authoritative run by freshman Aeris Williams, there was a pinpoint pass from freshman quarterback Nick Fitzgerald.


Laster makes most of offensive outburst in win vs. South Carolina

Posted 4/3/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It took everything Lucas Laster had to hold things together. The effort had nothing to do with pitching. Laster, a senior left-hander, was asked by ESPNU for an interview following his complete-game, eight-hitter Thursday night in the Mississippi State baseball team's 13-2 victory against South Carolina at Dudy Noble Field.


Laster tabbed for first SEC start when Bulldogs host Gamecocks

Posted 4/2/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Having lost 12 of their last 18 games, members of Mississippi State's baseball team enter this weekend's Southeastern Conference series against South Carolina in need of a shakeup.


Lee making impression at fall camp

Posted 3/31/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There's nothing about Dontavian Lee that screams "Other guy."



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