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Dedwylder uses different setup to win at Magnolia

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Local Sports

Scott Dedwylder's early dominance in the NeSmith Late Model Touring Series continued Sunday night with a $2,000 win at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Vossburg native has led or been in second place in the NeSmith points race each week of the season. After starting sixth, Dedwylder rode a harder tire compound and an unfamiliar setup to the win. He finished second at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian a night earlier in a 50-lap NeSmith Touring race.

 

Former MSU players know advantage in playing at Dudy Noble

Posted less than 6 hours ago in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jarrod Parks and Nick Vickerson know the importance of home-field advantage.

 

 

Cohen will wait to name starting pitcher for regional opener

Posted less than 6 hours ago in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With an unfamiliar opponent, John Cohen hasn't decided on his pitching rotation for the Starkville Regional this weekend. Top-seeded and No. 4 MSU (41-16-1) will open NCAA tournament play at 1:30 p.m. Friday against fourth-seeded Southeast Missouri State (39-19) at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Newman will transfer from MSU

Posted less than 6 hours ago in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After one season with the Mississippi State basketball team, five-star guard Malik Newman will transfer, coach Ben Howland announced Monday. The former Callaway High School standout was expected to be a "one-and-done player." He went through the NBA Combine earlier this month, but he withdrew before the deadline Wednesday.

 

 

Tough regional awaits Ole Miss in Oxford

Posted less than 6 hours ago in College Sports

Preparing to host a regional never gets old for Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco. "Each year, you are a little more excited," Bianco said. "In football, there are 105, 110 teams, and more than half of those (around 70) play in a bowl game. In baseball, there are 301 teams. The top 64 get this invite. That is special. I don't think you ever take this opportunity for granted."

 

Mississippi State eagerly anticipates regional announcement Monday

Posted 5/28/2016 in College Sports

Embarrassing. That was the one word that came to mind for Mississippi State Baseball coach John Cohen and junior Gavin Collins when talking about Friday night's 12-2, seven-inning run-rule loss to Florida Friday to be eliminated from the Southeastern Conference tournament in Hoover, Alabama.

Memorial Day weekend features heavy local racing slate

Posted 5/28/2016 in Local Sports

Brian Rickman remembers a time when competing in four races in four days was common.

 

Stratton becomes 54th MSU player to receive call to majors

Posted 5/28/2016 in College Sports

Former Mississippi State baseball pitcher Chris Stratton was called up by the San Francisco Giants Saturday.

 

 

Ole Miss falls at SEC baseball tournament

Posted 5/28/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Pinch-hitter Walker Pennington hit a three-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and Texas A&M beat Mississippi 12-8 on Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.

 

 

Alabama softball advances to Women's College World Series

Posted 5/28/2016 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama Crimson Tide (51-12) beat the Washington Huskies (39-14), 5-2 Saturday to win the 2016 NCAA Softball Tuscaloosa Super Regional being held at Rhoads Stadium this weekend and advance to its Southeastern Conference record 11th Women's College World Series.

 

Lartigue, Ole Miss beat Vanderbilt to earn day off

Posted 5/27/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Henri Lartigue went 3-for-5 and scored three runs Thursday to lead the seventh-seeded and No. 10 Ole Miss baseball team to a 12-9 victory against sixth-seeded and No. 12 Vanderbilt in the third round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

MSU falls to LSU in SEC tournament opener

Posted 5/27/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The Mississippi State baseball team was out of sync. Whether it was Dakota Hudson on the mound or his teammates in the field or at the plate, the Bulldogs didn't do much right Thursday against one of the nation's hottest teams. Hudson lasted five innings, the defense committed three errors, and the offense scuffled in top-seeded and No. 2 MSU's 6-2 loss to fifth-seeded and No. 7 LSU in a winners' bracket game in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

 

Stovall gets two hits in return to lineup

Posted 5/27/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Hunter Stovall knew his opportunity was coming. The Mississippi State baseball freshman fractured the tibia in his left knee on April 28 when he ran into Alabama first baseman Cody Henry trying to beat out a ground ball.

 

Houston dominates Alabama in MSU's SEC tourney opener

Posted 5/26/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Zac Houston's heart sank as he looked out to left field. Houston watched as Reid Humphreys drifted back to the fence in pursuit of Chance Vincent's blast. Humphreys tracked the ball to the wall and reached up at the last second to take a home run away and record the first out of the top of the eighth inning.

Lartigue, Ole Miss pound South Carolina

Posted 5/26/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Junior catcher Henri Lartigue went 4-for-5 with a career-high four RBIs and three runs scored Wednesday to lead the seventh-seeded and No. 10 Ole Miss baseball team to a 10-4 victory against second-seeded and No. 9 South Carolina in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

 

Collins extends hitting streak to 18 games

Posted 5/26/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Gavin Collins decided to simplify his approach at the plate. Early in the season, the Mississippi State junior third baseman was using a leg kick as a timing mechanism, but he wasn't getting the results he wanted, so he changed things up.

 

West Point's Murphy commits to MSU

Posted 5/25/2016 in High School Sports

Although Marcus Murphy has two seasons of high school football left, he already is thinking about playing at the next level. On Tuesday, the West Point High School football rising junior gave a verbal commitment to Mississippi State via Twitter.

 

Top-seeded MSU focused on Alabama in SEC tournament opener

Posted 5/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Many experts believe the Mississippi State baseball team has locked up a national seed for the NCAA tournament. Winning the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship with a 21-9 record, No. 2 MSU's resume includes series wins at Vanderbilt, at Florida, and at LSU.

 

 

Woodman leads Ole Miss; Alabama eliminates Kentucky

Posted 5/25/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Tracking down balls in the outfield gaps and knocking in three runs, All-Southeastern Conference outfielder J.B. Woodman led the No. 7 seed Ole Miss baseball team to a 5-1 victory against Georgia in the first round of the SEC tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

 

 

MSU men's, women's tennis starts singles play at NCAAs

Posted 5/25/2016 in College Sports

TULSA, Okla. -- The Mississippi State men's and women's tennis teams will have three players compete today to the NCAA Singles Championship at the Michael Case Tennis Center. Men's tennis junior Rishab Agarwal, ranked 54th nationally, will play No. 109 Jack Findel-Hawkins, of North Florida, at 9 a.m. today. TulsaHurricane.com will provide live stats and video of the NCAA Individuals Championships.

 

 

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