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Yankees draft Lindgren in second round

Posted 6/6/2014 in College Sports

Jacob Lindgren was drafted by one of the most prestigious franchises in professional sports Thursday night. With its only pick on the first day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, the New York Yankees used the 55th pick to select the Mississippi State junior left-hander.

 

 

MSU, Arizona agree to games in 2022, 2023

Posted 6/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time in their schools' history, Mississippi State and Arizona will meet on the football field. Sources with ties to both programs confirmed Thursday to The Dispatch that MSU and Arizona will play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023. The first game will be Sept. 10, 2022, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats will make a return trip to Davis Wade Stadium the following year on Sept. 9.

 

 

Ole Miss, Vanderbilt will march on for SEC

Posted 6/6/2014 in College Sports

The Southeastern Conference was roughed up in the first weekend of the NCAA baseball tournament. Less than a week after a record-setting 10 SEC teams were invited to the 64-team bracket, eight of them are gone. Only Vanderbilt and Ole Miss remain entering the NCAA tournament Super Regional round this weekend.

 

 

Breazeale looks to continue success on local scene

Posted 6/6/2014 in Local Sports

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- David Breazeale retired from racing in 2012, but he found his way back to the sport through two car owners.

 

 

Team Mississippi takes some of state's best to Oklahoma

Posted 6/6/2014 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- As Stacy Hester prepares to take another All-Star baseball team to Oklahoma for the Junior Sunbelt Classic, there's one goal in mind: Show the nation Mississippi has elite level baseball talent.

 

 

Bracewell, Pirtle thank MSU fans

Posted 6/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Some of the Mississippi State baseball team's seniors thanked the MSU fans on Twitter following the squad's season-ending loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.

 

 

Ray adds former Clemson player as graduate assistant

Posted 6/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray has brought one of his favorite players from his time at Clemson to Starkville.

 

 

Wild night at ULL ends MSU's season

Posted 6/3/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen and his coaches preach to their players to keep the game in front of them. The Bulldogs' inability to do that Monday night played a big role in the end of their season.

 

 

Cohen offers high praise to senior Pirtle

Posted 6/3/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen isn't going to let the final memory of Brett Pirtle's two years as a Bulldog be something regretful. Even though Pirtle made the final out in a 5-3 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in the championship game of the NCAA tournament Lafayette Regional on Monday night, Cohen offered Pirtle some of the highest praise a coach can give a player.

 

 

Ole Miss outlasts Washington to win Oxford Regional

Posted 6/3/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- It took extra innings and a nearly two-hour rain delay, but the No. 12 and top-seeded Ole Miss baseball team is going back to the NCAA tournament Super Regionals. An RBI triple in the 10th inning by Sikes Orvis helped Ole Miss edge No. 14 and second-seeded Washington 3-2 in the championship game of the Oxford Regional at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

 

 

Kennesaw State defeats Alabama to win Tallahassee Regional

Posted 6/3/2014 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Alabama baseball team's season came to an end Monday in a 4-2 loss to the Kennesaw State Owls in the championship game of the NCAA tournament Tallahassee Regional at Dick Howser Stadium. Travis Bergen was named the regional's most outstanding player, after throwing 3 1/3 innings in relief to help Kennesaw State (40-22) advance to the super regionals to face Louisville.

 

 

Florida beats Alabama in Game 1 of WCWS

Posted 6/3/2014 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Hannah Rogers just keeps on rolling. The senior standout threw a four-hitter to help the Florida softball team defeat Alabama 5-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three national championship series Monday night. The Gators (54-12) are one win from their first national title after runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2011. Game 2 is tonight.

 

 

ULL blasts MSU to force final game for regional title

Posted 6/2/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- The wakeup call for the Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team's offense happened early Sunday morning. ULL coach Tony Robichaux said his team was scheduled to celebrate Mass and have breakfast at 9:30 a.m. It didn't take long after that for ULL to begin its destruction of pitchers from the state of Mississippi.

 

 

Laster will start for MSU, while Lindgren waits in bullpen

Posted 6/2/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- The No. 1 and top-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team knows it will face one of the nation's best relief pitchers tonight. The Ragin' Cajuns just don't know when Jacob Lindgren will come in.

 

 

Ragin' Cajuns hit Mitchell hard in victory

Posted 6/2/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen tried to protect his ace left-hander as much he could, but he said he could see an outing like the one Ross Mitchell had Sunday happening.

 

 

Strong pitching efforts push Alabama into regional title series

Posted 6/2/2014 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- For the second time Sunday, the Alabama baseball team received a complete game in an elimination game. Alabama's second complete game came from junior left-hander Taylor Guilbeau that helped second-seeded Alabama beat third-seeded Kennesaw State 4-1 at Dick Howser Stadium.

 

 

Alabama beats Oregon, reaches WCWS title series

Posted 6/2/2014 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jackie Traina threw a four-hitter to help the Alabama softball team beat Oregon 2-0 Sunday and advance to the best-of-three Women's College World Series championship series against Southeastern Conference rival Florida.

 

 

Ole Miss beats Washington to reach regional title game

Posted 6/2/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The No. 12 and top-seeded Ole Miss baseball team beat second-seeded Washington 2-1 on Sunday to advance to a NCAA Regional Championship game for the seventh time in the past 10 seasons.

 

 

Holder dominates to push MSU into regional title game

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- If you didn't know by now, the Mississippi State baseball team doesn't follow a traditional way of doing things on the mound. On Saturday, MSU's sabermetric formula worked out just fine to deliver another postseason win.

 

 

Bulldogs get help from Vickerson, Detz, Britton in opener

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- John Cohen wanted more. Even though the Mississippi State baseball coach knew Jake Vickerson, Alex Detz, and Matthew Britton experienced frustrating regular seasons, Cohen believed in his players. As he wrote their names into the Bulldogs' lineup for the team's game against San Diego State in the first game of the NCAA tournament Lafayette regional, Cohen hoped his players could have maturity he struggled with as a player.

 

 

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