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Quad injury forces Bradford to miss second game

Posted 5/24/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- For the first time this season, Mississippi State University has been without its starting center fielder. A severe quad injury has forced junior C.T. Bradford has missed the last two games of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

 

 

Former MSU standout Banks signs deal with Tampa Bay

Posted 5/24/2013 in Local Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- Second-round draft choice Johnthan Banks has agreed to a four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, leaving the team with one unsigned rookie.

 

 

Penn State transfer QB Bench picks USF over MSU

Posted 5/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Steven Bench wasn't lying when he said he didn't plan to transfer to a school to sit on the bench. Bench, who announced earlier this month he planned to transfer from Penn State University, confirmed Thursday morning on Twitter he will attend the University of South Florida in the fall.

 

 

White's single lifts Alabama past Ole Miss

Posted 5/24/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mikey White's two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday helped push the University of Alabama baseball team past the University of Mississippi 7-5 in an elimination game at the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

 

 

New Hope baseball bounces Ridgeland, reaches North State title round

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

New Hope High School's baseball team remains on a mission.

 

 

New attitude helps New Hope's Earhart

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Relax. It sounds easier than you would think. After all, when you're playing in front of a packed stadium and you have hit at the top of the lineup for most of your career and you expect to do well and you are raring to go in your first full season with the varsity, things can easily get jumbled in a hurry.

 

 

New Hope goes small to beat Hernando in game one

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

HERNANDO -- New Hope High School junior shortstop Will Golsan had an idea Thursday night. It turned out to be a brilliant plan.

 

 

Stafford's complete game pushes New Hope past Hernando

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Taylor Stafford didn't have time to be nervous. A single, a bunt single, and a walk in the top of the first inning Sunday took care of any butterflies the New Hope High School junior might have had to start game two of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State title series against Hernando.

 

 

Boyd's home run provides spark for Trojans

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Landon Boyd has earned a reputation for being a big-game pitcher. In his final game at Trojan Field, Boyd proved he can do damage at the plate, too.

 

 

Birth of son, victory cap wonderful week for Boyds

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Sunday was the ideal way for the Boyd family to cap a week. Now maybe Lee Boyd and his wife, Allison, will be able to get a little more sleep.

 

 

Pieces come together to push New Hope to title series

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Like many coaches, Lee Boyd had a plan. In putting that plan into action, the New Hope High School baseball coach faced the usual decisions about playing upperclassmen and underclassmen, who would start at what position, and how he would manage his pitching staff. But an assortment of injuries, illnesses, and ups and downs this season has forced Boyd to re-assess and to reconfigure that puzzle.

 

 

Gentry's relief effort sparks MSU

Posted 5/23/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team is turning the annual Southeastern Conference tournament into a showcase for its freshman pitchers. The main attraction Wednesday was Myles Gentry.

 

 

New Hope gets contributions up and down lineup in victory

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

PEARL -- The New Hope High School baseball team has followed a winding road with more than its shares of ups and downs this season.

 

 

Redden strong at start; Stafford closes on mound for Trojans

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

PEARL -- Taylor Stafford didn't hesitate. Nearly three days after throwing more than 100 pitches in a complete-game victory against Hernando, Stafford was faced with another challenge.

 

 

Ole Miss, Alabama lose on second day of SEC tournament

Posted 5/23/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The No. 15 University of Arkansas scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the 10th inning Wednesday to beat the University of Mississippi 2-1 on day two of the Southeastern Conference tournament. The loss drops Ole Miss (37-21) into the losers' bracket where it is scheduled to face the University of Alabama at 9:30 a.m. today.

 

 

Transfer Bench narrows choices to MSU, USF

Posted 5/22/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It is down to two. Former Penn State University quarterback Steven Bench said he has narrowed his transfer options to the University of South Florida and Mississippi State University.

 

 

Mallard realizes dream to play college basketball

Posted 5/22/2013 in College Sports

Tyre Mallard thought his basketball career was over.

 

 

Jones leaves Starkville to go to Pearl

Posted 5/22/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A successful first season turned out to be the final one for Brian Jones as baseball coach at Starkville High School. Jones resigned Monday and has taken the same position at Pearl High. The move caught almost all parties involved by surprise.

 

 

Slauter's hit helps MSU beat Missouri in 17 innings

Posted 5/22/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Redemption defined the Mississippi State University baseball team's opening-round game in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

 

 

MSU beats South Carolina to make case for NCAA Regional in Starkville

Posted 5/22/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Let John Cohen's public service announcement for why the Mississippi State University baseball should play host to a NCAA Regional begin.

 

 

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