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Florida's big blow slams MSU

Posted 5/26/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- With one swing Wednesday, the University of Florida baseball team erased a three-run deficit and forced Mississippi State into a do-or-die situation at the Southeastern Conference tournament. Designated hitter Brian Johnson' grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Florida a one-run lead that it turned into a 7-5 win in the second game of the opening round at Regions Park.

 

 

Kilcrease helps Alabama get off to fast start

Posted 5/26/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The University of Alabama baseball team used a five-run first inning and a solid effort by starting pitcher Nathan Kilcrease on Wednesday in a 7-4 victory against the No. 18 University of Arkansas in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to All Stars Series

Posted 5/26/2011 in Local Sports

Columbus' Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Memorial Day Weekend. The event will feature a $5,000-to-win, $300-to-start Super Late Model main event on Sunday.

 

 

Lee shows how 'Ds' are keys to success

Posted 5/26/2011 in Local Sports

Tyson Lee looks like a natural. The former quarterback at Columbus High, Itawamba Community College, and Mississippi State moves through footwork and passing drills with deadly efficiency.

 

 

SEC Tournament Gameday: MSU v Arkansas pre-game

Posted 5/26/2011 in College Sports

Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park (Hoover, Ala.) GAME 5 (Elimination Game) 9:30 a.m. (CSS): No. 6 Mississippi State (34-22) v No. 2 Arkansas (36-19). Bulldogs lost 7-5 to Florida on Wednesday; Razorbacks lost 7-4 to Alabama. Arkansas won season series 2-1 in Fayetteville

 

 

SEC Tournament Gameday: MSU v Florida post-game

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

GAME 2 Florida 7, MSU 5 ---Bulldogs face Arkansas, which lost to Alabama in Game 1, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday (CSS) ---Florida moves on to face Alabama at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

 

SEC Tournament Gameday: MSU v Florida pre-game

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park (Hoover, Ala.) Game 2: No. 3 Florida (41-15, 22-8) v No. 6 Mississippi State (34-21, 14-16) Florida won season series 2-1 in Starkville.

 

 

Loose MSU ready to take on Florida

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Clutch" plays are at a premium in the postseason. The difference between advancing and going home often comes down to a two-out hit or a defensive play that saves a run.

 

 

Bulldogs place three on All-SEC baseball teams

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Mississippi State baseball team placed three players on the 2011 All-Southeastern Conference baseball teams, while the University of Mississippi and the University of Alabama each placed a player on the second team, the league announced Tuesday.

 

 

Trio of teams favored at SEC tournament

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

The University of Florida has the power. Vanderbilt University has the pitching. South Carolina has the swagger.

 

 

Florida uncertain about Game 1 starter vs. MSU

Posted 5/24/2011 in College Sports

While Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen decided Monday on his Game 1 starter for the Southeastern Conference tournament, University of Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan still is unsure. One thing's certain: Florida's pitcher Wednesday won't be one of its three weekend starters.

 

 

Mitchell will take center stage for MSU

Posted 5/24/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Evan Mitchell's last start for the Mississippi State baseball team was one to forget. The freshman right-hander gave up two runs on two hits in 2/3 of an inning against the University of Arkansas on April 17. On Wednesday, Mitchell will start for sixth-seeded MSU against the third-seeded University of Florida in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. The game will be the second of the day and will start at approximately 1 p.m. (CSS).

 

Timing is right for MSU to move on after Miller

Posted 5/23/2011 in Local Columns

Timing is everything in life, especially college athletics. What is the right time to call a timeout to stop momentum? When is the best time to pull a starting pitcher late in a game? Who do you choose to take the final shot to win a game? For Mississippi State, the timing is right to look for a new softball coach.

 

Alabama softball team advances to Super Regionals

Posted 5/23/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama softball team claimed the Tuscaloosa Regional championship with an 11-2 victory against Chattanooga on Sunday at Rhoads Stadium. Alabama (49-8) has won 23 straight at home and seven straight NCAA regional titles.

 

 

Columbus High freshman spending summer on the court

Posted 5/22/2011 in High School Sports

Freshman Demorius Walker has averaged about five points and two rebounds in his basketball career at Columbus High School. Walker also started several games late last season, showing glimpses of potential on a young team that won just two games.

 

 

Choosing life over coaching

Posted 5/22/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Leroy Gregg is a hugger. It's not something many men let slip easily, but if you know Gregg, it's understandable the 35-year coaching veteran would say that about himself.

 

 

Despite losing series to Tigers, MSU baseball heading to SEC Tournament

Posted 5/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It wasn't the way they wanted to close the regular season, but the Mississippi State Bulldogs are going to the Southeastern Conference tournament.

 

 

LSU pounds MSU in opener

Posted 5/20/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has his way, senior Wes Thigpen will wake up this morning oblivious to Thursday night's humiliation, a 17-1 loss to Louisiana State that will be remembered as one of the most lopsided home losses in recent memory.

 

 

Strong pitching lifts Ole Miss past Arkansas

Posted 5/20/2011 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Matt Crouse and Jake Morgan combined for a strong effort on the mound, and Matt Tracy's sacrifice fly provided the winning margin Thursday to lead the University of Mississippi baseball team to a 2-1 victory against the University of Arkansas in a Southeastern Conference game at Baum Stadium.

 

 

Kilcrease, Alabama clinch spot in SEC tournament

Posted 5/20/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Senior right hander Nathan Kilcrease pitched a complete-game five-hitter Thursday night to lead the University of Alabama baseball team to a 2-1 victory against the No. 2 University of South Carolina at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

 

 

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