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.
HERNANDO -- New Hope High School junior shortstop Will Golsan had an idea Thursday night. It turned out to be a brilliant plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PEARL -- The New Hope High School baseball team has followed a winding road with more than its shares of ups and downs this season.
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.
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.
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.
Tyre Mallard thought his basketball career was over.
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.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Redemption defined the Mississippi State University baseball team's opening-round game in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Let John Cohen's public service announcement for why the Mississippi State University baseball should play host to a NCAA Regional begin.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time in the history of the event, two schools will meet in the Southeastern Conference tournament knowing what its like to win such an event the previous season.
HOOVER, Ala. -- University of Mississippi baseball coach Mike Bianco said what a majority of people at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium were thinking.
Knowing he is in a win-or-go home scenario, University of Mississippi coach Mike Bianco is throwing one of his weekend starters on short rest.
STARKVILLE -- In time the 2013 C Spire Ferriss Trophy presentation may be remembered as the first of many honors for Hunter Renfroe.
WEST POINT -- It sounds so simple.
1. MSU's Jung wears No. 3 to honor great-grandmother COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Victory Christian shows it has potential to have dominating D line HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Starkville Academy earns redemption against Lamar School HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Gray leds Heritage Academy past Kirk Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Starkville's ground game too much for Noxubee County HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS