Pitching and defense go together better than anything in baseball. But pitchers have to throw strikes to help their team maximize its potential on defense. The thinking is simple: If pitchers pitch to contact, their defense will be alive and on its toes to make more plays than it would if pitchers go deep in counts and have problems throwing strikes.
STARKVILLE -- Without its fourth-year coach Tuesday night, the Mississippi State University baseball team used the team approach to get a victory.
STARKVILLE - The Mississippi State University softball game notes point out that more than 99 million homes will be able to watch the team's nationally televised Southeastern Conference tournament game against the University of Alabama at 7 p.m. Thursday.
There are plenty of words -- matured, improved, developed -- to select to try to describe what has happened to Lauren Holifield and D.J. Sanders this season. No matter which word you use, though, all of them point to one thing: Holifield and Sanders have gotten better.
Chris Hamm likes his Victory Christian fast-pitch softball team to make things happen. Whether it is stealing bases or putting balls in play, Hamm knows good things are bound to occur when his team puts pressure on a defense.
Columbus High School offensive lineman Jake Thomas is already a highly sought after football recruit. As Thomas prepares for his senior season, the notoriety continues to build. On Monday, Thomas was one of nine Mississippians nominated for this season's U.S. Army All-American Bowl game at noon, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
WEST POINT -- Konrad Vernon shot an 81 Tuesday to lead the Heritage Academy golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Mississippi Association of Independent Class AAA State meet at Old Waverly.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen will serve an NCAA-mandated one-game suspension tonight after receiving a post-game ejection following Sunday's series finale at Alabama.
STARKVILLE -- "From Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri" are not words used commonly words for the starters of Mississippi State University men's basketball players.
STARKVILLE -- Jonathan Holder had to make a lot of choices in his first semester at Mississippi State University.
One of sports more important relationships is between a catcher and a pitcher.
Victory Christian baseball coach Brent Harris is yearning for his team to deliver a knock-out punch.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- In a fleeting moment, the Mississippi State University baseball thought it would leave Thomas-Sewell Stadium with its first sweep in Tuscaloosa since 2004.
Coaches at small schools often have little time to prepare for the change in sports seasons. Things were no different this year for Brent Harris at Victory Christian. By the time the Eagles' boys basketball season ended, baseball season was ready to start days later. As Harris transitioned from zone defenses to bunt defenses, one word entered his mind about the upcoming baseball season: Pitching.
The Heritage Academy golf team is the defending Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA champion, but coach Ed Lott feels his team will be the hunter instead of the hunted when it defends its title Tuesday at Old Waverly.
Laura Lee Holman had plenty of memorable moments as a standout softball and basketball player at New Hope High School. Holman also has worked hard as the school's girls basketball coach to build that program into a contender.
Brian Meggs has fond memories of Joe Harvey. Like most coaches who lose seniors, Meggs hates he won't have Harvey for another season as a member of the New Hope High School boys soccer team. Not only was Harvey a steady leader in the back, but he also was a versatile and talented leader who encouraged the Trojans always to be at their best.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama center fielder Taylor Dugas set the all-time school career hits record Saturday in a 3-2 loss to Mississippi State University at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference announced its 2012 softball tournament field Sunday after No. 3 University of Alabama claimed the No. 1 seed.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team knows the Southeastern Conference schedule is an arms race. That's why the MSU coaches have spent the past two years stockpiling ammunition.
1. Hill, Gholar fuel Falcons' flight HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Stricklin expected to take Florida AD job today COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Ole Miss will be ready for Memphis COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Heritage Academy excited about big win HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Alabama's running game continues to roll COLLEGE SPORTS