STARKVILLE -- There's no time to think about tomorrow. Once the first pitch is thrown today at the NCAA Starkville Regional, Mississippi State University, the University of South Alabama, Mercer University, and the University of Central Arkansas won't save anything for the future because two losses in college baseball's postseason earns you a trip home.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time since leaving Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Anthony Izzio will get a chance to pitch in his home state.
STARKVILLE -- On many college campuses, school officials are excited when Memorial Day rolls around.
STARKVILLE -- Unlike a lot of the members in the Mississippi State University locker room, Myles Gentry has great memories from playing the University of Central Arkansas this season.
STARKVILLE -- Kendall Graveman will get the honor of throwing the first pitch in Mississippi State University's first NCAA regional in 10 years.
CALEDONIA - Josh Kugel is a simple kid that has fallen in love with being a field goal kicker.
Columbus High School girls' basketball coach Yvonne Hairston thinks the best is yet to come for Daisha Williams.
STARKVILLE - New Starkville Academy baseball coach Jody Britt is well aware of the athletic tradition for the Volunteers.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen simply shook his head last year with his starting sophomore shortstop not getting an all-conference honor.
STARKVILLE -- Hosting regionals at Dudy Noble Field is not only expected by the Mississippi State University fan base but it's a makeshift family affair.
New Hope High School junior Taylor Stafford wants the ball in clutch situations.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball coaching staff won't have to look far into the archives for scouting material on its regional opponents.
STARKVILLE -- The one question surrounding the Mississippi State University baseball program is the health status of junior center fielder C.T. Bradford.
PEARL -- "Clutch" is an attribute every ball player wants, but so few ever attain.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State University leaves the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament with the same concern they had entering the event five days ago: starting pitching.
Prior to his seventh grade year, Taylor Stafford's family decided to move to New Hope. Stafford wanted a chance to play for one of the state's most dominant programs at New Hope High School, which owned five state titles at the time.
HOOVER, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team's formula for success at the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament is becoming repetitive.
PEARL -- Lee Boyd knows it isn't going to be easy. If Wednesday is any indication, the New Hope High School baseball team just might need to post a few more crooked numbers to win its first state championship in 10 years.
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.
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.
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