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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.



New Hope's Holley to play softball at ICC

Posted 5/20/2011 in High School Sports

Anna Holley thought her athletic career was going to take a turn. After signing a scholarship to play soccer at Itawamba Community College and having her senior softball season at New Hope High School end without a trip to the Class 5A State title series, Holley wondered if her softball career was over.



MSU doesn't renew contract of Miller

Posted 5/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State softball team's decline in performance was noticeable in recent seasons. The team went just 78-89 in the past three seasons after going to the NCAA tournament in five of coach Jay Miller's first six seasons. On Wednesday, Miller found out he'd be looking for a new job.



New Hope's Tutor wins PopStar Award

Posted 5/19/2011 in High School Sports

Haley Tutor didn't know what to expect Wednesday night. Surrounded by some of the state's best senior athletes from 23 sports, Tutor knew she belonged, but she wasn't sure if she was good enough to win the PopStar Award, which goes to the state's top athlete, for slow-pitch softball.



Ogden plays through injury to lead MSU

Posted 5/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There was a point in the season when Mississippi State shortstop Jonathan Ogden led the Southeastern Conference in errors. His struggles in the field were surprising considering MSU coach John Cohen's constant affirmation of his senior shortstop's defensive prowess and reputation as the team's best defender.



LSU will play key role on SEC's final regular-season weekend

Posted 5/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Louisiana State baseball team's 11-16 record in the Southeastern Conference record doesn't reflect how dangerous a threat it poses to Mississippi State's chances of winning the Western Division title or making the SEC tournament. The Tigers (34-19) enter tonight's final SEC regular-season series last in the Western Division, but they have won four in a row and are just two games out of first place. First-pitch for Game 1 is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CSS) at Dudy Noble Field.



East Webster begins quest for Class 2A State title

Posted 5/19/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- It's comforting to know you can play a bad game and still win, especially in the playoffs. The East Webster High School softball team has been playing with motivation spawned from a late-April tornado that ripped through its school and community.



MSU stadium expansion could move forward today

Posted 5/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State will take a significant step in expanding Davis Wade Stadium today when the state Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning considers approval of the proposed $80 million project.



CHS' Durrah signs with EMCC

Posted 5/18/2011 in High School Sports

So long purple and gold. Nice to meet you, red and white. Those are the new colors Columbus High School's Nick Durrah will sport on the diamond the next two years.



MSU baseball beats Memphis

Posted 5/18/2011 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Mississippi State baseball team dialed long distance Tuesday to knock off Memphis 8-3 at AutoZone Park in its final non-conference game of the regular season.



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