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MSU drops doubleheader, SEC series to Auburn

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's pitching has been defying the odds for months now, performing at a rate ranking among the top half in the nation with, thanks to injury, a staff half of the size of most others.

Pilkington delivers for Bulldogs in series-opening win

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With over half of the Southeastern Conference schedule in the books, Mississippi State pitcher Konnor Pilkington ranked fourth in the conference in batting average allowed while pitching more innings than all but eight players in the league.

 

MSU offensive lineman Senior taken by Seahawks in NFL draft

Posted yesterday in College Sports

Justin Senior's mom won't have to hide her Seahawks gear.

 

 

Ole Miss wins baseball series at Arkansas

Posted yesterday in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Ole Miss baseball team wrapped up its weekend early, splitting a doubleheader with No. 10 Arkansas Friday at Baum Stadium. The Rebels (27-17, 11-10 SEC) took game one 4-1, while the Razorbacks (34-12, 13-8 SEC) avoided the sweep by taking game two 7-4.

 

 

MSU softball team drops pair of games to Auburn

Posted yesterday in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. - It was a battle to the very end Friday night, but the Mississippi State Bulldogs (34-17, 8-12 SEC) fell in a tight 4-2 decision to the No. 9 Auburn Tigers (42-8, 14-6 SEC) in game one of the series.

 

 

Changes to mental approach, swing have helped Rooker

Posted 4/28/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jamie Shevchik saw the potential in Brent Rooker. In the summer of 2015, Shevchik, who coaches the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League, noticed Rooker was hitting .360 and had a slugging percentage over .600 with the Plymouth Pilgrims of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, so he decided to add him to his team's roster for the final days of the season. The move secured a spot for Rooker on the Whitecaps' roster in 2016.

 

 

McArthur, Ole Miss beat No. 16 Arkansas

Posted 4/28/2017 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- James McArthur allowed one hit in a career-high eight innings, and the Ole Miss baseball team hit four home runs Thursday in a 9-1 victory against No. 16 Arkansas 9-1 at Baum Stadium. Senior Colby Bortles hit two of the home runs for the Rebels (26-16, 10-9 Southeastern Conference) in Game 1 of the three-game series against the Razorbacks (33-11, 12-7).

 

 

MSU softball team will try to keep momentum vs. No. 9 Auburn

Posted 4/28/2017 in College Sports

Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman re-thought part of her coaching philosophy when last season ended. When MSU struggled in the second half of the season, practice time became even harder. This season, the Bulldogs have been able to take some time away from the diamond. A refreshed outlook has helped the team find the win column on more occasions.

 

 

Ole Miss baseball team will take on No. 16 Arkansas

Posted 4/27/2017 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Ole Miss baseball team will kick off a key three-game Southeastern Conference series against No. 16 Arkansas at 6 tonight (SEC Network) at Baum Stadium.

 

 

MSU men's tennis team will take on Vanderbilt at SECs

Posted 4/27/2017 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The No. 18 Mississippi State men's tennis team will take on No. 49 Vanderbilt at 5 p.m. today in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Barksdale Stadium.

 

 

McFatrich adds two to MSU volleyball coaching staff

Posted 4/27/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State volleyball coach David McFatrich announced Wednesday the additions of Diego Castaneda and Garrett Bitter to his coaching staff.

 

 

Ole Miss softball edges Jacksonville State

Posted 4/27/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Senior Miranda Strother's single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the No. 20 Ole Miss softball team to a 2-1 victory against Jacksonville State on Wednesday afternoon at the Ole Miss Softball Complex.

 

 

Former New Hope standout Sanders earns two national honors

Posted 4/27/2017 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- DJ Sanders' rapid increase in offensive production the past two weeks has earned the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball shortstop national attention. On Tuesday, Sanders received two national honors as she tied the school record with a fifth Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week award.

 

 

McQuary, Rooker lead MSU past Ole Miss

Posted 4/26/2017 in College Sports

PEARL -- Denver McQuary credited confidence. Andy Cannizaro cited McQuary's changeup. Whatever it was, McQuary wasn't the same pitcher at the end of his start Tuesday night than he was when it began.

 

 

International flavor works for MSU men's tennis team

Posted 4/26/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Matt Walters doesn't spend much time in the United States in the offseason, but he doesn't complain. It's just part of the life of a college tennis recruiter. As assistant men's tennis coach at Mississippi State, Walters will spend close to two months overseas this summer as part of the new norm in college tennis: recruiting international players.

 

 

MSU men's golf coach Homan announces retirement

Posted 4/26/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After 14 seasons as the head coach of his alma mater, Clay Homan announced Tuesday his retirement as Mississippi State men's golf head coach.

 

 

Silkwood has banner day for Bulldogs

Posted 4/25/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Monday was a pretty good day for Mississippi State senior pitcher Alexis Silkwood. Silkwood pitched a complete game in a 4-3 victory against No. 24 Arkansas to help MSU win a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Nusz Park.

 

 

MSU beats No. 24 Arkansas to extend SEC streak

Posted 4/25/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore first baseman Sarai Niu said her first home run of the season Sunday night was a long time coming. That home run might have started a trend.

 

 

MSU's Marrero popped for DUI

Posted 4/24/2017 in College Sports

Mississippi State catcher Elih Marrero was arrested on two charges early Sunday morning, driving while under the influence and driving without proof of insurance, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office.

 

 

MSU drops softball contest to Arkansas

Posted 4/23/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As the softball calendar hits the final two week of the regular season, the one-run losses cut a little deeper.

 

 

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