HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State is choosing a most opportune time to solidify starting pitching.
HOOVER, Ala. -- The list of position players called upon to pitch for Mississippi State just added a potential Southeastern Conference triple crown winner: Brent Rooker.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Brent Rooker had his wish granted Friday night.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State baseball coach Andy Cannizaro had a question as the clock struck 11 p.m. Friday: "What day is it?"
HOOVER, Ala. -- Cole Gordon's outing Friday morning against the top-seeded Florida Gators didn't begin well. The redshirt sophomore right-hander hit center fielder Ryan Larson in the helmet. The hit by pitch forced Larson to leave the game. Gordon, though, re-focused and retired the next 11 batters. The stretch was part of better things to come.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Cole Gordon turned in the best pitching performance of his Mississippi State baseball career on Friday. Working into the top of the eighth inning without giving up a run, Gordon exceeded the wildest dreams of his coaches and helped fifth-seeded MSU move six outs from an upset of top-seeded Florida.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The 16th-seeded Alabama softball team capitalized on two errors Thursday night to beat top-seeded Florida 3-0 in Game 1 of the NCAA tournament's Super Regional. Alabama (46-16) was again led by a stellar pitching performance from Alexis Osorio (23-7), who earned the complete-game shutout win while limiting Florida (53-8) to three hits.
HOOVER, Alabama -- Andy Cannizaro has managed the Mississippi State baseball team's limited pitching staff for months now. As difficult as it has been, he has come to learn what a staff short on numbers needs. On most days, it needs a savior. In a perfect world, that savior is the starting pitcher going deep into a game to save bullpen arms. When that doesn't pan out, he can turn to Peyton Plumlee.
Mississippi State freshman forward Mario Kegler has reportedly asked for his release and intends to transfer. The news was first reported by Evan Daniels of Scout.com.
LEXINGTON, Kentucky -- Four members of the Mississippi State track and field team secured spots for the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Thursday after the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary round.
LOS ANGELES -- In its first NCAA tournament Super Regional game, the No. 12 Ole Miss softball team was a strike away twice from taking Game 1, but rallies by No. 5 UCLA gave the home team an 8-7 victory Thursday night at Easton Stadium.
Arkansas baseball coach Dave Van Horn saw the looming danger of Brent Rooker coming from innings away.
For the 22nd time this season, the Mississippi State baseball team came from behind to win a game. This time it waited until the last inning to do it.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Andy Cannizaro generally checks up on his starting pitchers after each inning, even if he only asks how they feel. Cannizaro didn't need to do that with Konnor Pilkington on Wednesday morning. He quickly saw there wasn't much to discuss.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Andy Cannizaro had plenty of choices. With four players for three spots in the lineup, Mississippi State's baseball coach thought defense was what his team needed with ace Konnor Pilkington on the mound in an elimination game at the Southeastern Conference tournament.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne announced Wednesday the school has fired baseball coach Greg Goff after one season.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State saw one of its top-10 seeded players advance, while Ole Miss saw both of its players move on and Alabama had its only representative lose Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Tennis Singles Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Alex Faedo allowed one run in six innings, and Christian Hicks drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to score what proved to be the winning run in the No. 4 and top-seeded Florida baseball team's 5-4 victory against No. 20 and eighth-seeded Auburn on Wednesday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.
BILOXI -- The No. 15 and top-seeded Southern Mississippi baseball team saw its 14-game winning streak end Wednesday in a 9-2 to eighth-seeded Texas-San Antonio in the Conference USA Championship at MGM Park.