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Darlin' Dawgs: MSU become Omaha's adopted team

Posted 6/21/2013 in College Sports

Fans of the Mississippi State University baseball program are not the only ones changing plans and headed in another direction.

 

Holder brings drama, history to closer's role

Posted 6/21/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Two lines in the song that plays as Jonathan Holder leaves the bullpen and walks to the mound at Dudy Noble Field say everything Mississippi State University baseball fans feel about the sophomore closer.

 

 

Rea doesn't regret decision to play baseball

Posted 6/21/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Three years ago, Wes Rea made a brave decision for a young man in the Southeast. Today, he feels that decision has been validated.

 

Remembering Rosenblatt: Once the hub of CWS activity, old park now has feel of a ghost town

Posted 6/20/2013 in College Sports

Paul Salazar unloaded a crock pot from the back of a van Wednesday afternoon. Parked on the side of 13th Street, in front of what was once Rosenblatt Stadium, Salazar worked leisurely as he unloaded additional items from the vehicle. There was no rush. There was no traffic. The wind was calm and the day was beautiful.

 

USM looking for new AD

Posted 6/20/2013 in College Sports

The University of Southern Mississippi is looking for a new athletic director. University President Rodney Bennett announced Wednesday morning in Hattiesburg that the one-year contract for Jeff Hammond will not be renewed after it expires June 30.

 

 

Switch-hitter Pirtle fits Bulldogs' identity

Posted 6/20/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Brett Pirtle can thank his father, Mike, for getting a scholarship offer from the Mississippi State University baseball team.

 

 

Pollorena ready for work after arm soreness

Posted 6/20/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Mississippi State University baseball coaches are trying to downplay injury concerns about left-handed pitcher Luis Pollorena.

 

Long stay in Omaha has Bulldog fans scrambling

Posted 6/19/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University baseball broadcaster Bart Gregory had a brief conversation with his father, Larry, early Tuesday morning. "I told him to pack his bags because he was coming here," Bart Gregory said.

 

Taking the next step: MSU hopes to surpass 1985 team

Posted 6/19/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The last Mississippi State University baseball team to advance this far in the College World Series is watching, encouraging, and hoping the 2013 Bulldogs can keep moving forward.

 

 

Bulldogs hope to stay focused on 'business'

Posted 6/19/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- "It's a business trip." These are the words Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen and his players used entering the College World Series last week. After two victories secured the Bulldogs a place in the winners' bracket and three days off without having to play a game, nothing has changed.

 

 

Seeing is believing: Porter's hit lifts MSU past Indiana

Posted 6/18/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- It's amazing to think what Trey Porter could do if he could see perfectly.

 

 

Girodo delivers another strong outing in relief

Posted 6/18/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Chad Girodo hasn't had to question anything about his stuff this season.

 

 

Holder, Rea provide more late-inning drama

Posted 6/18/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Jonathan Holder and Wes Rea aren't interested in having the 27th out of a game be a normal, boring experience.

 

MSU's social media presence at CWS is team effort

Posted 6/18/2013 in College Sports

Lee VanHorn attended the 2007 College World Series as a student at Winona High School. Fast forward six years and VanHorn is back in the Midwest again watching Mississippi State University play for a national championship. However, things are so much different this time around: The MSU graduate student finds a much heavier workload on his plate.

 

Mississippi State, Indiana navigate numbers differently

Posted 6/17/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Tonight's College World Series battle is a classic battle of old school versus new school.

 

 

More newcomers advancing to College World Series

Posted 6/17/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen knew he was the odd man of the group when he arrived at the news conference for the four coaches in the upper bracket of the College World Series.

 

Rivals become allies in Omaha

Posted 6/17/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University find themselves on opposite sides of the bracket at the College World Series. The Bulldogs and Tigers are together, though, in about every other aspect of life this week at TD Ameritrade Park.

 

Rea of Light -- MSU avoids walk-off home run to beat Oregon State

Posted 6/15/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- All it takes is one pitch to change a baseball game.

 

 

Lucky No. 13 -- Mitchell solid again in relief in victory

Posted 6/15/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Ross Mitchell was 6 years old the last time the Mississippi State University baseball team won a College World Series game in 1998.

 

 

Frazier sets MSU's single-season hits record

Posted 6/15/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State University junior Adam Frazier owns a piece of history at program that has been playing baseball for 123 seasons.

 

 

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