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MSU's Renfroe expected to go early in MLB First-Year Player draft

Posted 6/6/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three years ago, Hunter Renfroe found out in an undramatic way he had been drafted. Renfroe was taking extra batting practice at Copiah Academy and didn't notice he had missed several missed calls from the Boston area.

 

 

MSU likely will go with Graveman in opener vs. Virginia

Posted 6/6/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach John Cohen did everything but announce Kendall Graveman would be his starting pitcher for game one of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional.

 

 

Ole Miss' Kendricks win national title

Posted 6/6/2013 in College Sports

EUGENE, Ore. -- University of Mississippi sophomore Sam Kendricks captured a national title in the men's pole vault at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wednesday night.

 

 

NOTEBOOK: Renfroe remembers fondly his time in Virginia

Posted 6/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - When informed if he knew anything about the University of Virginia, his future opponent in a Super Regional round, Hunter Renfroe had one thought.

 

 

Unsung heroes lift MSU to Super Regional apperance

Posted 6/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Four years ago, the Mississippi State University baseball program began to piece together in recruiting what Monday night's Starkville Regional championship game would look like.

 

 

Bulldogs, Girodo simply Super

Posted 6/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Throw strikes, play solid defense, and get timely hits. It sounds easy to do, but the Mississippi State University baseball team couldn't put all of those things together in five previous games against the University of Central Arkansas.

 

Bulldogs advance to Super Regional

Posted 6/4/2013 in College Sports

The Mississippi State University baseball team concocted a perfect mix of pitching, defense, and hitting Monday to keep its season alive.

 

Completely dominating: Central Arkansas gets two complete games to force MSU to today

Posted 6/3/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- University of Central Arkansas pitching coach Kirk Kelley had the easiest job Sunday at Dudy Noble Field. Kelley sent two starting pitchers to the mound in two elimination games and then watched them throw complete-game four-hitters in victories. The second, a 5-2 victory against Mississippi State University in front of a crowd of 10,226, pushed the teams into a winner-take-all game at 7:05 tonight in the NCAA Starkville Regional to decide which team advances to face the No. 6 overall seed University of Virginia in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regionals.

 

 

Loss pushes MSU to brink of elimination

Posted 6/3/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Like it or not, the Mississippi State University baseball team has one more game left at Dudy Noble Field this season.

 

 

Mitchell, two-out hitting exploits lead MSU past South Alabama

Posted 6/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball team is one victory away from winning its first NCAA Regional in Starkville since 2003.

 

 

Businesses benefit from packed crowds for Bulldogs

Posted 6/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --The summer months typically mean slow numbers for retailers in Starkville. Students are gone for the summer, and retailers and restaurant owners can't rely on football games for expected revenue. Restaurants and bars usually have smaller staffs in the summer, too.

 

 

Central Arkansas survives Mercer rally to win in 11 innings

Posted 6/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- University of Central Arkansas baseball coach Allen Gum hanged a picture of professional baseball great Jackie Robinson in the team's locker room when he took over the program three years ago. The idea was simple: Gum wanted his players to do what hadn't been done before at the school.

 

 

SEC teams get off to slow start at regionals

Posted 6/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Southeastern Conference wasn't feeling too strong about its contingent of teams after the first afternoon of NCAA regional play.

 

 

Defensive gem helps push MSU past UCA

Posted 6/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Survival can come in several forms. On Friday night in front of 11,102 nervous fans at Dudy Noble Field, the Mississippi State University baseball team found survival and turned it into exhilaration thanks to a 3-6-4 double play. The defensive gem came in the top of the sixth inning on a wheel play call in which infielders rotate to their right. MSU sophomore first baseman Wes Rea, who started the improbable double play, then had a run-scoring single in a three-run uprising in the bottom half of the inning that propelled MSU to a 5-3 victory against the University of Central Arkansas in the second game of the day at the Starkville Regional.

 

 

Little resolution at SEC meetings

Posted 6/1/2013 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference held one of its shortest business meetings in league history Friday. The powerful conference wrapped up its annual spring meetings with presidents and chancellors not taking a single vote, quite possibly the first time that's happened in the league's 80-year history.

 

 

Wahl, Anderson push Ole Miss past Binghamton

Posted 6/1/2013 in College Sports

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Bobby Wahl did what he did all year Saturday, keeping his opponent in check until the offense clicked. The University of Mississippi baseball team used seven strong innings from Wahl and a 4-for-5 day by Austin Anderson to beat Binghamton University 8-4 in an elimination game at the NCAA Raleigh Regional at North Carolina State University.

 

 

Alabama beats Savannah State to avoid elimination

Posted 6/1/2013 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The University of Alabama baseball team held on for a 3-2 victory against Savannah State University in an elimination game in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Alabama will play today against Troy University, which lost to Florida State University 11-0 on Saturday, at 11:05 a.m. today. If Alabama wins, it will play again at 4 p.m. today.

 

 

Starkville Regional teams may have to change strategy

Posted 5/31/2013 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Mississippi native Izzio will pitch for South Alabama

Posted 5/31/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time since leaving Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Anthony Izzio will get a chance to pitch in his home state.

 

 

LOTS OF BUZZ: Starkville Regional creates media, ticket demand

Posted 5/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On many college campuses, school officials are excited when Memorial Day rolls around.

 

 

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