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IN THE DOG DAYS OF MAY: MSU defeats Vanderbilt to win SEC tournament title

Posted 5/28/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- When the Mississippi State University baseball team left for Hoover, Ala., last week the Hall of Champions room had an empty single-standing trophy case in the corner.

 

 

Routt gives Bulldogs huge lift in 2-1 win over Kentucky

Posted 5/26/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- A single mound meeting did the trick Saturday.

 

 

Freshman Lindgren emerges from roller coaster in time to see win

Posted 5/26/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- After the first inning was completed, Mississippi State University baseball head coach John Cohen was going to talk to his starting pitcher Jacob Lindgren.

 

 

Britton lives dream during MSU run

Posted 5/26/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- After nearly every practice, batting practice session, workout and game, Mississippi State University coach John Cohen says these words to the media.

 

 

BULLDOGS STILL GRINDING: MSU marches on to SEC title game

Posted 5/26/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team continues to beat the odds. In the classic matter-of-fact manner MSU head coach John Cohen used economic logic to describe the reason his team will play for the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament championship Sunday.

 

 

MSU falls to Kentucky

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- It's almost as if Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen knew what would happen and couldn't do anything to stop it. The Bulldogs' fourth-year coach had a strange fear a loss was coming before another game against the University of Kentucky.

 

 

Grundy helps Kentucky beat MSU

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- University of Kentucky starting pitcher Jerad Grundy was on a mission Thursday afternoon. The left-hander didn't want one of his 104 pitches to cost his team, especially coming off a loss to Mississippi State University less than a week ago.

 

 

Groin injury a concern for Graveman

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The training staff for the Mississippi State University baseball team has to get to work as soon as possible.

 

 

Traina leads Alabama past Michigan

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 2 University of Alabama softball team used a two-hit pitching gem from Jackie Traina and some clutch hitting to beat the University of Michigan 4-1 Thursday in game one of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional in front of 2,475 fans at Rhoads Stadium.

 

 

LSU eliminates Ole Miss from SEC tournament

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The University of Mississippi baseball team stayed within striking distance for most of the game, but LSU used a five-run eighth inning to break the game open en route to an 11-2 victory in an elimination game on day two of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park. Jordy Snikeris homered, doubled, and drove in four runs to power LSU (43-15), which will play Mississippi State at 3 p.m. today in another elimination game.

 

 

MSU upsets No. 2 LSU to stay undefeated at SECs

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- There's one baseball team in the Southeastern Conference nobody wants to face, and nearly everybody knows that school wears maroon and white. No. 24 Mississippi State University earned its fifth victory against a top-25 opponent in its past seven days Wednesday when it upset No. 2 LSU 3-2 on day two of the SEC tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

MSU still hopes to play regional at home

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The goal for Mississippi State University baseball this week no longer is to bring a tournament championship trophy home to Starkville. The Bulldogs have higher aspirations.

 

 

MSU's Henderson steals show

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State University freshman outfielder Demarcus Henderson just wants his teammates to trust him. Henderson is pushing for that trust by making diving catches like the lay-out play he made in the seventh inning Wednesday in a 3-2 upset of No. 2 LSU.

 

 

Mayers, Huber lead Ole Miss past Arkansas

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mike Mayers pitched seven scoreless innings before giving way to Brett Huber in the University of Mississippi baseball team's 2-0 win against the University of Arkansas on Wednesday in an elimination game at the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park. The win pushed Ole Miss (35-23) into a matchup against No. 2 LSU at 9:30 a.m. today.

 

 

Michigan stands in Alabama's way

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama softball team hopes home-field advantage helps its realize its goal of getting back to the College World Series. No. 2 Alabama (53-7) will take the next step toward that goal at 7 tonight when it plays host to the University of Michigan (42-15) in the NCAA tournament's Tuscaloosa Super Regional at Rhoads Stadium.

 

 

Track teams travel to Florida

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Alabama track and field teams will begin competition today at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminaries at the University of North Florida.

 

 

Rea's blast pushes MSU past Arkansas

Posted 5/23/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- One big swing by freshman first baseman Wes Rea was all the No. 24 Mississippi State University needed Tuesday to defeat the No. 25 University of Arkansas 9-1 in its first game in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

Reed does it all for Kentucky vs. Ole Miss

Posted 5/23/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Behind freshman A.J. Reed's 5 2/3 shutout innings in his first start since April 10 and his career-best 4-for-4 day at the plate, the No. 11 University of Kentucky baseball team defeated the University of Mississippi 2-0 in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference tournament Tuesday morning at Regions Park.

 

 

Stratton will start today for MSU vs. LSU

Posted 5/23/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen must've got the look he wanted from junior right-hander Chris Stratton. Stratton will start today for MSU when it continues Southeastern Conference tournament play against top-seeded LSU. The game will start approximately 30 minutes following the completion of the elimination game between the University of Mississippi and the University of Arkansas, which starts at 9:30 a.m.

 

 

Woodruff strong on mound for Bulldogs

Posted 5/23/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- After the morning practice, Brandon Woodruff checked his phone and saw something surprising. Through Twitter, Woodruff, a freshman right-hander, learned he would start Tuesday in the Mississippi State University baseball team's first game in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

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