Andy Kirk didn't know what to expect from Kristyn Atkins and Anna Holley. On one hand he had a pitcher who was coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum in her shoulder. On the other hand the first-year Itawamba Community College softball coach had a high school standout who was recruited to be an infielder win the starting job as catcher.
PEARL -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen said his team needed to make it easier to manufacture runs. It can't get much easier than hitting the ball over the fence.
PEARL -- Nick Routt knew he wouldn't have any excuses if he didn't perform Tuesday night after a long layoff.
SCOOBA -- Kate Neely and the East Mississippi Community softball team are ready for a clean slate. The EMCC coach and the Lions will get just that Thursday when they will take on fifth-ranked Jones Junior College (36-7, 22-2 MACJC South Division) at 2 p.m. in the opening round of the MACJC state tournament. The eight-team, single-elimination tournament will run through Friday at Itawamba C.C. in Fulton.
Johnny Fisher has made a lot of decisions in his life.
STARKVILLE - While most Mississippi State University students have already started planning for next week's final examinations, the softball team is getting geared up for a busy of week of competition.
STARKVILLE -- This is the point in which freshman are supposed to figure out how to perform at this new level of competition.
STARKVILLE -- A Super Bulldog Weekend that began Thursday with the Mississippi State University baseball team winning in walk-off fashion ended Sunday afternoon with the MSU softball team doing the same thing.
OXFORD -- After taking the first two games of the weekend series, the No. 22 University of Mississippi baseball team missed a chance for a sweep Sunday, losing to the No. 15 University of Arkansas 11-3.
STARKVILLE -- While the concept of a difference-maker is thrown around loosely in big-time college football, two Mississippi State University receivers showed the potential Saturday to earn that billing. Sophomore athlete Jameon Lewis and freshman wide receiver Joe Morrow made a instant impact on MSU's passing game in the annual Maroon-White spring game.
STARKVILLE -- It's a well-known fact the Mississippi State baseball team has walked away from Southeastern Conference weekends thinking it could've won one or two more games. This wasn't one of those weekends.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's tennis coach Per Nilsson has many reasons to be unhappy this weekend.
STARKVILLE -- For most of the spring season, Mississippi State University defensive tackle Quay Evans has been in the learning stage.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University softball player Sam Lenahan talked earlier in the week about her desire to attend lots of Super Bulldog Weekend activities.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University softball coach Vann Stuedeman has approached her first job as a head coach as part coach, part promoter. On Saturday, both parts worked out pretty well.
OXFORD -- The M-Club Alumni Chapter honored several members of 2011-12 University of Mississippi squads Saturday with Spring Awards as part of the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl festivities.
OXFORD -- First-year University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze said all spring Barry Brunetti has the slight advantage in the team's quarterback race. But Bo Wallace is giving Freeze reason to change his thinking. Wallace was 16 of 26 for 240 yards with two touchdowns and an interception to lead the Red team to a 24-23 overtime victory against the Blue team Saturday in the Grove Bowl at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- A long-standing tradition at Mississippi State University is the player voted pitcher of the week gets to park in a spot roughly 30 feet from the Dudy Noble Field playing surface.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Dan Mullen feels the most important aspect to spring football practice is it is filmed from start to finish.
STARKVILLE -- Luis Pollorena doesn't do running drills in practice, but the senior pitcher relishes any chance he gets to run the bases.
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