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Loose MSU ready to take on Florida

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Clutch" plays are at a premium in the postseason. The difference between advancing and going home often comes down to a two-out hit or a defensive play that saves a run.

 

 

Bulldogs place three on All-SEC baseball teams

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Mississippi State baseball team placed three players on the 2011 All-Southeastern Conference baseball teams, while the University of Mississippi and the University of Alabama each placed a player on the second team, the league announced Tuesday.

 

 

Trio of teams favored at SEC tournament

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

The University of Florida has the power. Vanderbilt University has the pitching. South Carolina has the swagger.

 

 

Florida uncertain about Game 1 starter vs. MSU

Posted 5/24/2011 in College Sports

While Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen decided Monday on his Game 1 starter for the Southeastern Conference tournament, University of Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan still is unsure. One thing's certain: Florida's pitcher Wednesday won't be one of its three weekend starters.

 

 

Mitchell will take center stage for MSU

Posted 5/24/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Evan Mitchell's last start for the Mississippi State baseball team was one to forget. The freshman right-hander gave up two runs on two hits in 2/3 of an inning against the University of Arkansas on April 17. On Wednesday, Mitchell will start for sixth-seeded MSU against the third-seeded University of Florida in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. The game will be the second of the day and will start at approximately 1 p.m. (CSS).

 

 

Alabama softball team advances to Super Regionals

Posted 5/23/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama softball team claimed the Tuscaloosa Regional championship with an 11-2 victory against Chattanooga on Sunday at Rhoads Stadium. Alabama (49-8) has won 23 straight at home and seven straight NCAA regional titles.

 

 

Despite losing series to Tigers, MSU baseball heading to SEC Tournament

Posted 5/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It wasn't the way they wanted to close the regular season, but the Mississippi State Bulldogs are going to the Southeastern Conference tournament.

 

 

LSU pounds MSU in opener

Posted 5/20/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has his way, senior Wes Thigpen will wake up this morning oblivious to Thursday night's humiliation, a 17-1 loss to Louisiana State that will be remembered as one of the most lopsided home losses in recent memory.

 

 

Strong pitching lifts Ole Miss past Arkansas

Posted 5/20/2011 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Matt Crouse and Jake Morgan combined for a strong effort on the mound, and Matt Tracy's sacrifice fly provided the winning margin Thursday to lead the University of Mississippi baseball team to a 2-1 victory against the University of Arkansas in a Southeastern Conference game at Baum Stadium.

 

 

Kilcrease, Alabama clinch spot in SEC tournament

Posted 5/20/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Senior right hander Nathan Kilcrease pitched a complete-game five-hitter Thursday night to lead the University of Alabama baseball team to a 2-1 victory against the No. 2 University of South Carolina at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

 

 

MSU doesn't renew contract of Miller

Posted 5/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State softball team's decline in performance was noticeable in recent seasons. The team went just 78-89 in the past three seasons after going to the NCAA tournament in five of coach Jay Miller's first six seasons. On Wednesday, Miller found out he'd be looking for a new job.

 

 

Ogden plays through injury to lead MSU

Posted 5/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There was a point in the season when Mississippi State shortstop Jonathan Ogden led the Southeastern Conference in errors. His struggles in the field were surprising considering MSU coach John Cohen's constant affirmation of his senior shortstop's defensive prowess and reputation as the team's best defender.

 

 

LSU will play key role on SEC's final regular-season weekend

Posted 5/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Louisiana State baseball team's 11-16 record in the Southeastern Conference record doesn't reflect how dangerous a threat it poses to Mississippi State's chances of winning the Western Division title or making the SEC tournament. The Tigers (34-19) enter tonight's final SEC regular-season series last in the Western Division, but they have won four in a row and are just two games out of first place. First-pitch for Game 1 is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CSS) at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

MSU stadium expansion could move forward today

Posted 5/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State will take a significant step in expanding Davis Wade Stadium today when the state Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning considers approval of the proposed $80 million project.

 

 

MSU baseball beats Memphis

Posted 5/18/2011 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Mississippi State baseball team dialed long distance Tuesday to knock off Memphis 8-3 at AutoZone Park in its final non-conference game of the regular season.

 

 

Ole Miss baseball beats Southeast Missouri State

Posted 5/18/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Senior outfielder Matt Smith returned to the lineup Tuesday night just 12 days after surgery for a broken hand and went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored to help the University of Mississippi baseball team beat Southeast Missouri State 10-6.

 

 

MSU wants to control its course

Posted 5/17/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Entering the last week of the regular season, the Mississippi State baseball team has a chance to win a division title or to be left out of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

 

 

Alabama rallies to beat Auburn

Posted 5/16/2011 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- The University of Alabama baseball team used a three-run ninth inning to post a 7-6 win against Auburn University on Sunday in the final game of a three-game series at Plainsman Park.

 

 

Wright helps Ole Miss end MSU's streaks

Posted 5/14/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi baseball team used a six-run first inning and then rode the pitching of Austin Wright on Saturday to earn a 12-3 victory against Mississippi State at Oxford-University Stadium. The victory helped Ole Miss improve to 28-23 and 12-15 in the Southeastern Conference. It also enabled the Rebels to snap the Bulldogs' eight-game winning streak and beat them for the first time this season.

 

 

MSU coach Schmidt expected to have bypass surgery

Posted 5/14/2011 in College Sports

Mississippi State Director of Track and Field Al Schmidt is expected to have bypass surgery Monday after being hospitalized at Athens Regional Medical Center on Thursday.

 

 

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