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.
The University of Florida has the power. Vanderbilt University has the pitching. South Carolina has the swagger.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE -- A lawsuit field Wednesday on behalf of former Mississippi State pitcher Forrest Moore claims MSU baseball coach John Cohen and MSU mishandled an injury and damaged his chances for a career as a professional baseball player. The 17-page document filed with Oktibbeha County Court obtained by The Dispatch also names MSU Senior Associate A.D./Media Relations, Corporate Development Mike Nemeth in the suit.
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