OMAHA, Neb. -- The beauty of the day between each game of the double elimination portion of the College World Series is the rest time built in for pitching staffs. North Carolina won't feel that benefit for a while.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Luke Alexander is capable of delivering a big hit against an opponent other than Ole Miss. On Saturday, Alexander's double scored second baseman Hunter Stovall from second base in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Mississippi State baseball team to a 1-0 victory against Washington in Game 2 of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Van Johnson knows the feeling of being dead in the water. Johnson also knows the feeling of rising above it, which means he can relate to every step the members of the Mississippi State baseball team have taken this season on the road to the College World Series.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State interim baseball coach Gary Henderson was named Saturday the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Coach of the Year.
STARKVILLE -- Cole Gordon has had plenty of frustrating moments. The junior pitcher from Tampa could have fallen into an extended rut after his earned run average climbed above 6.00 following an outing in which he surrendered five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings in a 10-1 loss to Vanderbilt on March 17.
STARKVILLE -- There is no reason to sugarcoat things now, so Zach Neff won't: his numbers at Austin Peay were not good.
STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson doesn't project any regional bias to play out in the College World Series.
STARKVILLE -- A familiar face is returning to the Mississippi State women's basketball sideline, as Elena Lovato is re-joining the program as assistant coach.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jake Mangum delayed his dream of playing professional baseball for an opportunity to play in the College World Series. When the Mississippi State junior center fielder finally secured a trip to Omaha, Nebraska, early Monday morning, Mangum couldn't believe it.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jake Mangum, Luke Alexander, and Keegan James played key roles in the Mississippi State baseball team's biggest victory of the season.
The details will never be lost on Gary Henderson.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State baseball team is going back to Omaha. Tanner Allen had an RBI double and Luke Alexander added a two-run bloop single to right field in a four-run 11th inning early Monday morning to lead MSU to a 10-6 victory against Vanderbilt in Game 3 of the NCAA tournament Nashville Super Regional at Hawkins Field. MSU (37-27) will face Washington, which defeated Cal State Fullerton 6-5 in walk-off fashion in the 10th inning, in its first game of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The time and date for the game will be announced. The Bulldogs secured the first of three berths in the College World Series for the Southeastern Conference. Auburn will take on Florida and South Carolina will face Arkansas on Monday in Game 3 of those best-of-three Super Regionals.
NASHVILLE -- Vanderbilt repaid the favor.
NASHVILLE -- Contrary to recent evidence, Elijah MacNamee is not predisposed to the moments he's been granted in the NCAA tournament, the same pressure-laden moments he lives for.
NASHVILLE -- The ceremonial hanging of K banners, celebrating each strikeout for the home pitcher, takes place outside of Vanderbilt's Hawkins Field, hanging over the top level of a parking garage just outside of right field.
NASHVILLE -- Jake Mangum's reputation as a hit artist spent two years as well established and a third in a growth period, as his junior season has seen him add a power streak, one that's been projected by some but seen live by none. The junior from Pearl who used to live off of singles, some of them of the bunting variety, has now added the ability to spray doubles on command and even hit the occasional home run.
NASHVILLE -- Elijah MacNamee's home run trots are getting slower these days. He's becoming more used to this event.
EUGENE, Ore. -- Ole Miss senior Janeah Stewart won the hammer throw with a mark of 72.92 meters (239 feet, 3 inches) Thursday on the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
NASHVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team was hammering Oklahoma on Sunday in an elimination game to force a winner-take-all Game 7 to decide the NCAA tournament's Tallahassee Regional.
NASHVILLE -- The nightmare Ethan Small is living was born out of a Monday night dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
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