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Next year's Bulldogs will boast deep junior class

Posted 6/22/2019 in College Sports

Jordan Westburg sat at his locker and stared into space. Just minutes after the Mississippi State baseball team fell to Louisville 4-3 in Thursday's College World Series elimination game, the sophomore shortstop's face bore a ghostly look as if trying to reconcile what had transpired over the final two innings of the contest.

 

Ben Portnoy: An ode to Omaha

Posted 6/22/2019 in College Sports

As I sat in the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport between flights back to Starkville, I couldn't help but reflect on the past week's festivities.

 

Louisville uses walk-off single to upend State in Omaha

Posted 6/21/2019 in College Sports

The joy and jubilation of victory and the pain and agony of defeat directly converged in the outfield of TD Ameritrade Park Thursday night. I

 

Ginn, Skelton superb in MSU loss

Posted 6/21/2019 in College Sports

--Mississippi State freshman JT Ginn looked into his cap.

 

Spurs take Weatherspoon with 49th pick

Posted 6/21/2019 in College Sports

Former Mississippi State guard Quinndary Weatherspoon has learned his post-graduation plans.

 

MSU remains confident heading into elimination game

Posted 6/20/2019 in College Sports

There was a somber tone to the Mississippi State locker room Wednesday afternoon. Just minutes after falling 6-3 to second-seeded Vanderbilt in the College World Series, there was a visible irritation in the eyes of players around the space -- a staunch contrast from the jubilation and joy following Sunday's walk-off win over Auburn.

 

'Let's meet in Omaha': Lemonis faces college roommate, former coaching colleague in elimination game tonight

Posted 6/20/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chris Lemonis can still remember the humid South Carolina air. It was 1989. Air conditioning units still hadn't made their way to The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.

 

Adventures of the 'Baseball Brit': Mellows takes in Omaha on his quest to see 162 baseball games this year

Posted 6/19/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Joey Mellows started Sunday morning in Denver, Colorado. For two days he watched the Colorado Rockies take on the San Diego Padres play baseball at Coors Field. His immediate plan was not quite set. Rumblings on Twitter had brought mentions of Omaha, Nebraska, and the College World Series.

 

Rain delays MSU baseball tilt versus Vandy to this afternoon

Posted 6/19/2019 in College Sports

There was no Mississippi State baseball Tuesday. Official word came around 3:45 p.m. that No. 6 MSU's winners bracket matchup against No. 2 seed Vanderbilt (55-11) had been moved to today at 2 p.m. at TD Ameritrade Park.

 

MSU-Vanderbilt College World Series game postponed

Posted 6/18/2019 in College Sports

MSU and Vanderbilt will now play Wednesday at 1 p.m.

 

Bulldogs staying loose before showdown with Vandy

Posted 6/18/2019 in College Sports

Standing in the shallow outfield grass just beyond shortstop at the Creighton University practice facility, MSU head baseball coach Chris Lemonis shouted across the diamond at sophomore first baseman Tanner Allen. "Tanner you better work on that range," Lemonis barked toward Allen.

 

'Living their best lives': Gautreau boys, with Darth Vader toy in-hand, happily add to State's luck in Omaha

Posted 6/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It started as a ploy from Tom Gautreau. Serving as an affront in the Starkville Regional to Central Michigan's dugout antics -- which included a Yoda mask -- the uncle of MSU assistant baseball coach Jake Gautreau decided to bring the Bulldogs their own Star Wars themed prop.

 

Small breaks MSU single-season strikeout record

Posted 6/17/2019 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Ahead of Sunday's wild win over Auburn, redshirt junior Ethan Small received a text message.

 

Bulldogs earn 28th comeback win of season; move to CWS winner's bracket

Posted 6/17/2019 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Marshall Gilbert is a man of routine. Before every game he inscribes "daWgs" -- the "W" meaning "win" -- into the dirt behind third base. In each at-bat, he peers toward the left field foul pole before settling into the batter's box.

 

Black magic: MSU's wild, ninth-inning comeback gives team 10-0 record this season in 'Nickelblack' jerseys

Posted 6/17/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Baseball is a game of superstition. Senior center fielder Jake Mangum is chief among those players who believe in such things. With a 9-0 record in the all-black "Nickelblack" uniforms entering the College World Series, Mangum pleaded with redshirt junior and Game 1 starter Ethan Small to don the jerseys Sunday.

 

Defense is key for State in TD Ameritrade's tricky environment

Posted 6/15/2019 in College Sports

Standing in right field during last season's College World Series matchup with North Carolina, senior outfielder Elijah MacNamee charged toward the infield.

 

Forever a Mississippi man: Aberdeen native, former MSU assistant leads Auburn against his former team in Omaha

Posted 6/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Butch Thompson had made up his mind. After spending four years as an assistant baseball coach at Georgia and another three at Auburn, Thompson, an Aberdeen native, had decided to join the Division I head coaching ranks at High Point University in North Carolina ahead of the 2009 season.

 

MSU not looking for moral victories at CWS

Posted 6/14/2019 in College Sports

Elijah MacNamee sat at the foot of his locker at TD Ameritrade Park with a somber look on his face. Minutes earlier, Mississippi State had been eliminated from the 2018 College World Series by way of a 5-2 defeat to eventual national champion Oregon State.

 

Breaking down the bracket

Posted 6/14/2019 in College Sports

For the second time in as many years, Mississippi State baseball team is heading to the College World Series. After dispatching of Southern University, Central Michigan and Miami in the Starkville Regional, MSU swept Stanford in the Super Regional to reach Omaha.

 

Three Bulldog hitters who have suffered inconsistency this season are surging into CWS

Posted 6/13/2019 in College Sports

Elijah MacNamee is no longer allowed to openly admire his super regional handiwork -- at least not until his team's run in College World Series is complete.

 

 

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