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Traina leads Alabama past Michigan

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 2 University of Alabama softball team used a two-hit pitching gem from Jackie Traina and some clutch hitting to beat the University of Michigan 4-1 Thursday in game one of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional in front of 2,475 fans at Rhoads Stadium.

 

 

LSU eliminates Ole Miss from SEC tournament

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The University of Mississippi baseball team stayed within striking distance for most of the game, but LSU used a five-run eighth inning to break the game open en route to an 11-2 victory in an elimination game on day two of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park. Jordy Snikeris homered, doubled, and drove in four runs to power LSU (43-15), which will play Mississippi State at 3 p.m. today in another elimination game.

 

 

MSU upsets No. 2 LSU to stay undefeated at SECs

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- There's one baseball team in the Southeastern Conference nobody wants to face, and nearly everybody knows that school wears maroon and white. No. 24 Mississippi State University earned its fifth victory against a top-25 opponent in its past seven days Wednesday when it upset No. 2 LSU 3-2 on day two of the SEC tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

MSU still hopes to play regional at home

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The goal for Mississippi State University baseball this week no longer is to bring a tournament championship trophy home to Starkville. The Bulldogs have higher aspirations.

 

 

MSU's Henderson steals show

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State University freshman outfielder Demarcus Henderson just wants his teammates to trust him. Henderson is pushing for that trust by making diving catches like the lay-out play he made in the seventh inning Wednesday in a 3-2 upset of No. 2 LSU.

 

 

Mayers, Huber lead Ole Miss past Arkansas

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mike Mayers pitched seven scoreless innings before giving way to Brett Huber in the University of Mississippi baseball team's 2-0 win against the University of Arkansas on Wednesday in an elimination game at the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park. The win pushed Ole Miss (35-23) into a matchup against No. 2 LSU at 9:30 a.m. today.

 

 

Michigan stands in Alabama's way

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama softball team hopes home-field advantage helps its realize its goal of getting back to the College World Series. No. 2 Alabama (53-7) will take the next step toward that goal at 7 tonight when it plays host to the University of Michigan (42-15) in the NCAA tournament's Tuscaloosa Super Regional at Rhoads Stadium.

 

 

Track teams travel to Florida

Posted 5/24/2012 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Alabama track and field teams will begin competition today at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminaries at the University of North Florida.

 

 

Rea's blast pushes MSU past Arkansas

Posted 5/23/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- One big swing by freshman first baseman Wes Rea was all the No. 24 Mississippi State University needed Tuesday to defeat the No. 25 University of Arkansas 9-1 in its first game in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

Reed does it all for Kentucky vs. Ole Miss

Posted 5/23/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Behind freshman A.J. Reed's 5 2/3 shutout innings in his first start since April 10 and his career-best 4-for-4 day at the plate, the No. 11 University of Kentucky baseball team defeated the University of Mississippi 2-0 in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference tournament Tuesday morning at Regions Park.

 

 

Stratton will start today for MSU vs. LSU

Posted 5/23/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen must've got the look he wanted from junior right-hander Chris Stratton. Stratton will start today for MSU when it continues Southeastern Conference tournament play against top-seeded LSU. The game will start approximately 30 minutes following the completion of the elimination game between the University of Mississippi and the University of Arkansas, which starts at 9:30 a.m.

 

 

Woodruff strong on mound for Bulldogs

Posted 5/23/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- After the morning practice, Brandon Woodruff checked his phone and saw something surprising. Through Twitter, Woodruff, a freshman right-hander, learned he would start Tuesday in the Mississippi State University baseball team's first game in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

Each team approaching pitching ace situation differently

Posted 5/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen is usually coy about his starting pitching situation when given the chance.

 

 

BULLDOGS RIDING HIGH: MSU ready for SEC Tournament

Posted 5/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball team isn't interested in leaving Regions Park in Hoover shaking their heads like last year.

 

 

Alabama softball feeling Super

Posted 5/21/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 2 University of Alabama softball team claimed its eighth straight NCAA first-round regional title Sunday with a 6-0 victory against the University of South Alabama at Rhoads Stadium.

 

 

Sanders relishes role at Union

Posted 5/20/2012 in College Sports

DeShuni Sanders thought her path had been set.

 

 

MSU shortstop Frazier gets nod for international play with Team USA

Posted 5/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Minutes after completing a three-game sweep of No. 4 Kentucky, Mississippi State University shortstop Adam Frazier was notified Saturday he was selected to play for the Team USA summer collegiate team.

 

 

Bulldogs sweep Cats out of title

Posted 5/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball John Cohen made sure Sunday he was still the only skipper in the history of University of Kentucky to win a Southeastern Conference championship.

 

 

Ray ready to assume marketing role for himself, MSU basketball

Posted 5/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray knows what people are saying about him.

 

 

MSU baseball follows script to beat No. 6 Kentucky

Posted 5/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On opening night of its regular-season finale series, the Mississippi State University baseball team followed the script perfectly. MSU received great pitching, timely hitting, a strong bullpen effort, and displayed the small-ball fundamentals in a 3-1 victory against the No. 6 University of Kentucky on Thursday at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

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