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Ole Miss softball needs one win to reach super regionals

Posted 5/20/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Another stellar performance from Kaitlin Lee and a string of three extra-base hits lifted the No. 13 Ole Miss softball team to a 2-0 victory against No. 22 Arizona State on Saturday afternoon in the winners' bracket game of the NCAA tournament's Oxford Regional before a crowd of 1,539, the second largest in school history.



Southern Mississippi sweeps UTSA

Posted 5/20/2017 in College Sports

SAN ANTONIO -- The No. 18 Southern Mississippi baseball team capped a 4-0 week that extended its winning streak to a program-record 14 games Friday with a doubleheader sweep of Texas-San Antonio at Roadrunner Field.



No. 5 LSU sweeps No. 8 MSU

Posted 5/20/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 8 Mississippi State baseball team's fate as the No. 5 seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament was settled before it took the field Saturday against No. 5 LSU after a three-hour rain delay.



First-inning home run not enough as MSU falls to LSU

Posted 5/19/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Opportunities to score on LSU starting pitcher Alex Lange have been rare for the entire Southeastern Conference this season. Mississippi State had plenty on Thursday night, but none of them came to fruition.



Notebook: Bulldogs still fighting for Western Division title

Posted 5/19/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- All is not lost. That is the message from all corners of the Mississippi State baseball program after Thursday night's 3-1 loss to LSU (37-17, 19-9 Southeastern Conference).



Cannizaro's connections to Louisiana add intrigue to series

Posted 5/18/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If only he had played a stint with the New Orleans Baby Cakes, Andy Cannizaro would have Louisianan influences at all levels of his baseball career. Still, removed from his home state, Cannizaro knows what this weekend means for the state's baseball community.



MSU has knack for rallying from deficits

Posted 5/18/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On Feb. 19, the Mississippi State baseball team rallied to beat Western Illinois and Texas Tech in a doubleheader at Dudy Noble Field. Little did the Bulldogs know they were setting the tone for the season.



MSU softball set to face No. 21 BYU in NCAA regional

Posted 5/18/2017 in College Sports

SALT LAKE CITY -- The third-seeded Mississippi State softball team will take on No. 21 and second-seeded BYU at 5 p.m. today (ESPN3) in its first game at the NCAA tournament's Salt Lake City Regional at the Dumke Family Softball Stadium.



MSU's Pichaikool ties for 35th; Ole Miss, Alabama qualify for NCAA Championship

Posted 5/18/2017 in College Sports

Mississippi State freshman Peng Pichaikool shot his best round of the NCAA Division I men's golf regionals Wednesday, while the Ole Miss and Alabama men's teams qualified for the NCAA Men's Golf National Championship.


MSU scores late to beat Troy in final non-conference game

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro has been eyeing a lineup change for a couple of weeks now. The only thing keeping him from pulling the trigger was Jake Mangum's broken hand.

Cohen updates Starkville Rotarians about MSU

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Self-deprecation wasn't in the job description for John Cohen's new role as Mississippi State director of athletics, but he mastered it anyway.


MSU's Rooker finalist for Ferriss Trophy

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Mississippi State redshirt junior Brent Rooker was selected Monday as a finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which is awarded annually to the top college baseball player in Mississippi. The other finalists are Southern Mississippi's Taylor Braley, Matt Wallner, and Dylan Burdeaux and Delta State's Zach Shannon.



SEC coaches eager to see effects of early signing period

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

Southeastern Conference coaches are eager to see the impact an early signing period will have on recruiting, even though a number of them were against the change.



SEC flexes its muscle with 13 teams in NCAA tournament

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The national championship hopes of every softball team in the Southeastern Conference remain very much alive heading into the NCAA tournament. All 13 SEC programs earned NCAA berths, a list headed by No. 1 overall seed Florida as it chases its third national title in four seasons.



No. 6 MSU baseball team loses to Georgia

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- The No. 6 Mississippi State baseball team couldn't recover from a two-run home run in the first inning en route to a 4-1 loss to Georgia on Sunday afternoon at Foley Field.



Golsan leads Ole Miss past Texas A&M

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ryan Olenek and former New Hope High School standout Will Golsan had three hits Sunday to lead the Ole Miss baseball team to a 6-3 victory against No. 20 Texas A&M at Swayze Field. The victory helped the Rebels (31-21, 13-14 Southeastern Conference) secure their fifth series victory against a ranked team. They also finished the 2017 regular season home slate with a 24-8 record.



Ole Miss, Alabama part of record SEC group in NCAA tournament

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Buoyed by the Ole Miss softball team's first Southeastern Conference tournament title, the SEC earned a record 13 bids to the NCAA Division I Softball Championship.



MSU softball will play BYU in NCAA tournament

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Last August, Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman was encouraged because her senior class wanted to leave a legacy. The legacy was fulfilled Sunday night as MSU returned to NCAA tournament regional play with a berth in the Salt Lake City Regional. No. 3 seed MSU (36-20) will face No. 2 seed BYU (44-11) at 5 p.m. Thursday at Dumke Family Softball Stadium on the University of Utah campus.



Southern Miss clinches Conference USA regular-season title

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- The No. 19 Southern Mississippi baseball team used a solid pitching performance from Taylor Braley and three hits from Tracy Hadley to beat Alabama-Birmingham 8-0 Sunday at Pete Taylor Park.



Pichaikool enjoys first season with MSU golf team

Posted 5/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Peng Pichaikool was given no welcoming period to collegiate golf. The average student that enters universities in the fall can compete in limited fall tournaments, doing so knowing the championship season isn't until the spring.



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