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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.

 

 

Self keeping it simple, having success

Posted 5/12/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Batters who swing and miss at the first pitch from Riley Self don't have to wait long to see the same thing again. At that point, they've already seen his one pitch. As a freshman, Self has developed into one of Mississippi State's most effective relievers while throwing only a cutter. In going the final 3 1/3 innings to get the win last weekend at Texas A&M, all 51 pitches of Self's pitches were cutters.

 

 

Ole Miss upsets Florida in SEC quarterfinals

Posted 5/12/2017 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Kaitlin Lee threw her eighth shutout of the season, a two-hit gem that lifted the No. 8 seed and No. 19 Ole Miss softball team to a 2-0 victory against No. 1 seed and top-ranked Florida in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.

 

 

Hemphill's home run lifts Alabama past Texas A&M

Posted 5/12/2017 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A solo home run by Bailey Hemphill in the 10th inning Thursday lifted the No. 5 seed and No. 15 Alabama softball team to a 2-1 victory against No. 4 seed and No. 11 Texas A&M in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference at Sherri Lee Parker Field.

 

 

MSU men's track and field team scores in javelin at SEC meet

Posted 5/12/2017 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, SC. -- With finishes of fourth and sixth in the javelin, Curtis Thompson and Nicolas Quijera scored eight points for the Mississippi State men's track and field team Thursday on Day 1 of the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships at the Sheila and Morris Cregger Track.

 

 

Louisiana's Sanders earns place on softball's top-10 list

Posted 5/11/2017 in College Sports

Michael Lotief loves the long ball. In 2006, the Louisiana softball coach's hitting system yielded the first 100-home run season in school history (102). Danyele Gomez, Ashley Evans, and Lacey Bertucci ranked in the top 10 of all NCAA Division I hitters.

 

 

Women's tennis team leads MSU teams in APR

Posted 5/11/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Each of Mississippi State's varsity sports have excelled in the NCAA's annual report of Academic Progress Rates (APR), the association announced Wednesday afternoon. In the latest multi-year rate, the women's tennis team led the way with a perfect 1,000 APR. The men's golf paced all men's teams with a mark of 988.

 

 

McQuary carves out spot in MSU's weekend rotation

Posted 5/11/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Denver McQuary has the talent to become a consistent starting pitcher in the Southeastern Conference. But the right-hander from Houston lacked the confidence to realize that potential early in his freshman season with the Mississippi State baseball team.

 

 

Lee, Ole Miss edge Mississippi State

Posted 5/11/2017 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Junior right-hander Kaitlin Lee threw a complete-game five-hitter Wednesday to lead the No. 8 seed and No. 18 Ole Miss softball team to a 2-1 victory against No. 9 seed Mississippi State in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.

 

 

LSU, Kentucky, Alabama advance at SEC tournament

Posted 5/11/2017 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The No. 6 seed LSU softball team beat No. 11 seed Missouri 6-5 on Wednesday night in the final game of the first day of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.

 

 

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