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No. 4 national seed LSU ends MSU's season

Posted 6/12/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The final salute to Josh Lovelady began early Monday morning. The Mississippi State baseball team's senior catcher turned to the dugout after a ninth-inning popout marked his final at-bat as a Bulldog. As the remaining MSU fans at Alex Box Stadium gave Lovelady a standing ovation, a line of Bulldogs greeted him when he returned to the dugout. Lovelady shared his most emphatic embrace with classmate Cody Brown.

 

Rooker hopes to be selected tonight in first round of MLB draft

Posted 6/12/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The fruits of Brent Rooker's labors are expected to come tonight. The Mississippi State baseball team's first baseman is expected to hear his name called in the first two rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, which will begin tonight. More MSU players are expected to be selected in rounds 3-10 Tuesday and 11-40 Wednesday, but Rooker, a redshirt junior, is the most likely to get offered enough money to leave school early.

 

 

Lange gives MSU chance in first inning

Posted 6/11/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alex Lange gave the Mississippi State baseball team an opportunity in the first inning Saturday night.

 

MSU bullpen falters late in super regional loss at LSU

Posted 6/10/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Mississippi State could only avoid LSU's slugging right fielder Greg Deichmann for so long.

 

Cannizaro's changes spark MSU

Posted 6/9/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro hasn't hesitated to experiment in his first year as Mississippi State's baseball coach. His willingness to try something different knows no limits, whether it means shifting pitchers from the starting rotation to the bullpen or moving Cody Brown to another position on the field.

 

 

Rooker adds more honors to resume

Posted 6/9/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Auburn coach Butch Thompson only needed to see the Mississippi State baseball team in person to determine the reason for its success. After the Tigers met the Bulldogs in a three-game series in April, Thompson listed those reasons, including the most obvious.

 

 

MSU's Price will compete for NCAA title

Posted 6/9/2017 in College Sports

EUGENE, Oregon -- After redshirting the 2016 season, Rhianwedd Price, the champion in the 1,500 meters in 2015, will look to defend her crown in Saturday's final at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship

 

 

Confidence key to MacNamee's production

Posted 6/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Talent never was the question for Elijah MacNamee. The only unknown was when he would realize his potential.

 

 

MSU signee Bibby will play for Australian U-19 team

Posted 6/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's basketball signee Chloe Bibby will play for the Australia Under-19 National Team for the FIBA World Cup.

 

 

MSU's Quijera finishes second in javeln

Posted 6/8/2017 in College Sports

EUGENE, Oregon -- Nicolas Quijera put forth the best performance of his career in front of a national television audience Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Oregon's Historic Hayward Field.

 

 

Recruiting will be backbone for Smith's golf program at Mississippi State

Posted 6/6/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Minutes after being introduced as Mississippi State's new men's golf coach, Dusty Smith laid out his top priorities: Recruit. Recruit. Recruit.

 

 

Rooker provides spark as MSU wins Hattiesburg Regional

Posted 6/6/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Brent Rooker might be college baseball's best hitter.

 

 

Billingsley delivers best outing of season to keep MSU alive

Posted 6/6/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Jacob Billingsley was in a tough spot.

 

 

Alabama introduces Bohannon as new baseball coach

Posted 6/6/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne introduced Brad Bohannon as the school's new head baseball coach Monday morning at a news conference in the Mal M. Moore Athletics Facility.

 

 

Home runs, timely pitching lead MSU past South Alabama

Posted 6/5/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Late-inning pitching and home runs have been elusive for the Mississippi State baseball team at times, especially in the final weeks of the season. MSU delivered those elements in timely fashion Sunday night to secure a chance to play for the title of the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional.

 

 

Cannizaro's defensive alignment saves run

Posted 6/5/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- South Alabama baseball coach Mark Calvi didn't hesitate to credit Mississippi State's Andy Cannizaro. Faced with an opportunity to keep the game scoreless, Cannizaro opted to take an unorthodox risk in the bottom of the first inning of his team's elimination game against USA on Sunday night in the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional.

 

 

Arkansas needs six hours to rally past Missouri State

Posted 6/5/2017 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Jared Gates hit a two-run home run to cap a four-run, eighth-inning rally that kept the No. 1 seed and No. 11 Arkansas baseball team alive with an 11-10 victory against No. 2 seed Missouri State in the NCAA tournament's Fayetteville Regional.

 

 

Pilkington helps keep MSU's season alive

Posted 6/4/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- The Mississippi State baseball team's season isn't over yet. Konnor Pilkington pitched into the eighth inning and allowed only one run Sunday to lead No. 2 seed and No. 20 MSU to a 5-4 victory against No. 4 seed Illinois-Chicago in an elimination game in the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional at Pete Taylor Park.

 

MSU baseball drops regional opener to South Alabama; watches rain Saturday

Posted 6/3/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Among his Southeastern Conference coaching brethren, Andy Cannizaro was not alone in using someone other than his best arm to start the NCAA Tournament.

Rain makes Bulldogs wait another day

Posted 6/3/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Mississippi State has to wait another day to fight for its season.

 

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