Articles by Matthew Stevens
STARKVILLE– Asked to pick the one relief pitcher he would prefer being taken out of the game for, Ross Mitchell knew immediately his answer.
STARKVILLE– Two things Darryl Wilson loves are basketball and Starkville, Mississippi.
STARKVILLE– Mississippi State coach John Cohen described the theme of the Lafayette Regional in the first eight words he spoke Monday.
STARKVILLE– Been there, done that.
HOOVER, Ala. — Game over have been the words that have been synonymous with Jonathan Holder coming out of the bullpen.
For the school’s all-time leader in saves, his appearance normally has meant everybody in the Mississippi State baseball team’s dugout and all of the team’s fans felt the game was soon to be another win for the Bulldogs. After suffering his first consecutive blown saves of the season at the Southeastern Conference tournament, Holder will try to regain that aura of invincibility this week as MSU prepares for the NCAA tournament Regionals.
HOOVER, Ala. — Less than 24 hours after a crushing 12-inning loss, the No. 18 and fifth-seeded Mississippi State baseball team couldn’t regroup in an elimination game against one of the nation’s top teams.
HOOVER, Ala. — The ninth-seeded Kentucky baseball team proved size matters Thursday in its 12-inning victory against No. 18 and fifth-seeded Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.
HOOVER, Ala. — Brett Pirtle looked at amazement at the scoreboard.
“Did I think we’d win 12-0 and get a run rule? No,” Pirtle said. “It was good to see the bats get going, but you can’t ever expect to show up at the ballpark and do this to a great team.”
HOOVER, Ala. — Jacob Lindgren promised his coaches Wednesday he’d give them a signal if he was able to pitch.
It must have been one heck of a signal.
HOOVER, Ala. — Asked how he suddenly managed to become a significant pitching factor for Mississippi State and Lucas Laster just smiles.
HOOVER, Ala. — One pitch.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State women’s golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm was asked what she thought it would mean to the program by making back-to-back NCAA Championships.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Before the 2014 season started, Mississippi State fans, coaches and even probably players would’ve gambled everything on the situation they had in both the sixth and eighth innings.
OXFORD — It would just serve to reason New Hope High School senior Taylor Stafford would make fans of rival Oxford miserable.
STARKVILLE — The Starkville High School football team sent a message Thursday to the state of Mississippi that it is the team to beat after an easy victory against Class 6A power Brandon.
STARKVILLE — After going through a season last year when his defense had difficulty stopping anybody, West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless was pleased with how that unit performed in its first audition for the 2014 season.
STARKVILLE –Clay Homan goes into today’s NCAA Regionals with the maturity of four seniors.
STARKVILLE — Ji Eun Baik had a one-word answer to Mississippi State women’s golf making its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships.
STARKVILLE — While sitting around in meetings during the middle of this season, Mississippi State pitching coach Butch Thompson brought up the idea of giving Lucas Laster more innings and opportunities
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State associate head coach/pitching coach Butch Thompson is going to have a hard time convincing fans the way he uses his bullpen is still unconventional.
But Thompson also doesn’t need to encourage fans his philosophy works, either. No. 20 MSU (33-19, 16-11 Southeastern Conference) will have to find ways to win games in the next few weeks with a pitching staff that has once again been built from the back end.