A group of men sat under the awning of an RV parked south of Dudy Noble Field, snacking, having a few adult beverages and listening to the radio as Arkansas laid the wood to Ole Miss, which met their approval, rivalries being what they are.
Redshirt junior Ethan Small let out a roar. Leaping off the mound at a sold out Dudy Noble Field, Small had just fanned Stanford designated hitter Will Matthiessen. With a confident strut and his head slightly tilted downward, he headed to the dugout one final time.
The No. 5 overall seed Arkansas Razorbacks owned the day at Baum-Walker Stadium, taking Game 1 of the NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional, 11-2, over the No. 12 seed Ole Miss Rebels.
STARKVILLE -- Dustin Skelton had a battle on his hands.
The Starkville Super Regional is set. With No. 11 national seed Stanford (45-12) and No. 6 national seed Mississippi State (49-13) set for Game 1 of the NCAA tournament's Starkville Super Regional at 2 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2), this breakdown of the Stanford pitching staff serves as the final installment of a position-by-position breakdown of the Cardinal.
The Mississippi State baseball team was riding high following a series sweep against Georgia in late April. The Bulldogs had just scored 34 runs against the No. 3 team in the country. But while the offense thrived, the bullpen faltered.
After a standout first season on the mound for the Mississippi State baseball program, freshman JT Ginn was named co-National Freshman Pitcher of the Year and a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Magazine on Wednesday.
Four more members of the Ole Miss baseball team were selected Wednesday on the final day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft.
Three days of sitting, hoping and praying is over. In all, 11 Mississippi State baseball players and four signees were selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft that concluded Wednesday afternoon.
Mississippi State made history on Wednesday night at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, as sophomore Anderson Peters defended his national title in the javelin and led his teammates to the first sweep of the podium since 1964.
Mississippi State senior center Darryl Williams and junior cornerback Cameron Dantzler were named Wednesday to the Lindy's Sports Preseason All-America Second Team.
The Southeastern Conference has a new bowl slate. The conference announced six-year agreements with 10 postseason bowls Tuesday. Now included on the docket are the Las Vegas and Gasparilla Bowls.
The NCAA tournament's Starkville Super Regional is set. With the No. 11 national seed Stanford (45-12) coming to town, the Mississippi State baseball team (49-13) will play host to its second Super Regional in the last four years.
The Central Michigan baseball team was threatening. With Mississippi State leading 6-2, senior third baseman Marshall Gilbert ranged to his left and sprawled his glove out. Swiping down, he snatched a low, hard-hit grounder and flung it to sophomore second baseman Justin Foscue.
Mississippi State senior Jake Mangum and junior Colby White were selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft on Tuesday.
Anderson Peters headlines a group of 10 Mississippi State student-athletes at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week. The reigning national champion will opens the competition for MSU on Wednesday afternoon.
The NCAA tournament's Starkville Super Regional is set. With the No. 11 national seed Stanford baseball team coming to town, No. 6 national seed MSU (49-13) will play host its second Super Regional in the last four years.
Mississippi State sophomore left fielder Rowdey Jordan didn't want it. Shifting his way toward a towering fly ball hit by Miami first baseman Alex Toral, Jordan looked to senior Jake Mangum. "Take it. Take it. Take it," Mangum yelled.
Ethan Small already has his plans set for this weekend. The Mississippi State pitcher learned Monday, though, a little bit more about his future, as the Milwaukee Brewers selected the redshirt junior left-hander with the No. 28 overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft.
2. Small breaks MSU single-season strikeout record COLLEGE SPORTS