Archive - 2013
Summer is really beginning to heat up and so are the bats of the Starkville All-Star teams.
According to Starkville Baseball Association president Randy Carlisle, the hard task of selections is complete and the teams are ready to start Dizzy Dean competition.
Johnie Cooksâ€™ name isnâ€™t an unfamiliar one in Starkville.
Dylan Danos was sick from birth, diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at only 3 months old. For 17 years, he endured lengthy treatments and battled severe, recurring lung infections until his body no longer responded to medication. His lungs filled with infection, and on Jan. 5, 2012, he drew a labored breath and then struggled no more.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ One series separates the Mississippi State Bulldogs and a NCAA baseball national championship.
After 69 games, it comes down to the next two or three.
The No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs take on the No. 6 UCLA Bruins today in the first game of the best-of-three College World Series national championship series at 7 p.m. at TD Ameritrade Park.
The Pontotoc Pirates generated the necessary offense to pull off a State championship on Sunday.
After out-slugging the Delta Tigers 14-13 in the semifinals of the AA classification, the Pirates knocked off the Booneville Blaze 8-4 in the championship game of the United States Speciality Sports Association 11-Under State Tournament.
Everything was on the line in the Class A division as the Oxford Rebels and the Redbirds of Mathiston took the field on Sunday.
As the United States Specialty Sports Association 11-year old State championship tournament was coming to a close, the pair met for the final game in the A bracket. When action ended, the Rebels found themselves as the champions with a 17-2 victory.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Ross Mitchell has been a big part of Mississippi State's success this season and has seen a good amount of playing time.
The sophomore left hander has made 33 appearances for the Bulldogs this season and leads the team with 13 wins.
Many people might think he is focused and has a serious attitude about himself all the time. That is not true.
The Tupelo Threat may have made the trip to Starkville on Saturday looking for a State championship.
For Tupelo coach Craig Bane, it was something more.
It was a homecoming for Bane, a former Starkville Academy and Mississippi State baseball player.
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One game where everything is on the line is all that is left.
That one game is the only thing standing between the Columbus Clippers and an United State Specialty Sports Association 11-year old AAA Mississippi State Championship.