Archive - Mar 30, 2014
The Mississippi State Bulldogs showed the type of fight and determination during the Women's National Invitational Tournament that made head coach Vic Schaefer proud.
Despite the last charge by the South Florida Bulls that resulted in them winning a 60-58 decision at Humphrey Coliseum in the fourth round of the WNIT, MSU had no reason to hang its heads.
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen likes the composure and fight of his baseball team.
It showed up once again over the weekend.
After dropping the first game to Arkansas, the No. 16 Bulldogs rebounded to win the next two games, including a 5-1 victory on Sunday to take the series.
Brooms are normally used for cleaning duty.
On Sunday, they took on a different meaning for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs used the objects as symbols for a sweep of Marshall, which was culminated with a 9-1 victory in game three of the series.
Vic Schaefer and Jose Fernandez know each other well.
The two women's basketball coaches of Mississippi State and South Florida, respectively, have developed such a relationship that the two men talked about taking a fishing trip during a basketball event in New Orleans last summer.
"He likes to fish, so we have a topic outside of basketball when we are visiting," Schaefer said.
This could end up being a Super Sunday for Mississippi State athletics.
Not only does baseball and softball complete series today in Starkville, but the women's basketball team is hosting a quarterfinal matchup in the Women's National Invitational Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum. The game against South Florida tips at 5 p.m.
Mississippi State had not scored in 14 innings entering the bottom of the sixth inning in game two of a doubleheader against Arkansas on Saturday.
The Bulldog offense corrected that.
No. 16 MSU scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to beat the Razorbacks 5-1 to split the twin bill at Dudy Noble Field.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs ran up against a tough pair of lefthanded pitchers in the first game of a doubleheader against Arkansas on Saturday.
Jalen Beeks and Michael Gunn of the Razorbacks scattered 10 hits and shut out the 16th-ranked Bulldogs 4-0 at Dudy Noble Field.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has seen his defense dominate the offense through the first two weeks of spring camp.
On Saturday, the offense had some good fortune.
The Bulldogs scored nine offensive touchdowns in a scrimmage at Davis Wade Stadium, which was the first such scrimmage of the spring.
For every strikeout at the Mississippi State softball field, a free t-shirt is thrown out into the crowd.
On Saturday, the odds of getting one of those shirts was pretty good as in two games Alison Owen and Alexis Silkwood combined for 23 strikeouts.
The outstanding pitching provided more than giveaways, it also led to a doubleheader sweep of Marshall 4-0 and 2-0.