Archive - Sep 29, 2012 - Latest Sports
Mississippi State officially released its 2013 baseball schedule on Saturday and there are several dates that catch the eye.
First, it's the final weekend in February where the Bulldogs play Purdue and Samford at home. Purdue was a program that hosted an NCAA regional last season and Samford defeated MSU 5-0 and 3-2 at the Tallahassee (Fla.) Regional last spring.
Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has been doing a good job of finding talented players from all across the country.
Now, he's even starting to bring them in from outside the United States.
Of the 14 newcomers to the Bulldogs this fall, Cohen is anxious to work with two of them from Canada.
GALLMAN â€“ Michael Miller scored a pair of early rushing touchdowns and the Starkville Academy Volunteers were off and running in winning their second Class AAA-District 2 game of the season over Copiah Academy 40-0 Friday night.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets survived a night of three turnovers to escape with a 23-6 Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 victory over the Provine Rams at Hughes Field in the heart of the capital city.
Starkville improved its records to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the region.
Provine took advantage of an early turnover to take the lead in the first quarter.
ACKERMAN â€“ Entering the fourth quarter the offenses for the Ackerman Indians and East Webster Wolverines were looking for one big play.
Ackerman found it in Quinton Lane.
Quarterback Dakota Brasher found Lane for a 63-yard touchdown pass and the Indians slipped past East Webster 6-0 Friday night at Dale Davidson Field in a Class 2A, Region 2, District 4 matchup.
MABEN â€“ Homecoming was not the only celebration West Oktibbeha fans enjoyed on Friday.
On the field, the Timberwolves picked up their third straight double-digit victory with a 46-24 win over Class A, Region 3, District 4 foe Sebastopol.
The scoring for the Timberwolves started right away as Von Smith connected on a 65-yard touchdown pass to Lavante Tate on a fade.