Archive - Apr 13, 2013 - Latest Sports
Baseball is back in Starkville and on Saturday things were in full swing at McKee Park.
From the singing of the national anthem by a local high school student Reagan Hunt to major league pitcher Roy Oswalt throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, Saturday was highlighted by non-stop action and fun as the Starkville Baseball Association held its opening day.
Stephanie Becker has been striking out batters ever since she stepped onto the Mississippi State campus.
On Saturday, Becker etched her name into the MSU record book.
The senior left hander started the game with a strikeout of R.T. Cantillo for her 407th career punch out and set a new MSU career strikeout record in the process.
Sometimes sportswriters and broadcasters have a background in athletics before sitting behind a computer or television camera.
There was nothing like that for me before beginning my career at the Starkville Daily News back in the 1980s.
The high school baseball postseason is near and the Starkville Yellowjackets are still looking for the right bats to attack it with.
On Saturday afternoon at home, the Jackets didn't get enough sting from their bats and lost a 1-0 decision to the South Panola Tigers.
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Mississippi State women's tennis player Alexandra "Sasha" Perper believes there can be more wins in her future like the one she got Friday.
Perper defeated the 52nd-ranked player in Texas A&M's NaZari Urbina 6-4, 5-7, 1-0(6) to salvage a win for the Lady Bulldogs at the end of a 6-1 loss to the Aggies at Pitts Tennis Centre.