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Mississippi State baseball fans have been looking forward to the 2014 season since the last out was recorded at the College World Series last June.
The wait is over as the No. 2 Bulldogs start the campaign today with the first of three games against Western Carolina.
It didn't take long for Alex Detz and Brett Pirtle to contribute for the Mississippi State baseball program after transferring in from junior college.
The two infielders were two important pieces for the Bulldogs on their run to the College World Series last season.
As they enter their senior season, Detz and Pirtle anchor an infield that should make MSU a very solid squad once again.
Sleepy Robinson probably would not be where he is today if it were not for crossing paths with Marcus Bush.
Robinson, a former Mississippi State quarterback and now an assistant football coach with the Bulldogs on the staff of Dan Mullen, said he was encouraged to get into coaching by Bush.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers had to win two of three games this week in order to advance to the playoffs.
On Monday, the Vols got one of those wins, then Thursday they played Jackson Academy in hopes of getting the second.
The odds were not in Starkville Academyâ€™s favor as they saw a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Raiders.
Mississippi State looked primed to end a season-long five-game losing streak early in the first half, then the Georgia Bulldogs came to life.
MSU let a 14-point first-half lead slip away as it fell to the visiting Bulldogs 75-55 Wednesday night in front of a sparse crowd at Humphrey Coliseum. The announced attendance was 7,010.
There have been several factors that have contributed to the current six-game losing streak for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
One of the main reasons is the lack of scoring for MSU.
For the fifth-straight game, the Bulldogs have been held to 59 points or less. They lost a 75-55 decision to the Georgia Bulldogs Wednesday night at Humphrey Coliseum.