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It takes quite a bit of time from the end of a women's conference tournament until Selection Monday.
That's what is facing the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but they don't mind the wait too much.
It has been over a week since MSU was eliminated in the Southeastern Conference Tournament by Florida on March 6.
The Starkville Yellowjackets showed on Friday afternoon that if there's a 'Will', there's a way.
Will Murphree scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and Will Prewitt pitched three innings of scoreless relief as the Jackets defeated the Gordo (Ala.) Green Wave 2-1.
Blair Schaefer began the season as a Mississippi Dandy Dozen basketball player.
Later in the year, she signed on to play for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
Now the Lady Yellowjacket senior has added another accolade by being selected to participate in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game.
On the first day Starkville coach Travis Garner met sophomore A.J. Brown, he asked him did he want to be good or did he want to be great.
Brown quickly answered great.
Garner remembers that day well and from the moment the conversation ended, Brown got to work.
Coach Jody Britt is finding ways to keep the Starkville Academy baseball team in competition over spring break.
Before the Volunteers traveled to Ridgeland to play two tough games during the midweek, he worked out a visit to French Camp on Monday to play coach Nathan Wright's Panthers.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman knows one thing for sure during the second Southeastern Conference series of the season.
"I expect nothing less than some good ole dog fights," Stuedeman said.
That's because it will be bulldog against bulldog as MSU competes against Georgia in Athens.
Ben Bracewell considers baseball in the Southeastern Conference a grind.
The Mississippi State senior right hander has been through four â€“ including a medical redshirt year â€“ rugged SEC seasons.
"It's a grind for sure," Bracewell said. "That's a great word for it."
There is no sophomore jinx as far as Mississippi State's Georgiana Patrasc is concerned.
Patrasc is putting together a solid second year with the Bulldogs and saw her ranking improve dramatically this week.
After knocking off No. 55 ranked Eve Repic of Tennessee 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday, Patrasc saw her standing move up 28 spots from No. 93 to No. 65.
Maintaining on the part of the defense is what kept Starkville High in it on the baseball diamond Wednesday. Not once did the team let things get out of hand and in the end, it was the Yellowjackets picking up a 4-3 victory.
Starkville High School baseball coach Travis Garner likes offense.
Garner really enjoyed the final two innings from his team in the first game of a doubleheader against Horn Lake Wednesday afternoon.
The Yellowjackets scored nine runs in two innings, with six runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh, to defeat the Eagles 10-9.