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Mississippi State has hired Zach Dillon as coordinator of baseball camps and a volunteer assistant coach the athletic department announced Thursday afternoon.
Dillon replaces Jake Wells who was hired as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech earlier this summer. Along with his camp duties, Dillon will also coach first base during the spring.Â
As you wake up today, you may notice that there is a good bit going on in the sports world.
There is the Wimbledon men's semifinals matches, two FIFA World Cup quarterfinal games, golf from The Greenbrier, which I will be enjoying, and a full slate of Major League Baseball with a couple of those games on television, another sport that will have my interest.
Dizzy Dean 7-year-old South State Tournament director Randy Carlisle has been busy getting McKee Park ready for the event that takes place beginning Friday in Starkville.
During that time, he has been able to catch a glimpse of some of the teams that will be participating in the tournament.
Carlisle believes if people will come to check out some of the action, they will be impressed.
All-star selections only come around once a year, and preparations for athletes do not happen overnight.
BATESVILLE â€“ Starkvilleâ€™s 9-year-old all-star team got out to a great start as the squad defeated Fulton 21-6 on Wednesday.
â€śIt was a good first day and a good way to start,â€ť coach Ryan Taylor said. â€śWe made a lot of good plays. We hit the ball all over the yard. They looked excellent and I am real proud of them.â€ť
Matt Roberts felt he was ready to be a head coach when he left his post as an assistant coach at Michigan State in 2012 to become an assistant coach at Mississippi State.
He wanted to be the head coach of a Southeastern Conference program.
Former Mississippi State Bulldog Chris Curry became the head coach of Arkansas-Little Rock earlier this week.
After playing two seasons at Meridian Community College, Curry played the 1999 season for legendary head coach Ron Polk and the Bulldogs. He led all Southeastern Conference catchers in fielding percentage before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1999.
ACKERMAN â€“ One phrase quickly comes to mind when you ask Choctaw County coach Gary Beals about his basketball teams over the summer.
â€śThey were hungry,â€ť Beals said. â€śThey showed up in the gym to practice and they wanted to play. They were simply hungry and that is a sign I like.â€ť
Both set of Chargers hoop teams transferred that desire to playing time on the court this summer.
Mississippi State continues to show compliance with the new Southeastern Conference policy of playing series against power conference teams in the near future.
The MSU athletic department announced a home-and-home series with North Carolina State on Tuesday for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.Â
For the last few months Starkville 9-year-olds have been playing their baseball in the friendly confines of McKee Park.
Starting this morning that all changes as the Starkville All-Stars head north to Batesville for the Dizzy Dean State tournament.