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July 26th, 2014
General of the field.
That is just one of the titles people have used to describe a catcher's role during a game.
For Starkville Academy's softball team, that position is filled by Adrienne Futral and it is a role the junior takes seriously.
Starkville Academy head coach Kayla Mosley said those in attendance at Friday's game were in for some good competition.
After action ceased, the coachâ€™s words rang true as Starkville Academy secured a walk-off RBI from Caden Cutshall in the bottom of the fifth to claim a 7-6 victory over the visiting Lady Raiders of Oak Hill to open the season.
Last year the Southeastern Conference was peppered with veteran quarterbacks returning.
There was Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, national champion AJ McCarron, Georgia's Aaron Murray, Missouri's James Franklin, Ole Miss' Bo Wallace and Mississippi State's Tyler Russell among others.
There has been quite a bit of anticipation for the new college football playoff format that will be used for the first time this season.
A playoff to determine a national champion in college football is something that many people have wanted for a long time.
Now that it's a reality, there is still a mystery among some, including coaches, about how exactly the new playoff system will work.
Mississippi State senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis proved last year that he can be more than a threat on the outside.
In two different games, Lewis threw a touchdown, caught a touchdown and rushed for a touchdown.
That type of play was good enough to get him on the Hornung Award preseason watch list this summer. The award goes to the most versatile player in college football.
There may be a little extra grit behind the play of Starkville Academyâ€™s softball team when it takes the field today.
Some of the excitement will simply be because the Lady Volunteers are finally putting practice behind them in exchange for an actual game, but a bit of the spark will stem from the fact they are facing fellow Golden Triangle team Oak Hill.
The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars achieved quite an accomplishment earlier this month when they won the Dizzy Dean South State championship in Eupora.
Starkville goes for an even bigger prize beginning Saturday when it participates in the World Series that continues through July 31 in Southaven.
It has been a little over a week now since the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars were able to make a run to second place at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
The All-Stars showed coach Leonardo Thompson what they could do after falling into the loser's bracket by battling back to win five-straight games and reaching the championship game.
Mississippi State announced its 2014-15 non-conference basketball schedule on Wednesday and it featured several good matchups.
The Bulldogs will play 13 games, including eight home games and a matchup with South Carolina Upstate on Dec. 20 in Jackson. MSU will also play an exhibition game against Delta State on Nov. 6.
The Starkville Academy fast pitch softball team could be considered "the girls of summer."
Before the calendar even has the chance to flip from July to August, the Lady Volunteers will break out the bats and softballs for another season.