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March 22nd, 2014
The Starkville Yellowjackets got off to a slow start during Saturday's game against Winona at home.
Even though the Jackets picked up the pace as the action progressed, the Tigers had done enough in the end to take a 4-3 victory back to Montgomery County.
Coach John Cohen hasn't had the best of luck against Vanderbilt since taking over the Mississippi State baseball program.
Entering Friday night's game, the Bulldogs were 4-13 against the Commodores and hadn't scored in the double digits in those 17 games.
It was a different story Friday.
Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones was able to make the All-Southeastern Conference Freshman team last season without the benefit of going through a spring practice.
The former Houston High School Hilltopper has gone through three days of workouts with the Bulldogs this spring and he can already tell a difference.
The Starkville Yellowjackets played one of the best teams in Mississippi on Friday in Northwest Rankin and it showed as they dropped a 12-0 decision at home.
The tennis season hasn't gotten off to the start that coach Rob Fyke and the Starkville Yellowjackets wanted.
Fyke is not worried with veterans like Emily Turner, Hannah Laird, Richard Hill and Will Irvin on the team.
Starkville has a record of 1-2 record after meeting three tough teams and despite that losing mark, Fyke believes his squad will be well-tested for the region schedule to come.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs performed much better with the doors open and in front of a crowd Thursday night against the Tulane Green Wave.
After not doing well against Tulane during closed scrimmages in the last two preseasons, MSU was able to defeat the Green Wave 77-68 in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum.
Preston Brown came to Mississippi State with the dream of being the Friday night starter.
The redshirt sophomore right hander will get to see that dream come to fruition.
The Germantown, Tenn., native will be making his first start on a Friday night and first Southeastern Conference start when he takes the mound tonight to kick off aÂ series against No. 4 Vanderbilt (19-3, 2-1).
The little things were the story of the Volunteers first game against Jackson Academy on Thursday.
In the end, the "mistakes" were too much to overcome as Starkville Academy dropped a 13â€‘2 contest.
Ally McDonald has been one of the most successful women's golfers in Mississippi State history.
Now the junior will add another milestone to her already great resume.
It was learned earlier this month that the Fulton native was selected to represent the United States of America in the Curtis Cup, a biennial team even between the USA and Great Britain and Ireland.
The emphasis will be "20 on 20 night" at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State women's coach Vic Schaefer wants his team to get its 20th victory on March 20.
That's what the opportunity of playing in the Women's National Invitational Tournament presents for the Bulldogs tonight. MSU takes on the Tulane Green Wave at home with the tip set for 7 p.m.