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May 29th, 2013
MATHISTON â€“ Blue Mountain College is looking to build its baseball program and coach Curt Fowler can't think of any better way to do it than with an athlete like East Webster's Cody McKee.
McKee, who signed with the Hilltoppers on Wednesday afternoon, combined an excellent skill as a catcher along with a high academic standard for the Wolverines, which was something that impressed Fowler.
Being the new person is not easy, but Bailie Springfield took it all in stride as she assumed her role as pitcher for the East Webster Lady Wolverines.
In fact, the freshman remained cool as a cucumber all season long right up until the end when she stood alongside her teammates to accept the Class 2A State championship medals.
Winning a State championship is no easy task, especially in your first year with a new school.
East Webster coach Lee Berryhill was able to do just that as he took the Lady Wolverines all the way to the Class 2A state championship.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will face a tough field of Bears at the Starkville Regional this weekend with the capability of pulling off a victory against them.
Looking at the past couple of seasons, the Central Arkansas Bears and the Mercer Bears have beaten the Bulldogs.
The Mississippi State baseball program is full of history, but on Tuesday the 2013 edition made its own history.
A school-record six Bulldogs received postseason Southeastern Conference honors. The list was compiled in a vote by the league's coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own athletes.
"We are really proud of our guys," MSU head coach John Cohen said.
Jody Britt knows exactly where he wants to take the Starkville Academy baseball program.
The Volunteers have already competed for a State championship two years ago and made another deep run in the postseason this year.
As Britt takes over as SA head coach for the departed Neal Henry, he wants to carry on that success and then some.
There was a ton of excitement for the Mississippi State baseball team on Sunday, but Monday held a different kind of excitement.
The No. 18 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs (43-17) found out Sunday that they were going to be hosting the 12th regional in the history of the school and the first since 2003.Â
Many teams don't want to head into the NCAA Tournament with an eight-run loss weighing over it.
For the No. 18 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State Bulldogs, that's exactly what they have to do.
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HOOVER, Ala. â€“ A year ago at this time, Mississippi State was getting ready for the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.
It is a different story this year.
The No. 18 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs fell 16-8 to the No. 1 Vanderbilt Commodores in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
It has been long enough.
When it comes to hosting an NCAA college baseball regional tournament, Mississippi State has been left out of the picture for 10 years now.
The last time the Bulldogs hosted a regional was in 2003. That's when MSU welcomed teams like North Carolina, Middle Tennessee and future Southeastern Conference member Missouri to Starkville.