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May 28th, 2013

Britt takes over the Volunteers

May 28, 2013

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.

May 27th

No introduction needed: MSU welcomes familiar teams to Starkville event

May 27, 2013

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. 

May 26th

Bulldogs looking at the big picture

May 26, 2013

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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May 25th

Commodores cruise: Vanderbilt doubles up the score on MSU 16-8

May 26, 2013

HOOVER, Ala. – 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.

SMITH COLUMN: For Mississippi State, it has been long enough

May 26, 2013

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.

Two teams left standing at SEC Tournament

May 25, 2013

HOOVER, Ala. – What started as 12 teams at the Southeastern Conference Tournament has been dwindled down to just two.
The No. 2 seed LSU Tigers (51-9) eliminated the No. 3 seed Arkansas Razorbacks (37-20) 3-1, to advance to Sunday’s tournament championship.

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May 24th

Oh, what a relief: Bullpen throwing up scoreless innings for Bulldogs

May 24, 2013

The Mississippi State bullpen isn't intimidated by the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Bulldog relief pitchers have been taking the mound at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium with a great deal at stake.
They have answered the call.
The MSU bullpen has tossed 42 1/3 scoreless innings in the SEC Tournament dating back to last year's tournament. 

Huge Titans look to make improvement over summer

May 24, 2013

The East Oktibbeha Titans plan to have the type of football team this fall that makes their nickname a reality.
East Oktibbeha coach Randy Brooks said the offensive line will average about 300 pounds from tackle to tackle and looks to use that size as an advantage.

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May 23rd

Frazier leads Bulldogs: MSU junior shortstop has four hits in victory

May 24, 2013

HOOVER, Ala. – Adam Frazier is making a case for another Southeastern Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player.
The Mississippi State junior led the No. 18 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs with four hits as they knocked off Texas A&M 6-4 Thursday night in the tournament. 

SMITH COLUMN: SEC Tournament always provides a surprise or two

May 24, 2013

There's usually a surprise or two that happens during the week of the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament.
It has been no different so far this year.
The No. 1 team in the country went down when the Vanderbilt Commodores were shut out by Texas A&M 5-0 on Wednesday, then in another twist, Arkansas defeated LSU 4-1 Thursday afternoon.

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