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May 5th, 2015
Starkville Academy baseball coach Jody Britt hopes his players have a short memory.
He wants his Volunteers to put game one of the Class AAA playoff series against Oak Forest Academy of Louisiana out of their minds as soon as possible.
In the first game, Starkville Academy made seven errors and lost an 11-4 decision to the visiting Yellow Jackets.
MABEN â€“ Jack Wilson didn't know what was at stake when he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
He knew after he slid into second.
The East Webster second baseman delivered a three-run double which proved to be enough for a 13-3 walk-off win in six innings over East Union.
The news came as a great shock on Tuesday afternoon.
When a report surfaced that football coach Jamie Mitchell had decided to leave Starkville High School to take a job in North Little Rock, Ark., it was a little hard to believe at first.
Here was a man in Mitchell that had brought the Yellowjackets from nothing and made them contenders for state championships once again.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs can't wait to experience the Southeastern Conference Softball Tournament.
For the first time, the event will have unprecedented television coverage from ESPN and the SEC Network.
It's something that MSU coach Vann Stuedeman looks forward to seeing with great anticipation.
It was a day of "mixed emotions" for football coach Jamie Mitchell on Tuesday.
During an afternoon meeting with his assistant coaches and players, Mitchell announced his plans to step down as the head coach at Starkville High School.
The fact that they closed the regular season with a three-game series against Magnolia Heights was good for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
Being able to be competitive and even winning a game from the tough Chiefs in Senatobia was enough to give the Vols a huge boost of confidence.
There are no easy games at this point in time of the season.
Eupora head coach Michael Knight knows that and he has to get his squad ready for a third round matchup with Hatley.
The Eagles and Tigers will meet in Hatley today for a 6 p.m. first pitch for the start of a three-game Class 2A playoff series.
FRENCH CAMP â€“ There wasn't a high expectation level going into the baseball season for the French Camp Academy Panthers.
The majority of the 2014 team had graduated and coach Nathan Wright was looking at an extremely young group.
As the season progressed, the Panthers gained confidence and the wins started coming as well.
The Starkville Yellowjackets made strides during the baseball season that resulted in a spot in the Class 6A playoffs.
SHS baseball coach Travis Garner believes a positive step was made this season to get a little closer to where he wants the Jackets to be.
Sometimes it's not easy for a catcher to balance offense and defense.
There are situations where they might have a difficult time getting the job done at the plate when they are not wearing the catcher's mask and the shin guards.
East Webster's Chase Keller showed during the Baldwyn series that he could handle both tasks.