March 8th, 2015
There is a motto that the Mississippi State softball team has expressed more than once during the season.
"Sunday is all about toughness."
The home standing Bulldogs knew that would be the case during the third game of a series against the No. 8 Georgia Bulldogs on Sunday.
Mississippi State built a 5-0 lead after the first two innings on Sunday.
After that, the Bulldogs only scored one run, and saw the San Diego Toreros get seven unanswered.
San Diego rallied in the late innings to claim a 9-6 victory over No. 8 MSU and took the weekend series at Dudy Noble Field.
ACKERMAN â€“ Andy Young says he has never seen a game with no errors in 12 years of coaching.
On Saturday, his Choctaw County Chargers didn't make miscues in two outings.
That solid grasp of the game comes from a team that has bonded and brings maturity with them to the diamond.
LC Robinson, age 81, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Europa, MS on March 6, 2015.Â Â LC was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Double Springs Baptist Church.Â
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will not enter the Southeastern Conference Tournament on a losing skid.
Instead, the Bulldogs will travel to Nashville, Tenn., after a victory.
MSU snapped a five-game losing streak with a 52-43 win over Missouri Saturday night inside Humphrey Coliseum to sweep the season series from the Tigers.
Mississippi State's seniors deserved to go out at home as winners.
For all of they have been through during their careers and what they mean to the Bulldogs, it was fitting that Roquez Johnson, Trivante Bloodman, Isaiah Butler and Jeffery Johnson enjoyed a successful sendoff on Saturday.
JACKSON â€“ Greg Carter knew exactly what his Starkville Yellowjackets were up against when they faced Hattiesburg in the Class 6A State quarterfinals.
What he also knew was the intensity of this team.
The coach was not incorrect as the Jackets tuned up the defense to knock off the Tigers 62-47 to move ahead to the semifinal round of the state tournament.
JACKSON â€“ "No fear."
That is simply the way coach Kristie Williams describes her Starkville team.
On Saturday, the Lady Yellowjackets proved that true as they dug deep in the final moments of the game for a 19-2 scoring run to seal up a 59-52 Class 6A quarterfinal victory over Hattiesburg.
The Starkville Yellowjackets are hoping that playing against good competition will help them improve on the baseball field.
Even though the Jackets have lost games to Clinton, Brandon and West Lauderdale, they believe the early schedule is beneficial heading into Class 6A, Region 3 play. Later in the day, they picked up a 17-0 win over West Lowndes and stand 1-3 this season.
The time is now for Starkville High.
When the second half of the season started, the Yellowjackets hit their stride allowing them to end the regular season at 24-5 with a Class 6A, Region 3 tournament title and competing in the Class 6A playoffs.