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Owen, Becker give MSU good one-two punch

May 14, 2013

Alison Owen is a student of the game of softball.
Just because the redshirt junior pitcher isn't in the circle for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, it doesn't mean she is just sitting waiting for the next opportunity.
Owen may be in the dugout, but she is focused on the strike zone, the tendency of opposing hitters and even how her teammates are going about their business in the circle.

MSU hosts Oral Roberts

May 13, 2013

Mississippi State's midweek game today will feature a couple of firsts.
Sophomore right hander Trevor Fitts is expected to make his first start for the No. 23 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs as they take on Oral Roberts for the first time in program history. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Dudy Noble Field.

Becker, Cooley, other Bulldogs extend season

May 13, 2013

The senior years of Jessica Cooley and Stephanie Becker were hanging in the balance Sunday night.
After finishing the regular season with a 32-22 record and not being able to participate in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Cooley and Becker were left wondering if their softball careers with the Mississippi State Bulldogs was over.

Yellowjackets ready for challenge at State

May 13, 2013

Only one stop remains on Starkville High’s “road to the ring.”
That stop begins this afternoon as a dozen Yellowjacket tennis players descend on the Ridgeland Tennis Center for the opening matches of the Class 5A Individual State championship tournament.

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East Webster claims Class 2A North title

May 13, 2013

BALDWYN – East Webster coach Lee Berryhill knew the importance of carrying a one game lead into Monday’s contest with Baldwyn. 
As the game ended, that advantage proved beneficial as the Lady Wolverines advanced to the Class 2A State championship after defeating the Lady Bearcats 5-3 in game two.

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MSU softball makes field for NCAA Tourney

May 12, 2013

The Mississippi State Bulldogs learned late Sunday night that they will be included in the NCAA Tournament field for the second-straight year under head coach Vann Stuedeman.
MSU (32-22) will be playing at the Mobile (Ala.) Regional and take on Florida State in the first round at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
Mississippi Valley State and host South Alabama are the other teams in the field.

Bulldogs rally to beat Rebels

May 12, 2013

OXFORD – The situation looked bleak once again for the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.
After five innings against the rival Ole Miss Rebels, Mississippi State was in danger of being swept for the second time in three weekends.

Two Jackets. Four titles: Mattox, Grady excel at Class 5A State meet

May 12, 2013

PEARL – The Starkville Yellowjackets had a dynamic duo at the Class 5A State championships Saturday afternoon.
Kate Mattox and Damian Grady each claimed a pair of individual State titles in distance events as the SHS boys and girls teams both finished fifth in the state.

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SWEET 16 BOUND: MSU freshmen gain key singles victories

May 11, 2013

The Mississippi State Bulldogs needed a strong showing in singles against the Harvard Crimson Saturday to get a victory.

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SMITH COLUMN: Bulldogs battle rain, Crimson to advance

May 11, 2013

Neither rain, nor the Harvard Crimson, could keep the Mississippi State men's tennis team from reaching the NCAA Round of 16 for the first time since 2001 on Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs had to come back from losing the doubles point and waiting through two rain delays before catching fire in singles and taking the match over the Crimson 4-1 at Pitts Tennis Centre.

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