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Prior to Mississippi State's baseball game against Jacksonville State Wednesday night, a lengthy conversation took place between two men named Jim.
Jim Case, the head coach of Jacksonville State, was catching up with Jim Ellis, the radio voice of the baseball Bulldogs.
Starkville Highâ€™s journey towards state individual tennis titles has not been an easy one.
Moving up to Class 6A this season put the teams against some of the strongest competition in the state.
Now that experience is paying off as a quartet of players finds themselves at Bridges Tennis Center in Jackson for the State Championship Tennis Tournament.
MABEN â€“ It's the goal of any high school team to win a division or region championship.
In the sport of baseball, it can be a disadvantage at times.
The East Webster Wolverines are certainly glad to have won the Class 2A, Region 2 title, but with that came a bye in the first round.
EUPORA â€“Â All you can ask for in a program is that it continues to improve.
Euporaâ€™s baseball program is doing just that.
After having lost in the play-in round of the Class 2A postseason last year, the Eagles find themselves one step further this season as theyÂ swept Hollandale-Simmons 19-2 and 14-3.
FRENCH CAMP â€“ It has been a week since French Camp lost a 19-5 decision to the East Webster Wolverines and it wasn't quite what coach Nathan Wright wanted to see out of his Panthers going into the Class A playoffs.
EUPORA â€“ Lack of production at the plate was not a problem for the Lady Eagles of Eupora on Wednesday evening as the team posted 15 hits for 10 runs.
Unfortunately standing across the field was a Hatley team, which had even more success in the batterâ€™s box allowing them to claim a 23-10 victory.
It has been six days since the Starkville Yellowjackets concluded the baseball season and coach Travis Garner has almost had a week to ponder what his first year was like.
When Garner took the job at SHS, he knew he was at "a disadvantage" because coaching in Mississippi was new.
It wasn't the type of baseball seasons that the Starkville Yellowjackets and the Starkville Academy Volunteers wanted to see.
Neither team qualified for the postseason and SHS just squeaked out a winning season with a 14-13 record.
Even though the Jackets and Vols may be down right now, things have a chance to be better in the near future.
Going into the 2013-2014 baseball season, many were saying the Starkville Academy Volunteers were young so they would not win much.
Instead of letting the naysayers get them down, the Volunteers did â€śeverything to winâ€ť and in the end produced what coach Jody Britt calls a â€śgood year.â€ť
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will see their final non-conference game of the regular season today.
MSU (28-17) hosts Jacksonville State (23-19) at Dudy Noble Field. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.
Junior left-hander Lucas Laster (0-0, 3.27 ERA) is the expected starting pitcher for the Bulldogs, while the Gamecocks had not announced a starter at press time.Â