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May 3rd, 2015
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen was still thinking about Thursday night's loss after his club won in walk-off fashion on Saturday afternoon.
Mississippi State had five players taken in the National Football League Draft, but there were six to sign with teams as free agents when the selections ended Saturday.
Ben Beckwith, Blaine Clausell, Dillon Day, Kaleb Eulls, Jay Hughes and Justin Cox all signed free agent deals.
Seth Heck found himself walking back to the Mississippi State dugout in the middle of the ninth inning Saturday afternoon knowing he could have done something to help his team wrap up a victory.
The senior third baseman committed an error that opened the door to a three-run LSU ninth inning tying things up at 7-7.
He redeemed himself in the 12th inning though.
The Mississippi State senior class deserved to go out as winners at Dudy Noble Field.
Ask any of the veteran Bulldogs and they will tell you that this hasn't been the type of season that they expected or wanted.
There is nothing about MSU's 24-24 overall record or 8-16 mark in the Southeastern Conference that the eight seniors have enjoyed this season.
That is until Saturday.
MABEN â€“ Sometimes a home run by an opponent is enough to rattle a pitcher.
Kolby Crowley of the East Webster Wolverines didn't let that happen on Saturday.
After the junior gave up a solo home run to Baldwyn's Ryan Wesson in the fifth inning and giving up two more runs in the sixth inning, he finished the game strong as the Wolverines defeated the Bearcats 10-6 in Cumberland.
MABEN â€“ The Hatley Lady Tigers tried to shake up East Webster pitcher Bailie Springfield on Friday.
One thing that the Lady Tigers didn't take into account was that Springfield doesn't get rattled very easily.
Springfield went the distance in the circle and tossed a one-hit shutout as East Webster won an 8-0 decision over Hatley at home in Cumberland.
Mississippi State is in a place it hasn't been before this season.
The Bulldogs are under .500.
State saw its record slip to 23-24 with a 11-4 loss to No. 1 LSU Friday night as the Tigers clinched the three-game Southeastern Conference series â€“ the ninth straight series win for LSU over MSU â€“ at Dudy Noble Field.
The Starkville Yellowjackets have 16 spots covered during Saturday's Class 6A North State meet in Madison.
There are SHS girls involved in 13 events, while the Jackets are participating in three events.
The East Webster Wolverines forced a third and deciding game in their Class 2A playoffs series with Baldwyn on Friday with a 13-2 road victory.
The two teams will meet again today at 1 p.m. in Cumberland to decide which will advance to the next round.
East Webster took a 6-1 lead and continued to add to that total for the rest of the game, while the pitching held the Bearcats in check.
Mississippi State had several chances to to knock off No. 1 LSU.
The Bulldogs just didn't get the job done.
Conner Hale had a two-run double in the top of the 14th inning and the Tigers beat MSU 5-3 to survive a scare at Dudy Noble Field.
The Bulldogs (23-23, 7-15) had runners in scoring position in the ninth, 10th, 11th and 13th innings, but didn't do enough to push the winning run across.