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May 1st, 2015
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.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines ran into a tough customer to deal with in Baldwyn pitcher Ryan Wesson on Thursday night in Cumberland.
Wesson threw a complete-game two-hitter with 13 strikeouts and the Bearcats defeated East Webster 7-2 in the first game of a second-round Class 2A playoff series.
MANTACHIE â€“ Rusty Johnson went the distance on the mound for the Eupora Eagles as they defeated Mantachie 6-2 Thursday night.
The Eagles swept the second round playoff series in two games. Eupora won the first game 11-4 at home on Tuesday.
Johnson worked all seven innings after Trey Pittman did the trick for the Eagles in game one.
Coach Kaley Harris has watched her Eupora Lady Eagles improve their game on the softball field during the course of the season.
Even she knows that the Lady Eagles will have to step it up another notch as they enter the third round of the Class 2A playoffs today against New Site.
Eupora hasn't had much problem in the first two rounds.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman hopes the potentially next 10 games go better for her team than the last 10.
The Bulldogs were 4-6 in their last 10 games and know, in order to have a significant postseason run, they must perform better.
It starts this weekend with a road trip to South Carolina to close the Southeastern Conference regular season.
Mississippi State has already played the No. 1 team in the country this season.
The Bulldogs won one out of three games at Texas A&M.
This time around, MSU get to play another top-ranked team.
The Bulldogs host consensus No. 1 LSU for a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Dudy Noble Field starting today.