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April 30th, 2015
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.
EUPORA â€“ Will Bowen may be saving his best baseball for last.
As Bowen comes down the stretch of his senior year with the Eupora Eagles, he is doing the things it takes to help lead his team in the postseason.
During Tuesday's 11-4 victory over Mantachie in the second round Class 2A series, Bowen had a triple, a double and drove in a run.
Preston Smith and Benardrick McKinney made names for themselves at Mississippi State and they will make names for themselves at the next level.
Both former Mississippi State Bulldogs are expected to be drafted in the National Football League Draft that starts tonight in Chicago. Don't be surprised if you see both of their names called in the first round that consists of 32 picks.
The rain held off long enough at Starkville Academy Tuesday night for the Volunteers to honor the seniors who have meant so much to the success of the program.
Harper Arnold, Billy McGee, John McReynolds, Ben Moorehead and Hunter Peeples were all recognized prior to Starkville Academy's game against Magnolia Heights.
MABEN â€“ Mother Nature has not been East Webster's friend this spring.
Head coach Wes Johnson is a testament to that.
Weather reared its nasty head again on Tuesday, postponing East Webster and Baldwyn's Class 2A playoff game until later in the week.
Malik Newman caused quite a buzz last Friday when he committed to play college basketball at Mississippi State.
After he caused the hearts of many Bulldogs to skip a beat by saying "the University of Mississippi State," Newman then put on an MSU cap and rang a cowbell to make his intentions clear.