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February 20th, 2014
Mississippi State's baseball identity was built around a solid pitching staff and good defensive play last season.
The No. 2 Bulldogs committed three errors and gave up three runs in the ninth inning in a 6-4 loss to Memphis on Wednesday.
MSU head coach John Cohen wants his team to get back to that identity they had last season.
Starkville High School athletic director Dr. Stan Miller and his team began working on some much needed athletic facility improvements one year ago.
On Tuesday night, the bids for those projects were unanimously approved by the school board.
Anyone who has driven by the Starkville High School baseball complex during the afternoon hours over the last several weeks has noticed several cars parked along the hill.
The Yellowjackets can usually be found either inside the indoor facility or out on the field during that time preparing for the 2014 season.
Jonathan Holder has been the kind of shut down closer a ball club likes to have.
On Wednesday night, Memphis got to him.
The Mississippi State junior right hander gave up three runs, two earned, in the top of the ninth inning as the Tigers went on to beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 6-4 at Dudy Noble Field.Â
A past relationship was rekindled when Memphis and Mississippi State faced off on the baseball field on Wednesday.
Bulldog head coach John Cohen was on the MSU roster as a player in the late 80's and standing across the field from him Wednesday was a blast from the past in the form of Memphis associate head coach Russ McNickle.
MADISON â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers continue to perform well during the 2014 postseason.
After winning the Class AAA, Division II Tournament championship on Saturday, the Lady Vols opened the Class AAA Tournament on Wednesday with a 48-38 victory over Jackson Prep at Madison Ridgeland Academy.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team has not won two or more consecutive games in the Southeastern Conference this season.
If the Bulldogs can pull off a victory at Alabama tonight, they will own back-to-back conference triumphs for the first time since the league slate began.
MSU (17-9) has gotten into this position after upsetting No. 16 Vanderbilt 64-62 at home last Sunday.
Sam Lenahan has been around Mississippi State softball for several seasons now.
She hasn't seen anything like what's been happening lately.
With Wednesday's 6-0 victory over the Central Arkansas Bears, the Bulldogs improved their record to 11-0. It ties the 2008 year for the second-best start in school history.
Mississippi State is hoping a trio of losing streaks come to a halt late tonight.
The Bulldogs have lost a season-high seven-straight games, 15 in a row on the road dating back to last season and three-straight to LSU.
There have been several positive signs over the first two years of the coach Vic Schaefer era that lead towards the thinking that the Mississippi State women's basketball program is on the right track.
The Bulldogs got a signature win last season when they knocked off No. 11 Georgia.