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June 22nd, 2013
One game where everything is on the line is all that is left.
That one game is the only thing standing between the Columbus Clippers and an United State Specialty Sports Association 11-year old AAA Mississippi State Championship.
The Mississippi Redbirds and Mississippi Bashers continued to remain alive in the championship bracket of Class A through the afternoon hours on Saturday during the United States Specialty Sports Association 11-Under State Tournament.
The Bashers out-scored the PSA Blacksox 12-8 early on Saturday, while the Redbirds took care of business to defeat the Diamond Freaks 13-7.
MABEN â€“ Young and old fans alike were present at W.O. Shivers Park in Maben on Saturday to honor one of their own.
Former Mississippi State and East Webster High School football player Johnthan Banks was recognized with a special day all his own "Johnthan Banks Day."
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Hunter Renfroe hadn't hit one out of the ballpark in over a month.
That all changed on Friday.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ When Jonathan Holder enters a ballgame, Mississippi State fans feel a good bit better.
In his two seasons with the Bulldogs, the closer has been saving ballgames left and right.
On Friday, the sophomore right hander reached another milestone.
The Mississippi Bashers closed out Class A pool play of the United States Speciality Sports Association 11-Under State Tournament with a come-from-behind victory.
After taking a 9-2 lead with six runs in the second inning, the Bashers saw the Majors rally for nine runs in the third inning to gain a 11-9 advantage.
While the temperature might have been hot from the start, it took a little while for the Columbus Clippers bats to heat up on day two of the United States Specialty Sports Association 11-year-old State Tournament.
Despite a late inning rally, the team was unable to successfully come back and ultimately fell 6-5 to the Madison Storm.
The Mudkatz and Pontotoc Pirates got the championship round of Class AA off to a dominating start Friday afternoon with two convincing victories.
The Pirates defeated the Tribe 15-2, while the Mudkatz topped the PSA Blue Sox 14-1 in day two of the United States Specialty Sports 11-Under State tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Pontotoc scored nine runs in the third inning of its game.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Mississippi State is use to playing a team three or four times in one season.
The No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs will have to do it again, but this time in the College World Series.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Father Burke Masters just happens to be teaching a class at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and Mississippi State just happens to be playing in the College World Series in the same city.
The priest of the Chicago Cubs played baseball for the Bulldogs from 1987-90 with current MSU head coach John Cohen.