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April 24th, 2015
Colbey Rivers of Starkville and Riev Wood of Grenada were locked into quite a pitcher's duel for four innings in their Class 6A postseason clash on Friday night.
The only run given up during that span was in the third by Wood when the Yellowjackets were able to score without the help of a base hit.
The Mississippi State softball team will be stepping out of the Southeastern Conference for a road series this weekend.
That doesn't mean it is any less important for coach Vann Stuedeman and her team.
The Bulldogs would like to get as close to the 40-win mark as possible before the start of postseason play and two games this weekend at Georgia Southern are important in that quest.
The Starkville Yellowjackets opened up their new track Friday and right away put it to good use with Class 6A Regional Meet preparations.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers showed baseball games are not always won with a power display.
On Thursday, Starkville Academy used 11 hits, all singles, to defeat the Pillow Academy Mustangs 9-2 in the first game of a Class AAA-Division I doubleheader.
The Vols used the momentum of the first game win and had an even better outing in the second.
GRENADA â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets opened the Class 6A playoffs with a 3-0 road victory over the Grenada Chargers.
Starkville, which improved its record to 14-12, scored all of its runs in the third inning. Tyler Barnes had a RBI double in the frame.
MABEN â€“ East Webster cruised through the regular season with a 21-2 record and taking the Class 2A, Region 2 title.
The first round of the playoffs were much like the regular season for the Wolverines.
Coach Wes Johnson's club swept Coahoma County Thursday night, putting the finishing touches on the action with a 22-0 victory in three innings in the second game to move on.
EUPORA â€“ There were two games played with two wins by the home team and two zeros on the visitor's side of the scoreboard.
On Thursday, Eupora welcomed H.W. Byers to town for a Class 2A opening round doubleheader where in the end, the Eagles walked away with 9-0 and 12-0 victories.
Mississippi State needed a break after being swept by Florida this past weekend.
The Bulldogs didn't play a midweek game this week, giving them ample time to prepare for their next Southeastern Conference series.
MSU competes in Fayetteville, Ark., today against No. 30 Arkansas.
The Starkville Yellowjackets saw their record reach and go over the .500 by the end of the regular season.
It wasn't easy for them.
Those challenges have gotten the Yellowjackets (13-12) ready for their current situation of competing in the first round of Class 6A postseason action.
East Webster baseball coach Wes Johnson knew there was the potential of his team doing something special this season.
On Tuesday night, the Wolverines did just that by claiming the Class 2A Region 2 championship by beating Bruce.