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April 23rd, 2015
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.
Scott County in Mississippi is establishing a Sports Hall of Fame and one of the first inductees will be Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter.
Carter played his high school basketball at Forest before moving on to Mississippi State.
"To be recognized back home is always special," Carter said. "I'm really looking forward to it and excited about it."
Mississippi State freshman Logan Cooke was talking duck hunting with Josiah Phillips, when Devon Bell came to him before last year's Texas A&M game with some bad news.
Bell hurt himself during the warmup phase and wasn't sure if he was going to be able to kick.
Sure enough he couldn't go and Cooke got his first taste of college football against a top 10 team.
No one had to remind Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman that her team had lost five-straight games.
Her Bulldogs made sure that total didn't grow to six on Wednesday night.
MSU used nine hits to score 11 runs and defeated the Memphis Tigers 11-3 in five innings. It was the final game in 19-year-old home facility for the Bulldogs.