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March 21st, 2015
MABEN â€“ East Webster baseball coach Wes Johnson is always looking for a pitcher to put up some zeros.
On Saturday, he went to a sophomore who had never pitched in a varsity game before to do just that against the Philadelphia Tornadoes.
Carson Gilliland entered the game in the third inning with the Wolverines down 5-3 and didn't allow any more runs to the Tornadoes.
Mississippi State announced Friday a home-and-home series with BYU is scheduled for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
A source confirmed the series was happening on Thursday.
MABEN â€“ Putting a puzzle together requires all the right pieces.
From ability to hitting to pitching to defense, East Webster is in possession of those parts and following a 7-0 shutout of Nanih Waiya in Cumberland, the picture is starting to become complete.
FLOWOOD â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets dropped an 8-2 decision on the road to Northwest Rankin Friday night in seven innings.
With the loss, the Jackets saw their records to 2-7 overall and 0-2 in Class 6A, Region 3.
GREENVILLE â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers shut out the Washington School Generals 5-0 on the road Thursday night to improve their record to 12-1 this season.
Ben Moorehead went 3-3 at the plate for Starkville Academy. He singled in the second inning and doubled in the fifth and sixth innings.
The memories of the Tulane Green Wave are not all pleasant for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
After coach Vic Schaefer took over the MSU program, the Bulldogs held two closed-door scrimmages with the Green Wave.
Those did not go well.
"They killed us," MSU senior Martha Alwal said. "It was horrible. They are a good team."
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen said on Sunday he was going to go up and down the roster and find some players who wanted to throw strikes out of the bullpen.
He didn't need to use his bullpen in a 5-2 midweek win over Eastern Illinois, as Lucas Laster went the distance.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs travel for this first time this weekend in Southeastern Conference action.
It's a place where most of the Bulldogs have never been. Oxford.
MSU last played at Ole Miss on 2012. Ashley Phillips and Erika Gaul are the only current Bulldogs that made that trip.
MABEN â€“ Weather and a state championship basketball season have kept East Webster from playing softball games.
In fact, the Lady Wolverines have had just a pair of full practices and have only taken the field once for actual game experience, but that has not stopped the prowess of the team.Â
A source says that Mississippi State and BYU will play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.
ESPN's Brett McMurphy first reported the news on Thursday.
MSU did not comment on the possibility of the series and nothing official has been released.