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May 11th, 2015
Athletes at East Webster High School start young with a bat, ball and glove in hand.
A few years later, success usually follows.
As the Lady Wolverines prepare for a state softball championship series, their fellow classmates on the baseball diamond are two wins away from joining them.
The Wolverines come into tonightâ€™s baseball matchup with Hatley in a familiar situation.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers showed tremendous progress during the 2015 baseball season.
In his second season with the program, coach Jody Britt saw a 14-game improvement from the Vols in one year.
Starkville Academy went from winning nine games in 2014 to getting 23 this year. The Vols finished with a 23-11 record.
Robbie Faulk has joined the Starkville Daily News sports staff as the high school beat writer.
Faulk is a December 2013 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Communication and has since gained experience as a writer of college and high school sports.
Wes Rea's senior season at Mississippi State has been a step up from his junior campaign.
The first baseman was recognized for it on Monday.
Rea was one of five finalists for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, presented annually to the most outstanding college baseball player in Mississippi.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman made it four-for-four on Sunday night.
During the NCAA Softball Selection Show on ESPNU, the Bulldogs learned that they were going to be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth-consecutive season under Stuedeman's leadership.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs broke the school home run record this season.
With 52 home runs as a team, MSU has produced the power numbers.
One person that has been a big part of the Bulldogs' improvement on offense this season has been hitting coach Samantha Ricketts.
Mississippi State's inability to close out a game nearly cost it a win on May 2.
It did on Saturday in Oxford though.
The Bulldogs were able to overcome a ninth inning rally by LSU two Saturdays ago and win in the 12th inning. MSU wasn't able to overcome a five-run ninth inning rally by Ole Miss this past Saturday.
MABEN â€“ Bailie Springfield didn't like the fact that she gave up a home run to the Eupora Lady Eagles in the first inning on Saturday.
The East Webster offense showed that it was more than able to make up for that and had its pitcher's back.
The road to Ridgeland is one well-traveled for the East Webster softball team.
In slow pitch and fast pitch combined, the Lady Wolverines have been to the Jackson-area location to compete for state championships five-straight times. No that's not a misprint. They have make the trip to Ridgeland for five-straight seasons.
PEARL â€“ The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets finished second at the Class 6A team championship, while Kate Mattox brought home two more state championships and Patton Little captured a title for the boys team.
With her wins in the 3200 and 1600 meter runs, Kate Mattox earned her fourth championship in each race. Kate's sister Walker was third in both events.