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April 17th, 2015
It has been a tough road at times for the Starkville Yellowjackets on the baseball field this season.
Even with that, the Jackets have never given up and on Friday, the hard work paid off as they reached the .500 mark, following a 13-3 win over Class 6A, Region 3 opponent Columbus.Â
There will be many activities and events taking place around the Mississippi State campus this weekend.
Super Bulldog Weekend â€“ the spring homecoming â€“ starts today and the Bulldog baseball team welcomes No. 12 Florida for a three-game Southeastern Conference series right in the middle of it.
Huge crowds are expected to file into Dudy Noble Field.
They came from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
When Ashley Phillips, Katie Gentle, Julia Echols and Erika Gaul became a part of the Mississippi State softball program, they bonded as Bulldogs.
Mississippi State may be ranked No. 5, but head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm doesn't care.
Not with postseason play about to begin.
The Bulldogs start their run to the NCAA Championship today as they play in the Southeastern Conference Championship.
There was a chance that Josh Robinson was going to return for his senior year.
Instead, he decided to opt out of his final season at Mississippi State and try his hand in professional football.
That leaves the Bulldogs without its leading rusher from last year's squad, but this spring has shown that life will go on without Robinson.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers took on one of the best Wednesday.
In doubleheader action against the Division I, North Half leading Madison-Ridgeland Academy, Starkville Academy split a home doubleheader on Wednesday.
The visiting Patriots had the early edge as it won game one 6-3, but the Vols bounced back to take the second game 4-0.
Martha Alwal is ready to take the next step in her basketball career.
After signing with Mississippi State out of Worthington (Minn.) High School, Alwal has made quite an impact with the Bulldogs and the Southeastern Conference.
The next level might be calling tonight as Alwal could be taken at some point during the Women's National Basketball Association Draft.
John Holland has experienced two college programs that take its baseball seriously.
He began his career at Florida State where it wasn't uncommon to see crowds of five to six thousand fans attend games.
An injury cut his time in Tallahassee, Fla., short, then Holland spent the 2014 season at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Alabama.
Mississippi State's coaches feel like the team is entering postseason play with some positive momentum.
The Bulldogs finished fourth in their own tournament at Old Waverly in West Point last week, but the coaches feel like things are starting to trend in the right direction for the squad.
Injuries are never a good thing, but they have opened some doors for some Mississippi State wide receivers this spring.
Junior De'Runnya Wilson started spring practices in the "pit" or the rehab area for an apparent knee injury, but he has been involved in the last couple of weeks of practice.