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July 12th, 2014
Terry Bishop was born in Atlanta and grew up up a Georgia Bulldog fan.
His family moved to northwest Mississippi in 1983 and he decided to cheer for a different team with a bulldog as its mascot.Â
He became a Mississippi State fan.
"At that time, I had to pick a team and I went with Mississippi State," Bishop said.Â
The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars accomplished something on Saturday afternoon that it couldn't complete on Friday night.
After seeing a sixth-inning rally fall just short in a 6-5 loss to Grenada Youth on Friday at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament, Starkville was able to come back from seven runs in the sixth to defeat Southaven National 11-7 on Saturday at McKee Park.
The Starkville 12-year-olds brought the offense on Saturday afternoon in their first game of the day, but it wasn't enough.
Starkville scored in every inning but two, but couldn't contain the Winona offense in a 15-9 loss in the Mississippi Dizzy Dean 12-year-old North State Tournament.
Starkville took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but couldn't hold it as Winona took a 2-1 advantage.
It remains to be seen how much farther the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars can advance at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
If there is one thing the first two days at McKee Park have taught us is there's no counting out Starkville.
For anyone who left Saturday's game early between Starkville and Southaven National, they missed quite an impressive comeback.
The Mathiston 12-year-old All-Stars knew they couldn't suffer a third-straight loss at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
After falling to Magnolia Youth 7-4 and Marshall County 15-10, Mathiston defeated Hernando 7-4 Saturday afternoon to live to play another day at McKee Park.
WEST POINT â€“ There is no doubting the potent nature of the Starkville 8-year-old All-Star offense.
On a day where Starkville generated 48 runs in two games, it defeated Louisville 24-7 in four innings and Caledonia 24-16 to remain unbeaten at the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament.
Starkville had all 13 batters in its order pick up at least one base hit each in the victory over Louisville.
EUPORA â€“ The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars picked up a pair of victories at the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament Saturday afternoon and earned their second bye of the event to move directly to championship round.
Starkville got a 10-3 victory over Greenwood in the first game of the day.
The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars couldn't have asked for a better start to the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament on Friday.
After taking an early 4-0 lead, Starkville hammered Southaven American for two more innings to take a 15-1 victory.
A sixth-inning rally by the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars fell just short in their second game of the day as they lost a 6-5 decision to Grenada Youth at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
Starkville jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two innings, but saw Grenada Youth come back with four runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth to get all of the runs it needed.
Magnolia Youth from Water Valley was able to take a lead in the first inning and keep it in a 7-4 win over Mathiston in the final game to finish of eight on the first day of the Dizzy Dean 12-year-old North State Tournament.
After scoring 21 runs in an earlier 21-8 victory over Horn Lake, Magnolia Youth proved it had a little bit left in the tank to get its second triumph of the day.