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JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers finished off their week's sweep of Hillcrest Christian School with Tuesday's 11-1 victory.
Starkville Academy, which defeated Hillcrest 8-3 and 11-1 at home Monday, scored five runs in the second inning on a passed ball, a two-run error, an error, and a groundout by Billy McGee.
MABEN â€“ Traveling seems to be kind to the teams of East Webster Wolverines and Eupora Eagles.
Twice the teams have played and each time it was the road team that walked away victorious.
The second of those contests came on Tuesday in Cumberland as the Eagles made their way to East Websterâ€™s field and when the final out came, Eupora held a 4-3 advantage.
It's amazing the difference just a few miles makes.
My afternoon began in Columbus where the Falcons were set to host the Starkville Yellowjackets in a Class 6A, Region 3 baseball outing.
The weather in Starkville was fine when I left, but the closer to Columbus I got, the more clouds gathered and when I entered the city limits, it began to rain.
Deshea Townsend will only have to replace one starting position this offseason.
The Mississippi State cornerbacks coach loses just Jameson Love from last year's squad at the corner spot and brings back starter Taveze Calhoun.
This spring does bring a new defensive coordinator in Manny Diaz, so that's his main focus.
The Starkville Yellowjackets want to take advantage of every opportunity to play on their home course.
When the threat of rain existed on Tuesday, it did not look promising that the Jackets would be able to compete.
Starkville not only competed, but won a three-team meet with Choctaw County and Cleveland at the Mississippi State Golf Course.
It was a season with a record number of wins overall and in the Southeastern Conference.
There were also record crowds at Humphrey Coliseum for the Mississippi State women's basketball team and it had a 17-1 record at home.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Lady Wolverines are in a familiar position after a pair of Class 2A, Region 2 games.
They stand with two victories.Â
The latest of which cameÂ in the form of a 10-run shutout of the Calhoun City Lady Wildcats on Tuesday in Cumberland.
The last four seasons saw Mississippi State use one primary center.
That center was Dillon Day.
He started 46 games in the middle of the offensive line during his career and appeared in 51 contests.
As spring drills started up two weeks ago, Day was not with the Bulldogs. He played his last game as a senior during the Orange Bowl.
It's not easy for a high school pitcher to go the distance on the mound.
Billy McGee did that for the Starkville Academy Volunteers as he pitched a seven inning 8-3 victory over Hillcrest Christian in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.Â
COLUMBUS â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets picked up another non-region victory on Monday afternoon by defeating the West Lowndes Panthers 10-5.
After West Lowndes jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning and added another in the fourth, Starkville came back with four runs in the fifth frame to take a 4-2 lead.