March 30th, 2015
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.
Mississippi State fell into a rut offensively this past week.
The Bulldogs were shut out three-straight times and only managed 24 hits in four games against Southern Mississippi and Auburn last week. They finished 1-3 in that stretch.
MSU ended the week on a high note with a 3-1 victory over the Tigers to salvage a game.
The Starkville Yellowjackets are looking forward to getting some tennis matches in over the next month.
A wetter and colder than normal spring has prevented SHS from getting on the court enough.
â€śCardiac Kidsâ€ť seems to be a more than fitting way to describe the Mississippi State softball team.
Down to the final strike twice in the bottom half of the seventh, the Bulldogs (25-10, 5-7) scored five runs off five hits with the biggest being a walk-off three-run home run by Caroline Seitz to defeat No. 2 Florida Gators 5-3.
There was a little bit of anxiety in the fifth inning on Sunday when Mississippi State's coaching staff decided to make a pitching change against the Auburn Tigers.
Starter Vance Tatum was pitching well for the Bulldogs and had only given up one run on three hits through 4 2/3 innings.
It has been 40 years since the Mississippi State Bulldogs have had such a lack of offense on the baseball field.
MSU was held scoreless by the Auburn Tigers once again on Saturday and lost a 4-0 decision at Dudy Noble Field.
It's the first time since 1975 that the Bulldogs have been shut out in three consecutive games.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are trying to talk their way out of this one.
After seeing the third-straight shutout go against them on Saturday in a 4-0 loss to the Auburn Tigers, the Bulldogs held a closed-door player meeting to discuss their offensive woes.
It has now been 28 innings since MSU has scored.
Noon signals lunch time for most.
On Saturday, it was a call to the diamond for Starkville and Choctaw County.
The Yellowjackets made their way back the field Saturday following aÂ Friday eveningÂ contest against Madison Central and it seemed the lack of down time had no effect as SHS picked up a 7-3 victory over the visiting Chargers at Yellowjacket Stadium/Carlisle Field.