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Knights bounce back for win

June 21, 2013

As pool play continued in the United States Speciality Sports Association 11-year old State championships, the Starkville Knights defeated Vicksburg Billies 6-5.
After losing game one to the Columbus Clippers, the Knights took a note from Mississippi State and asked their coach to let them loosen up and have a little fun.

Teams use big innings in USSSA pool play

June 21, 2013

The big innings appeared to be the theme on Thursday as the United States Speciality Sports Association 11-Under State Tournament got underway at the Starkville Sportsplex.
The Mississippi Bash used a five-run fourth inning for insurance in their game as they earned a 10-2 victory against the Golden Spikes 11-U Navy in the Class A division.

Girodo gets hot for Bulldogs

June 19, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – Thomas Edison and Chad Girodo have something in common according to Mississippi State pitching coach Butch Thompson.
Edison, a 19th century inventor, and Girodo, a left-handed pitcher for the Bulldogs, both overcome obstacles to until success knocked on their doors.

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WAIT COLUMN: Bulldogs enjoy time at the zoo while in Omaha

June 19, 2013

I am enjoying my time in Omaha, Neb., and so are the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
MSU is 2-0 in the College World Series for just the second time and do not play again until Friday. They will have to be beaten twice.
The Bulldogs are one win away from the best-of-three championship series next week.

Knight, Clippers play State in own backyard

June 19, 2013

Being on the road so much makes coming home even sweeter.
Nothing could be more true for Jeff Markham and his baseball team who are finally coming home to take part in the USSSA Mississippi State Championships 11-Under baseball tournament this weekend at the Starkville Sportsplex.

Coach Corner: Buckner looks forward to second year at SCS

June 19, 2013

Luke Buckner is excited about the possibilities as he enters the second season as the coach of the Starkville Christian Lady Cougars.
After going through one season already with the Lady Cougars, Buckner believes they will be ahead of the game moving forward just because the coaching philosophy won't change.

Mitchell, friends enjoy Omaha experience

June 18, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – Jamie Mitchell has been a Mississippi State baseball fan for most of his life.
The Starkville High School football head coach has been to the College World Series once before this year's event, but the Bulldogs were not participating.
This year, Mitchell is getting to experience the thrill of seeing his team play in the event.

Porter's patience pays off for MSU

June 18, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – Trey Porter may have been the last person Mississippi State fans might think could deliver in the clutch on college baseball's biggest stage.
The senior Bulldog hasn't seen a ton of action this postseason. Porter has taken just eight at-bats in 12 postseason games this year.
Before Monday night's game against Indiana, Porter had just one hit and one RBI.

Focus on Sportsplex: USSSA 11 State comes to Starkville

June 18, 2013

The United States Specialty Sports Association will have part of its focus on Starkville this week.
Beginning Thursday, the Starkville Sportsplex will host the USSSA 11-year old A, AA, AAA and Major Mississippi State championships baseball tournament. Teams from all across Mississippi will begin later this week with action running through Sunday.

SMITH COLUMN: Starkville, baseball huge hit

June 18, 2013

Baseball, baseball, baseball
Hope you haven't got tired of the sport because there's more of it on the way.
There is always baseball news coming out of this town, but lately, it has really started to pick up.
For Starkville as it's sure to be in other communities, baseball doesn't end when the schools get out for summer vacation.

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