STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State sophomore outfielder Joseph Hunter of Germantown, Tenn., was named to the NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament Team Sunday afternoon.

Hunter making diving catch against Jacksonville State
"> STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State sophomore outfielder Joseph Hunter of Germantown, Tenn., was named to the NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament Team Sunday afternoon.

Hunter making diving catch against Jacksonville State
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Hunter Named to Regional All-Tournament Team

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/01games/baseball/2004/june5/huntercatch.jpg" align="left"> STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State sophomore outfielder Joseph Hunter of Germantown, Tenn., was named to the NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament Team Sunday afternoon.<P> <h6><i>Hunter making diving catch against Jacksonville State</i></h6>

The Bulldogs' starting center fielder turned in a stellar weekend at the plate and in the field, hitting at a .727 clip while playing error-free on defense. Hunter went 4-for-4 in MSU's regional-opening game against Texas Tech, had hits in his first seven plate appearances and finished with an 8-for-11 weekend. Hunter (.311) lashed a double, his third home run of the season and drove in a team-leading five runs.

Host Georgia Tech turned back Texas Tech 5-3 in Sunday's regional championship game at Russ Chandler Stadium to advance to this weekend's super regional competition.

Mississippi State concluded its 114th season of baseball with a 35-24 record after splitting elimination round games Saturday. State held off Jacksonville State 7-6 in Saturday's opener but Texas Tech rallied late in the nightcap to claim a 14-7 decision, ending the Bulldogs' postseason run.

NCAA ATLANTA REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

  • Cooper Fouts, C, Texas Tech
  • Whit Robbins, 1B, Georgia Tech
  • Eric Patterson, 2B, Georgia Tech
  • Tyler Greene, SS, Georgia Tech
  • Josh Haney, 3B, Texas Tech
  • Joseph Hunter, OF, Mississippi State
  • Cody Fuller, OF, Texas Tech
  • Clifton Remole, OF, Georgia Tech
  • Josh Brady, DH, Texas Tech
  • Micah Owings, P, Georgia Tech
  • Andrew Kown, P, Georgia Tech

    Most Outstanding Player: Eric Patterson, Georgia Tech


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