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Monday Morning Coffee Break

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MSU football right around the corner...sort of...

Up this week (Thursday and Friday) is the final MSU football camp. While the first camp in June was very successful and had many of the top players in Mississippi and a few from the Southeast in attendance, the upcoming camp will have even more.

Following the football camp, SEC Football Media Days begin the next week. Up Tuesday (July 30) are Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina, followed by Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt on Wednesday (July 31) and Alabama, Kentucky, MSU, Tennessee on Thursday (Aug. 1).

The Friday (Aug. 2) after media days the football newcomers officially report. On Saturday (Aug. 3), two-a-days for the freshmen begin. On Tuesday (Aug. 6), the varsity officially report. MSU, on Wednesday (Aug. 7), has its local media day. Then on Thursday (Aug. 8), the entire team begins two-a-days.

On August 24 (Saturday) MSU has its Fan Day. All Bulldog fans are invited. No time has been determined yet. On August 31, MSU and Oregon begin the football season in Eugene, Oregon.

It's not to late to sign up for the Oregon/Mississippi State football game travel package.....

Join the many other MSU fans who have signed up for the Oregon/Mississippi State football game travel package. If you haven't done so, check out the Gene's Page Oregon/Mississippi State football game travel package. Click here to check it out.


Summer league Bulldog players update.

Senior Brian Owens, playing for the number No. 1 seed Jackson Indians in the 2002 Semi-Pro State Tournament, threw 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits. He also had 6 or 7 strikeouts. The Indians, playing the Jackson Dodgers, won by the 10-run rule. After the first inning, the Dodgers scored no runs. The Dodgers are made up of former players of Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Delta State and former pro players.

Junior Brent Lewis and senior Matthew Maniscalco, both playing for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League, are hitting .253 and .212. Brent has 1 home run and 12 RBIs in 91 at-bats while Matthew has 1 home run and 3 RBIs in 99 at-bats.

In the CICL League, the Danville Dans has three MSU players on their team, redshirt freshmen Winston Pearson and Brad Jones and sophomore Saunders Ramsey. Winston is batting .172 with 2 homers and 9 RBIs, while Brad is hitting .183 with no home runs and 16 RBIs. Brad, playing first base, has committed just 2 errors in 38 games (.992 fielding percentage). Saunders, in 18 appearances, has 8 saves (tied for third in the league) and a 2-1 record. He also has a 2.38 earned run average. The CICL is a wood bat hitting league which is a new experience for Brad and Winston.

Traveling over to the Coastal Plain League, redshirt freshman Thomas Berkery, playing for the Edenton Steamers, continues to lead the league in home runs with 7. Hitting .281, he also has 25 RBIs. Sophomore Todd Nicholas, playing for the same team, has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.68 in 44.0 innings. He has allowed 43 hits, walked 24 and struck out 27. Senior Steven Dowe, playing for the Durham Americans, has a 3-0 record with 5 saves and a 3.86 earned run average in 16 appearances.

Several MSU players are in the Clark Griffith League. Sophomore J.B. Tucker, playing for the Reston Hawks, is batting .397 with 2 home runs and 18 RBIs in 68 plate appearances. Redshirt freshman Jake Ociesa, playing on the same team, has a 1-3 record with a 4.64 earned average, while appearing in 5 games (all starts). In 33 innings, he has allowed 26 hits, while walking 19 and striking out 31. (There has been no change in stats for either of these players.-Gene).

In the Shenandoah Valley League junior Robby Goodson, playing for the Waynesboro Generals, has not allowed a run in 10.2 innings of relief pitching. Striking out 16 and walking 5, he has allowed 4 hits. He has a 3-0 record with 2 saves.


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Mary Ann has added all of the spring and summer Bulldog Celebration and other MSU events to the calendar that she has been notified of. If you don't see yours on the calendar, please email her at the email address listed below.

If you have a MSU related event coming up and you don't see it listed on the Gene's Page calendar, email Mary Ann your information and she will post it on the calendar. We purchased the calendar for your use, so please don't hesitate using it. Mary Ann's new email address is maryannswindoll@genespage.com.

Well, that wraps up this week's edition of the Monday Morning Bulldog Coffee Break.

Have a great Bulldog week!

Gene Swindoll

Archived Monday Morning Coffee Break Articles:
July 15, 2002
July 8, 2002
June 24, 2002
June 17, 2002
June 10, 2002
June 3, 2002
May 27, 2002
May 20, 2002
May 13, 2002
May 6, 2002
April 29, 2002
April 22, 2002
April 8, 2002
April 1, 2002
March 25, 2002
March 4, 2002
Feb. 25, 2002
Feb. 18, 2002
Feb. 11, 2002
Feb. 4, 2002
Jan. 28, 2002
Jan. 21, 2002
Jan. 14, 2002
Jan. 7, 2002
Dec. 31, 2001
Dec. 24, 2001
Dec. 17, 2001
Dec. 10, 2001
Dec. 3, 2001
Nov. 26, 2001
Nov. 19, 2001
Nov. 12, 2001
Nov. 7, 2001

Gene Swindoll is the owner of Gene's Page, the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports on the internet. The URL for Gene's Page is http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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