News from MSU Media Relations--March 6

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Men's Golf
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Mississippi State's men's golf team carded a round of 299 on Monday and stands in seventh place heading into Tuesday's final round of the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla. MSU opened the event with a round of 290 on Sunday to tie Auburn for the team lead after day one.

State's Noah Goldman continued his steady play with a 1-over par 73. The Longwood, Fla. sophomore stands two shots off the individual leader at 1-under par. Goldman was at even-par on the front nine, but had a three-hole stretch of bogey-birdie-bogey on the back nine to finish his round.

The Bulldogs were led by sophomore Matt Fast's 1-under par round of 71. The Hattiesburg, Miss.-native registered four birdies on the day to move into a tie for 18th in the individual standings. Sophomore Carlos Sainz, Jr. closed out his second round on a strong note. Sainz, Jr. was at 4-over par thru 16 holes, but closed out with back-to-back birdies on No. 16 and 17. He enters final-round play in 12th place.

North Carolina holds the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 1-over par followed by Auburn at 2-over par. East Tennessee State's Rhys Davies leads the individual race after posting the low-round of the day, shooting a 68.

The final round of the Seminole Intercollegiate will conclude on Tuesday. Live stats of the event are available at

STARKVILLE, Miss. - After a 3-2 showing at the UT-Chattanooga Frost Classic, Mississippi State returns home for two midweek contests. The Bulldogs will face Indiana State, March 6 at 3 p.m., and then take on Samford, March 7 at 4 p.m. Admission to all MSU softball games is free. Fans can also follow all the action live at

Chelsea Bramlett looks to keep her strong start to her collegiate career going. The freshman leads MSU in hitting with a .418 batting average. She also leads the conference in hits (33), runs (25) and stolen bases (20). Her 20 stolen bases currently put her third on MSU's all-time freshman list.

Kelli Miller comes into the Frost Classic with a 5-3 record and a 1.28 ERA. In 43.2 innings of work, the senior has struck out 25 batters. Sara Hickerson is 2-2, with 33 strikeouts in 36 innings of work. She also has a conference-high five saves.

Indiana State enters Tuesday's midweek contest with a 10-5. In previous action, ISU went 3-2 at the Georgia Tech Buzz Classic. The Sycamores opened the tournament defeating No. 21 Georgia Tech, 2-1. Indiana State then fell to Centenary, 5-3. The following day, ISU swept a pair of games, shutting out Lipscomb, 6-0, and then dropping New Mexico in five innings, 10-1. The Sycamores, however, fell in the championship game versus Boston, 10-5. The Sycamores are led by infielder Meredith Simpson. The sophomore is hitting .340 with 15 runs and five RBI. Darcy Wood paces Indiana State from the circle. The junior is 6-4 with a 2.36 ERA. She has also struck out 72 batters in 68.1 innings. This is the first meeting between the two schools.

Samford comes into Wednesday's game with a 10-7 record. The Bulldogs are coming off a 3-2 showing at the UAB Magic City Classic. In the opening game, SU fell to UAB, 7-2. They then rattled off three straight victories over Birmingham-Southern (2-1), Ohio State (2-1), and another over BSC (8-6), before falling in the finale to UAB, 3-1. Samford is led by outfielder Shelley Stanley. The senior is hitting .308 with five home runs and ten RBI. She also has crossed the plate nine times. From the mound, sophomore Stephanie Royall is 8-4 with a 1.87 ERA. She also has 82 strikeouts in 82.1 innings. Mississippi State holds an 11-1 record all-time against Samford, including a doubleheader sweep last year in Starkville.

Following this week's action, the Bulldogs will take to the road to open conference play. MSU heads to No. 3 Alabama for a doubleheader on Saturday, followed by a single game on Sunday.

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Twenty-seven Mississippi State regular-season softball games, including any SEC and NCAA postseason appearance, emphasize the WMSV 91.1 FM softball broadcast schedule, released Monday by station manager Steve Ellis.

The schedule includes 25 games of State's 28-game conference schedule, including three game sets against Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Georgia. The schedule will begin with MSU's SEC-opening three-game set at Alabama and will conclude with every potential Mississippi State game in the 2007 SEC Tournament in Auburn, Ala., as well as possible appearances by the Bulldogs in the NCAA Regionals, Super Regionals and the NCAA Women's College World Series.

The broadcast schedule will be aired by Starkville's WMSV 91.1, the official campus radio station of Mississippi State University. Live streaming audio of all WMSV programming is also available for listeners via a live audio link on WMSV's web site, RealPlayer is required to listen to WMSV's audio stream.

Broadcasting veteran Stephen Cole, a senior communication major at MSU, will handle the play-by-play duties for every softball game.

Mississippi State is coming off a 3-2 weekend at the UT-Chattanooga Frost Classic. The Bulldogs return to action Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action against Indiana State (10-5) in a 3 p.m. contest at the MSU Softball Field. Admission to all 2006 MSU Softball home games is free.


Mar. 10--at Alabama (DH)--1:00 p.m.
Mar. 11--at Alabama--1:30 p.m.
Mar. 13--at Kentucky (Gm. 2)--4:00 p.m.
Mar. 15--at Morehead State (Gm. 2)--4:00 p.m.
Mar. 17--at Tennessee (DH)--1:00 p.m.
Mar. 18--at Tennessee--11:30 a.m.
Mar. 24--Auburn (DH)--1:00 p.m.
Mar. 25--Auburn--1:00 p.m.
Mar. 28--v. Ole Miss (Madison, Miss.)--6:30 p.m.
Mar. 31--South Carolina (DH)--1:00 p.m.
Apr. 1--South Carolina--1:00 p.m.
Apr. 6--Ole Miss--6:00 p.m.
Apr. 7--Ole Miss (DH)--1:00 p.m.
Apr. 14--LSU (DH)--1:00 p.m.
Apr. 21--at Georgia (DH)--2:00 p.m.
Apr. 22--at Georgia--2:00 p.m.
Apr. 27--at Florida (Gm. 2)--5:00 p.m.
Apr. 28--at Florida--1:00 p.m.
May 4--Arkansas (Gm. 2)--5:00 p.m.
May 5--Arkansas--1:00 p.m.
May 10-12--SEC Tournament--TBA

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