News from MSU Media Relations--March 7

The lastest sports news from the MSU Media Relations Department...

Men's Golf
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Mississippi State sophomore golfer Noah Goldman registered his second-straight top-10 finish on Tuesday at the 2007 Seminole Intercollegiate. The Longwood, Fla.-native carded a team-best 1-over par round to complete the 54-hole event in eighth place. As a team, State posted a round of 305 to finish 12th in the team standings. The squad fired rounds of 290 and 299 on the previous two days at Golden Eagle Country Club.

Sophomore Carlos Sainz, Jr. registered a top-20 finish in the three-day event with a final round 4-over par. The Elgin, Ill. -native fired an eagle on the par-5 15th hole. Matt Fast also posted a final round score of 76. Brian Mason finished the Bulldog scorecard with an 80.

Southeastern Conference foe Auburn claimed the team title, finishing at 1-over par for the tournament. North Carolina and Florida State finished second and third respectively. East Tennessee State's Rhys Davies took home medalist honors at 6-under par.

MState will trek to Springfield, La. for the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate on March 12-13. Southeastern Louisiana will serve as host to the event. Last season, the Bulldogs finished runner up in the event.


Softball
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State got just enough out of its offense, and Stephanie Comeaux and Kelsey Nurnberg kept the Indiana State in check, as the MSU defeated the Sycamores, 2-1. The Bulldogs improve to 14-8, while ISU falls to 10-6.

"I thought it was a real good sign the way Stephanie came out and threw today," said MSU head coach Jay Miller. "I thought she really came out and took control. Kelsey did a great job coming in relief and shutting the door and not giving them an opportunity. We generated a few runs at the top of the order, playing a short game, and I thought that was a good sign."

MSU scored first in the second inning. With two outs and Hayle Guess on first, Blair Hewett singled, sending Guess to third. Chelsea Bramlett then sent a dribbler down the third base line that was heading foul. But ISU third baseman Christina Meyers fielded the ball in fair territory, allowing Bramlett to reach and Guess to come home with the game's first run.

The Sycamores tied the game in the third. Jessica McGivney led off with a double to left center. Two outs later, Meredith Simpson singled, driving in McGivney.

State got the game-winning run in the fifth. Bramlett led off with a bunt single, and stole second. Nakita Boyce then singled to right field, and kept going to second, sacrificing herself and allowing Bramlett to cross the plate.

Stephanie Comeaux (3-1) went five innings for the victory, striking out two. Kelsey Nurnberg finished the game, picking up her second save of the year.

Mississippi State returns to action tomorrow against Samford at 3 p.m. Admission to all MSU softball games is free.


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