State Judging Draft Looking to 2017

It was a proud program moment when a record number of Diamond Dogs went drafted over the weekend. Now though the aftermath is evaluating who will take the money and run; who may stay around; and how the recruiting class has been impacted.
June 13, 2016

State Has Modern-Day Record for Drafted Dogs

UPDATED: Add three more varsity Bulldogs to the drafted list, bringing the total to a modern-day record of ten. LHP Vance Tatum went in the 18th round, #553 overall, to Kansas City. Three picks later it was RHP Austin Sexton going #556 in the same round to St. Louis. And in round 20, C Jack Kruger was drafted by Los Angeles’ Angels at #606.
June 11, 2016

Draft Days Prime Time for Bulldogs

A year ago no varsity Diamond Dogs were called in the Major League draft. That will turn-around entirely here in 2016.
June 8, 2016

Draft, Departure Begins Trimming 2016 Roster

There will still be plenty of roster trimming between now and Opening Day 2016. But the first few self-selected ‘cuts’ have already occurred, whether by recruited players opting for professional baseball or veterans moving on in their own career paths.
June 22, 2015

“No Question A Sense Of Urgency”

He’s seen the numbers. Probably he’s heard the way-early projections, too. And he absolutely knows the record, along with remaining opponents. What Coach John Cohen won’t do is push any sort of panic button at Mississippi State’s shaky mid-season state. “We’ve all been through these things before.”
April 8, 2015

Dogs Salvage Split With 3-1 Sunday Win

The starting pitcher didn’t want to exit. The fans didn’t want him to, either. “It seemed like a really popular move in the ballpark,” Coach John Cohen dead-panned afterwards. But handing both ball and intense situation in a tied game over to Trevor Fitts proved the correct call after all.
March 29, 2015

Bullpen Breakdown Means 8-4 Rubber Game Loss

John Cohen’s glare could have ignited the box score he was holding. That’s how hard the coach was taking an 8-4, rubber-game loss to Alabama which by most rights Mississippi State should have won. Most. Not all.
March 15, 2015

Sexton, Dogs Ready For SEC Season Opener

He’s feeling quite fine about life in the weekend rotation. Four starts, a couple of wins, lots of strikeouts and limited walks. Yes, Austin Sexton is thriving so far as a starter. “But I’ve got to stop giving up those dang two-run home runs!”
March 12, 2015