Tournament time pressures can bring unlikely heroes to the top. So with Mississippi State facing NCAA elimination Saturday, it was the bottom half of the Bulldog order rising to the occasion. "Everyone in our lineup has the potential to come through with the big hit," said 2B Matthew Britton. "We all can do it. It just happened to be us four today."
June 2, 2012
Only daily observers of the Diamond Dogs would have noticed. But there are lots of those, and they did indeed notice that fellow wearing the 30 jersey last week. "My wife was like, you revealed your number finally," Coach Butch Thompson said.
May 30, 2012
They knew their name was coming up. But kids are kids. As the selection show wound on with no ‘Mississippi State' on the screen, well… "They were looking deep into the books to make sure the SEC still had an automatic bid," John Cohen said. "It took a while for us to be called out."
May 28, 2012
HOLDER-ING ON: Not that he would have minded throwing again. After all, that would have meant his team had a win for the saving. But Jonathan Holder will take a day without pitching as an opportunity to be fresh for the next save assignment. And given the rookie's record so far, when Holder takes the hill it ought to be game over.
May 24, 2012
Runs batted in? No, Mississippi State specializes in runners battered in. Three Bulldogs were pushed across by plunkings in four-run first inning, sending State on their way to a 4-2 Sunday victory over Ole Miss. "Yeah, we did enough," Coach John Cohen said.
April 29, 2012