Nikhazy throws eight scoreless, Caracci preserves 1-0 win over Texas A&M

HOOVER — Doug Nikhazy tried to prevent himself from thinking about what his counterpart was doing.  Texas A&M’s John Doxakis, one of the finest left-handed arms in college baseball and a potential first round pick in next month’s MLB Draft, was tearing through the Ole Miss lineup. Doxakis fanned 10 hitters and did not allow … Continue reading “Nikhazy throws eight scoreless, Caracci preserves 1-0 win over Texas A&M”

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Survives LSU and 17 Crazy Innings

It took 17 innings, 30 hits, and 552 pitches, but at the end of a long night and early morning at the Hoover Met, Mississippi State advanced into the winner’s bracket following a 6-5 win over LSU in 17 innings. Brian Hadad looks at how it was done and why he’s excited for tonight’s showdown … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Survives LSU and 17 Crazy Innings”

Mississippi State Endures 17 Innings to Defeat LSU 6-5 in SEC Tournament

When Mississippi State plays LSU, you can usually rely on a script, the Bulldogs will take an early lead but miss a few chances to blow the game open, the Tigers will rally to tie it up, then take the win in the late innings. If you’re going to break that script, something out of … Continue reading “Mississippi State Endures 17 Innings to Defeat LSU 6-5 in SEC Tournament”

Rebels unable to solve Arkansas bullpen, fall into loser’s bracket in Hoover

HOOVER — A cleanly played baseball game from his supporting cast could have issued Zack Phillips a more favorable fate, but the left-hander received insufficient defensive play and run support in a 5-3 loss to Arkansas on Wednesday. The Rebels will play a loser’s bracket elimination game against Texas A&M on Thursday morning at 9:30.  … Continue reading “Rebels unable to solve Arkansas bullpen, fall into loser’s bracket in Hoover”

Ethridge dazzles, Olenek records another save as Ole Miss tops Missouri in SEC Tournament

HOOVER — As his team sunk into a season-ending slump, a sometimes stubborn Mike Bianco is trying new things. Thomas Dillard is hitting in the leadoff spot. Center fielder Ryan Olenek is closing games. Those two things, along with seven innings of brilliant work from Will Ethridge, led to a 2-1 win over Missouri on … Continue reading “Ethridge dazzles, Olenek records another save as Ole Miss tops Missouri in SEC Tournament”

Borkey Show: The Warriors are in the middle of becoming an all-time great sports dynasty

After the Warriors’ sweep of Portland last night they became the first team since 1966 to go to 5 consecutive finals. They’ve also won 3 of the last 4 titles and are poised to make it 4 of 5. It isn’t the greatest dynasty yet, but that’s what they’re becoming. However, it isn’t being covered … Continue reading “Borkey Show: The Warriors are in the middle of becoming an all-time great sports dynasty”

Thunder & Lightning: Looking at a Decade of Iconic Athletes at Mississippi State

Jake Mangum’s career as a Diamond Dawg got another historic moment, as on Monday he became the first two time winner of the Ferriss Trophy. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at Mangum’s career and legacy with the three other athletes they would consider Mississippi State icons that they have had the privilege to cover.

Ole Miss SEC Tournament notebook: Olenek an option out of the bullpen in the postseason

HOOVER — In some ways, Ryan Olenek has been a barometer for the effectiveness of the Ole Miss bullpen.  He made three appearances in a three-week span from the end of February to March 16. He threw a scoreless inning against UT-Martin on February 26, another perfect inning at Louisville on March 13 and surrendered his … Continue reading “Ole Miss SEC Tournament notebook: Olenek an option out of the bullpen in the postseason”

Mississippi State Baseball Brings Home the Ferriss Trophy and SEC Honors

It was a banner day for Mississippi State baseball, as the Diamond Dawgs brought home the Ferris Trophy and a plethora of honors from the SEC. It started with Jake Mangum, who became the first two time winner of the state’s most prestigious honor for a baseball player. TWICE AS NICE 🏆 Jake Mangum becomes … Continue reading “Mississippi State Baseball Brings Home the Ferriss Trophy and SEC Honors”