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Friday, April 18, 2014

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Early runs prove to be key for LSU

HOOVER, Ala. — One inning got away from No. 7 seed Alabama but that’s all it took.
No. 2 seed  LSU scored three runs off of the Crimson Tide in the first and the “visitors” were never able to recover, losing 3-0 at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. (May 23, 2013, Page 7)

Mayers leads Rebels to win in SEC opener

Had his team pitched better out of the bullpen in recent weeks, Mike Bianco believes his team may have avoided playing the first single-elimination game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. (May 22, 2013, Page 8)

Rebels stay alive with pitching gem

HOOVER, Ala. — The ninth-seeded Rebels were a part of another shutout Wednesday.
This time, however, it was Ole Miss that did the shutting out. (May 24, 2012, Page 6)

Stratton leads Bulldogs past No. 1 LSU

HOOVER, Ala. — Mississippi State continued its battle through the nation’s toughest conference baseball tournament Wednesday afternoon by knocking off top-seeded LSU 3-2 at Regions Park. (May 24, 2012, Page 8)

Offense fails Rebels in SEC opener

HOOVER, Ala. — A.J. Reed didn’t just do a little of everything for Kentucky on Tuesday.
The southpaw shut out Ole Miss for 5.1 innings in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park.
And then, as if that wasn’t enough, the freshman also went 4-for-4 at the plate with three singles and a solo home run in the fourth inning that proved to be the difference in the 2-0 Kentucky victory. (May 23, 2012, Page 5A)

Loss leaves Rebels still searching for offense

HOOVER, Ala. — The Rebels are hurting, and in a big way.
A week ago Ole Miss was coming off of a three-game sweep of Tennessee and even felt like there was an outside shot of a host spot in the upcoming NCAA Tournament if they didn’t sputter down the stretch. (May 23, 2012, Page 6A)

MSU pounds Hogs to start SEC Tournament

HOOVER, Ala. — A six-run ninth inning highlighted a banner day for the Mississippi State baseball team. The seventh-seeded Bulldogs used that big burst late to sprint past the sixth-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks 9-1 in second game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Regions Park. (May 23, 2012, Page 6A)

Is it time for a new SEC baseball tourney format?

With the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament coming up in just a few weeks, Editor Don Whitten wonders if it isn’t time to consider changing the format for the eight-team tournament since most coaches and players don’t want to play the five or six games it usually takes to win the title because they’re already looking ahead to the NCAA tourney. (May 13, 2011, Page 4A)

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