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Patience pays off for Laster

Two of Lucas Laster's four starts came in the postseason for Mississippi State. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

STARKVILLE – Not many Mississippi State fans were familiar with Lucas Laster before his start in the Governor’s Cup in mid April. After all, the junior college transfer had pitched in just four games prior. But Laster did enough in his

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Louisiana-Lafayette preview

Mississippi State will go for its third NCAA Regional title in four years at 8:05 p.m. tonight on ESPN3.com The Bulldogs did not know their opponent when the day began but Louisiana-Lafayette’s 11-1 victory to eliminate Jackson State earlier in

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Jackson State preview

Two of Lucas Laster's four starts came in the postseason for Mississippi State. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

No. 17 Mississippi State will meet a familiar foe in the winner’s bracket of the Lafayette Regional. Fourth-seeded Jackson State pulled one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history downing top-ranked and No.1 seed Louisiana-Lafayette 1-0 at M.L. “Tigue”

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San Diego State preview

Pitcher Zac Houston has appeared in four games as a true freshman for the Bulldogs. (Photo courtesy of MSU)

LAFAYETTE, La., – Mississippi State will make its fourth straight NCAA Regional appearance and 34th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Last year the Bulldogs won their own regional in Starkville but this time will be on the road in

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Florida preview

AUSTIN SEXTON 3

Mississippi State will play for a second time on Friday with its 12-inning 7-6 loss to Kentucky spilling over into the wee morning hours from Thursday. As a result of the loss, the Bulldogs missed out on a bye and

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Kentucky preview

Former Amory and Itawamba C.C. catcher Zack Randolph has started 15 games this season. (Lee Adams/ Special to the Daily Journal)

Mississippi State has yet to play a traditional nine-inning ballgame at the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Bulldogs eliminated Georgia 5-4 in 10-innings on Tuesday and clobbered South Carolina 12-0 in seven frames on Wednesday. No. 5 seed MSU will attempt

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Bulldogs blank South Carolina, 12-0

HOOVER, Ala., – Mississippi State has struggled offensively at times this season. Wednesday night against South Carolina was not one of those occasions. The Bulldogs erupted for eight runs in the top of the seventh inning to run-rule the fourth-seeded Gamecocks 12-0

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South Carolina preview

Wes Rea leads Mississippi State with four home runs on the year. (Lee Adams/ Special to the Daily Journal)

Mississippi State survived Day 1 at the SEC Tournament eliminating Georgia 5-4 in 10-innings Tuesday night. But the fourth-seeded Bulldogs will not have long to celebrate as No. 4 seed South Carolina now stands in the way. The two teams

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MSU walks off in 10-innings against Georgia

HOOVER, Ala., -After Georgia tied things up by scoring two runs with two outs in the ninth inning, Mississippi State didn’t panic. MSU had been there before during the regular season. State rallied back in the bottom of the 10th

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Georgia preview

Preston Brown is 4-2 with a 2.82 ERA this season as a sophomore. (Lee Adams/ Special to the Daily Journal)

Mississippi State understands arduous process to advance to the SEC Tournament Championship. The Bulldogs hoisted the 2012 SEC Tournament title by playing six games in six days. That will be the same path MSU will have to take this time

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Alabama preview

Vance Tatum went 2-0 as a true freshman and is 4-0 this summer. (Photo Courtesy of MSU Athletics)

Mississippi State still has plenty to play for heading into the final weekend of the regular season. The 20th-ranked Bulldogs sit in second place in the SEC Western Division and sport the same 16-11 conference record as South Carolina and

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