The Comeback Kids were at it again in Omaha. Once again, for the second time in as many games in CWS action, a key two-out RBI hit in the eighth by a Bulldog while trailing led to ultimate victory for the Diamond Dawgs, this time over the Hoosiers, as the Bulldogs (50-18) advance to the bracket finals with a 5-4 victory over Indiana (49-15). Delivering the key two-out RBI hit on this occasion was PH/DH Trey Porter, who blasted a the two run single into the outfield to allow MSU to take the lead for good over the Hoosiers.
The Diamond Dawgs made the most out of their first trip to Omaha since 2007, defeating #3 national seed Oregon State by a score of 5-4 in Game 1 of the College World Series. The game saw the Bulldogs (49-18) come from behind twice to pull the victory out over the Beavers (50-12), including a two out RBI double by 1B Wes Rea in the eighth to put the Dawgs ahead for good.
The Braves won First-Place in the 7-8 year-old girls softball league. On the front row from left are Ella Portera, Allison Brents, Jamesha Fears, Harley Vaughn and Amiyah Tallie. On the second row from left are Jaycee Hudson, Josie Facella, Presley Glusenkamp, Morgan Smith, Aamelie Hunter and Alece Watkins. On the back row from left are coaches John David Higginbotham, James Daniels and Matt Glusenkamp. Submitted Photo
The Sure Shots 4-H Club has had a very busy year. In preparation for the Northeast Region Shooting Competition they participated in three qualifying events: The Golden Triangle Shooting Competition in Columbus, Alcorn County 4-H Shooting Competition in Glen, and the Pontotoc County 4-H Shotgun Competition in Pontotoc. Sure Shot members earned 18 first place medallions, 11 second place medallions, and three third place medallions from the competitions during the three competition span.
Any and every Mississippi State baseball fan was probably watching a television mid-afternoon Monday as the Bulldogs resumed their game against host Virginia leading the three-game series 1-0 and game two 5-3. I was glued to the television myself Sunday night, but forecasted rain made the avid Diamond Dawg fan have to wait a little longer for Omaha.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs left little doubt they are one of the best teams in the country this year, as they swept the #6 national seed University of Virginia Cavaliers 2 games to none on their own home turf in Charlottesville to advance to the 2013 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, next weekend. The trip to Omaha will be the ninth for the Bulldogs in school history, the first since 2007, and the first in the five year regime with Coach John Cohen at the helm.
The Red Sox recently finished the Dizzy Dean regular season undefeated. Pictured above are the coaches from left, Jeremy Duke, Alvin Bowen, Terrance Gibson, Ches Harrington and Junior Ray. Not pictured is Brock Turnipseed. On the middle row from left are Greyson Klutts, John Ross Craven, Chris White and Jaylon Davis. On the bottom row from left are Brandon Naramore, Alvin Bowen, Nathan Harrington and Demarrious Parker. Â Not pictured are Dalton Turnipseed, Cole Lloyd, Bo Harris and Jaquay Cooperwood Submitted Photo
Kathleen Gallagher, 16, of Greenwood dethroned two-time defending Mississippi Womenâ€™s Golf Association State Champion Ally McDonald, a Mississippi State University golfer and Fulton native, by one hole in match play Thursday afternoon at Old Waverly Golf Course to take the 2013 Womenâ€™s Golf Amateur crown. Kathleen is the daughter of Cissye Gallagher and former-PGA player Jim Gallagher Jr. Gallagher is currently a player at Pillow Academy in Greenwood.