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SCHEDULE/RESULTS

FEBRUARY 19 Rhode Island................................. W, 9-8 20 Rhode Island .................................. W, 9-0 21 Rhode Island ................................ W, 12-6 23 UAB ................................................ W, 6-5 26 Southeastern Louisiana ................. L, 1-4 27 Southeastern Louisiana ................. L, 5-8 28 Southeastern Louisiana ................. L, 5-6 MARCH 2 South Alabama ..................................ppd 5 Southeast Missouri ........ W, 10-7 (10 inn.) 6 Michigan State .............................. W, 7-4 6 Southeast Missouri ...................... W, 3-2 7 Michigan State ............................ W, 14-6 10 Western Kentucky ........................ W, 9-3 12 vs. No. 15 Oklahoma ..................... L, 5-16 13 vs. No. 10 UCLA .............................. L, 2-5 14 at TAMU-Corpus Christi .................. L, 6-8 14 at TAMU-Corpus Christi ...... W, 4-2 (10 inn.) 17 Mississippi Valley State ............. W, 16-2 19 at Florida (FOX Sports-Fla.-TV) ...... L, 2-7 20 at Florida (Comcast-TV) ................. L, 4-5 21 at Florida (FOX Sports-Fla.-TV) ..... L, 1-4 24 Memphis......................................... W, 7-6 26 Georgia ..................................... 6:30 p.m. 27 Georgia .......................................... 2 p.m. 28 Georgia ..................................... 1:30 p.m. 30 vs. Ole Miss (Pearl, Miss.) .............. 6:30 p.m. APRIL 2 at South Carolina ............................. 6 p.m. 3 at South Carolina ............................. 3 p.m. 4 at South Carolina (ESPNU-TV) ....... 1 p.m. 6 Jackson State ........................... 6:30 p.m. 9 Arkansas ....................................... 6:30 p.m. 10 Arkansas ............................................. 2 p.m. 11 Arkansas ..................................... 1:30 p.m. 14 South Alabama .........................6:30 p.m. 16 Tennessee .....................................6:30 p.m. 17 Tennessee ......................................... 1 p.m. 18 Tennessee .................................... 1:30 p.m. 20 Alcorn State ................................. 6:30 p.m. 23 at Alabama .................................... 6:30 p.m. 24 at Alabama .......................................... 4 p.m. 25 at Alabama .......................................... 2 p.m. 30 Ole Miss (FOX-TV) ........................... 7 p.m. MAY 1 Ole Miss (SportSouth-TV) .......6:30 p.m. 2 Ole Miss (Comcast-TV) ........... 1:30 p.m. 4 at Jackson State (Pearl, Miss.) ....... 7:05 p.m. 5 vs. Southern Miss (Pearl, Miss.) ...... 6:30 p.m. 7 at Auburn ..................................... 6:30 p.m. 8 at Auburn ......................................... 3 p.m. 9 at Auburn ......................................... 1 p.m. 12 Northwestern State ................. 6:30 p.m. 14 Vanderbilt ................................. 6:30 p.m. 15 Vanderbilt ...................................... 2 p.m. 16 Vanderbilt ................................. 1:30 p.m. 18 at Southern Miss ........................... 6:30 p.m. 20 at LSU (Cox Sports-TV) .................... 7 p.m. 21 at LSU (Cox Sports-TV) .................... 7 p.m. 22 at LSU (Comcast-TV) ........................ 3 p.m. 26-30 SEC Tournament ..................... Hoover, Ala.

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

BULLDOG BASEBALL 2010

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State opens home SEC slate hosting Georgia — Mississippi State (12-9, 0-3 SEC) opens its 15-game, five-weekend SEC home schedule and closes out its March home schedule with a three-game weekend series against Georgia (8-13, 0-3) at Dudy Noble Field. The league series begins with a 6:30 p.m. Friday and continues with games Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. On the air — All three of this weekend’s contests will be broadcast on the 14-station MSU Baseball Radio Network, with live on-line video and audio streaming available to subscribers of MSU’s “Maroon to the Max” (www.MStateAthletics.com/M2Mlive). Home again — The Georgia series wraps up State’s 10-game March home schedule. Prior to Wednesday’s 7-6 win over Memphis at Dudy Noble Field, State had played seven of its last eight games away from home. State is 1-6 away from home, including a 1-3 mark in the Whataburger College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas, and an 0-3 showing in last weekend’s SEC season-openinge rseries at Florida. Five of those games were against teams ranked among the nation’s top 15. Pitching plans — As they did last weekend at Florida, the MSU coaching staff has tabbed freshman right-handers Kendall Graveman (1-1, 4.98) and Chris Stratton (2-2, 2.63) for starts in the first two games of the Georgia series. Graveman, from Alexander City, Ala., took the loss in his first career start last weekend in Gainesville (6.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 0 K). Stratton, a Tupelo, Miss., native, registered his second quality start in a no-decision Saturday start against the Gators (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K). State has not designated a Sunday starter. Georgia’s all right-handed starting weekend rotation includes senior Jeff Walters (0-2, 9.58), junior Justin Grimm (1-2, 5.16) and sophomore Michael Palazzone (3-2, 9.15). Dog-eat-Dog baseball world — Georgia’s Bulldogs swept last year’s three-game set in Athens, and with wins in seven of the last eight series games, hold a 40-39 all-time series lead over State, though MSU holds a slim 19-18 edge in games played in Starkville. Georgia has won the last seven series, and since the SEC adopted the three-game series format in 1986, UGA owns an 11-6-3 lead in series wins with MSU. Georgia dropped all three of its SEC season-opening series against Auburn at Athens. Last year at Georgia — State left a dozen base-runners stranded in each game as Georgia swept State (5-3, 4-0, 10-6) in Athens Mar. 20-22. MSU out-hit UGA 14-7 in a 5-3 loss in the opener and succumbed to eighth-inning rallies in dropping the other two games. UGA broke open a pitching duel with three runs in the eighth in a 4-0 Saturday win and erased a 5-3 MSU advantage with a seven-run eighth-inning burst in taking the series finale 10-6. State out-hit Georgia 30-26 for the series, but UGA’s total included 10 extra-base hits, six of them home runs that accounted for 11 of Georgia’s 19 runs. Will Clark on CWS Legends Team ballot — Former Mississippi State and Major League Baseball standout first baseman Will Clark (1983-85) is on the ballot for the 2010 NCAA CWS Legends Team, being voted on by fans, coaches and media members to commemorate 60 years of the College World Series at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium. Clark starred on MSU’s 1985 club that finished tied for third in the ‘85 CWS, MSU’s highest baseball final finish. Fans can vote on-line at NCAA.com/cws throgh April 16. On deck for the Dogs — Next week the Bulldogs make the first of three 2010 appearances at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss., taking on Ole Miss in the fourth annual Governor’s Trophy Game Tuesday night (6:30 p.m.). The Bulldogs then travel to Columbia, SC., Apr. 2-4, for an Easter Weekend series (6 p.m./, 3 p.m./1 p.m. CDT) against the Gamecocks. It will mark State’s first appearance at South Carolina’s new Carolina Stadium. MSU season baseball media credentials will be accepted for all three of State’s 2010 games at Trustmark Pearl this season (vs. UM Apr. 30, vs. Jackson State May 3 & vs. USM May 4).

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Trustmark Park Pearl, Miss. 6:30 p.m. CDT Radio: network Probable starter TBA

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USC Press Box (803) 777-6648

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Dudy Noble Field Starkville, Miss. 6:30 p.m. CDT Radio: network Probable starter

Dudy Noble Field Starkville, Miss. 2:00 p.m. CDT Radio: network Probable starter

Fr. RHP Kendall Graveman (1-1, 4.98, 21.2 IP, 8 K)

Fr. RHP Chris Stratton (2-2, 2.63, 27.1 IP, 28 K)

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Dudy Noble Field Starkville, Miss. 1:30 p.m. CDT Radio: network Probable starter TBA

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MISSISSIPPI

The JOHN COHEN file PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Birth date: September 21, 1966 Birth place: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wife: Nelle (Bashinsky) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Daughters: Jordan Baker (15) and Avery Lawson (13) EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

High School: Tuscaloosa (Ala) Academy,1985 Undergraduate: Mississippi State University, 1990 (English) Graduate: Missouri, 1994 (sports management) PLAYING CAREER

1982-85: Tuscaloosa (Ala) Academy 1986: Birmingham-Southern 1987-90: Mississippi State University 1990-91: Minnesota Twins farm system PLAYING HONORS

1990: First-team All-Southeastern Conference 1990: MILB draft - 22nd round (Minnesota Twins) COACHING BACKGROUND

1992-94: Missouri (graduate assistant coach) 1995-97: Missouri (assistant coach) 1998-2001: Northwestern State (head coach) 2002-03: University of Florida (assistant coach) 2004-08: University of Kentucky (head coach) 2009 —: Mississippi State University (head coach) COACHING HONORS

1998: Southland Conference Coach of the Year 2001: Southland Conference Coach of the Year 2005: USA Baseball National Team 2006: SEC/ABCA South Region Coach of the Year 2006: National Coach of the Year

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John Cohen, regarded by many as one of college baseball’s top offensive tacticians, is in his second year as head baseball coach at Mississippi State University. He was introduced as MSU’s 16th head baseball coach June 7, 2008, exactly 18 years to the day after leaving Omaha, Neb., and the 1990 NCAA College World Series following his final game as a Mississippi State player. Cohen’s return to Starkville, Miss., and Dudy Noble Field in 2009 completed a success-filled and fast-paced circle that began when the Tuscaloosa, Ala., native first joined the Baseball Bulldog family as a player in 1987. He returned to Mississippi State seasoned with 17 years of collegiate coaching experience, nine years as a collegiate head coach, the previous five as head coach at Southeastern Conference Eastern Division rival Kentucky. The Bulldog skipper, an All-Southeastern Conference outfielder during his playing career at Mississippi State, sports a 346-226-1 coaching mark (.605) entering his 11th season as a collegiate head coach in 2010. In his previous coaching assignments at Missouri (1992-97), Northwestern (La.) State (1998-2001), Florida (2002-03) and Kentucky (2004-08), Cohen has been associated with teams that piled up 555 wins and earned five NCAA postseason advancements. His prowess as one of the nation’s top young hitting instructors has mounted with each step along the way in his coaching career. But it took on national proportions in 2006 when, in his third season at Kentucky, he guided the Wildcats to a remarkable worst-to-first finish in the rugged Southeastern Conference. Under Cohen, UK posted a school-best 44-win season, the school’s first SEC baseball title and brought the first NCAA regional baseball tournament to Lexington. Cohen’s coaching efforts did not go unnoticed. He was accorded national coach of the year honors by both the College Baseball Foundation and CollegeBaseballInsider.com and, for the third time in his career, was tabbed by his peers for conference coach of the year acco-

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lades. He has assembled a well-respected and highly-skilled staff, featuring coaches well-versed in Mississippi State’s colorful baseball history, the Magnolia State’s high school and junior college programs, and the highly-competitive Southeastern Conference. All the while Cohen has continued to move the MSU baseball program forward. In the all-important recruiting realm, Cohen’s first full recruiting class, 20 signees strong, was the SEC’s largest for 2008-09. More importantly, it was ranked by Baseball America as the nation’s eighth-best, the highest national for an MSU baseball recruiting class since 2000. On the facilities front, Mississippi State’s already-impressive baseball plant added an auxiliary outdoor practice infield adjacent to the spacious Palmeiro Center. And over the summer the playing surface at Dudy Noble Field received a dramatic and badly-needed $700,000 makeover that included all-new drainage and irrigation systems and a complete re-sodding. His commitment to excellence in the classroom resulted in a 3.31 team grade point average during the 2008 fall semester, MSU Baseball’s best semester GPA in school history and the second-highest of the semester among men’s sports team at State that semester. Mississippi State added to its SEC lead in all-time academic allconference awards when a league-best 19 Diamond Dogs were named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for 2009. In addition, five MSU freshmen were accorded SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll status. He rates as one of 22 active college head coaches to have played in the NCAA College World Series. Cohen is also one of three SEC head baseball coaches coaching at his alma mater and the fifth Mississippi State grad to serve in that capacity at MSU. Cohen, 43, is married to the former Nelle Bashinsky,, also from Tuscaloosa, Ala., and they Bashinsky have two daughters - Jordan Baker and Avery Lawson.. Lawson

COACH JOHN COHEN COACHING YEAR-BY-YEAR Year School Position Record 1992 Missouri grad. asst. 34-22 1993 Missouri grad. asst. 30-19 1994 Missouri grad. asst. 32-26 1995 Missouri asst. coach 19-34 1996 Missouri asst. coach 39-19 1997 Missouri asst. coach 31-27 1998 Northwestern State head coach 40-20 1999 Northwestern State head coach 38-21 2000 Northwestern State head coach 30-26 2001 Northwestern State head coach 38-17 2002 Florida asst. coach 37-21-1 2003 Florida asst. coach 46-19 2004 Kentucky head coach 24-30 2005 Kentucky head coach 29-27 2006 Kentucky head coach 44-17 2007 Kentucky head coach 34-19-1 2008 Kentucky head coach 44-19 2009 Mississippi State head coach 25-29 2010 Mississippi State head coach 12-9 Overall coaching record (19th season) 592-421-2 Head coaching record (10th season) 358-235-1 Mississippi State record (2nd season) 37-38

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Team honors

NCAA Regional Southland Conference champions Southland Conference champions NCAA Regional NCAA Regional 7-23 7-22 20-10 13-16-1 16-14 9-20 0-3 72-92 9-23

SEC champions/NCAA Regional NCAA Regional

(updated Mar. 24)

2010

MISSISSIPPI

Connor Powers climbing MSU’s HR/RBI charts — After piling up 19 home runs as a junior last spring,

senior first baseman Connor Powers (Naperville, Ill.) has resumed his assault on MSU’s MSU CAREER HOME RUN LEADERS home run charts. Player (Seasons) G AB HR Powers raised 1. Rafael Palmeiro (1983-85) 183 720 67 his career HR total 2. Will Clark (1983-85) 175 534 61 to 46 and tied former 3. Bruce Castoria (1979-82) 202 685 58 228 822 51 MSU standout Rich- 4. Jon Knott (1998-2001) ard Lee (1995-98) 5. Tracy Echols (1986-87,89-90) 237 750 47 6. Richard Lee (1995-98) 248 967 46 for sixth place among Connor Powers (2007-09) 167 620 46 MSU’s career home 7. Tommy Raffo (1987-90) 218 760 45 221 721 44 run leaders with a 9. David Hayman (1993-96) 10. Brian Wiese (1996-99) 201 674 37 massive game-tying solo blast in the MSU CAREER RBI LEADERS Whataburger ColPlayer (Seasons) G AB RBI lege Classic finale at 1. Richard Lee (1995-98) 248 967 265 183 720 239 TAMU-Corpus Chris- 2. Rafael Palmeiro (1983-85) 202 685 213 ti (Mar. 14). He’s one 3. Bruce Castoria (1979-82) 4. Tommy Raffo (1987-90) 218 760 207 home run behind 5. Jon Knott (1998-2001) 228 822 206 Tracey Echols (47: 6. Travis Chapman (1997-00) 248 919 202 7. Will Clark (1983-85) 175 534 199 1986-90). Powers’ 19 8. Tracy Echols (1986-87, 89-90) 237 750 182 9. John Mitchell (1984-87) 228 710 179 home runs last year 10. Brad Winkler (1980-83) 212 727 172 tied for the eighthConnor Powers (2007-10) 167 620 172 most in a season at State and the most since Brad Corley’s 19 in 2004. It also ranked as the sixth-most home runs in the Southeastern Conference in 2009. The Bulldog first baseman singled in MSU’s first run in a 7-6 win over Memphis (Mar. 24), raising his career RBI total to 172 and tying Brad Winkler (1980-83) for 10th place among MSU’s career RBI leaders. He begins the weeked ranked tied for first in the SEC in home runs (8) and tops in RBI (33). He delivered three home runs and drove in 15 runs in four games the first week of March and was honored as both the SEC and Collegiate Baseball newspaper player of the week.

Men from Blynn — The 2010 MSU roster includes three players who a year ago played baseball at Blynn (Texas) College. That group features pitcher Michael Dixon from Austin, Texas, outfielder/pitcher Trey Johnson from Tyler, Texas, and infielder Jonathan Ogden from Cypress, Texas. An early-fall arm injury has sidelined Dixon for the 2010 campaign, but both Johnson and Ogden have combined for 31 starts in MSU’s first 21 games. Starting lineups — MSU has used a different lineup start-

ing in its first nine and 20 of its first 21 games. A year ago State had a different starting nine in its first 14 games and 32 of MSU’s 54 games overall. Senior first baseman Connor Powers, and junior shortstop Jonathan Ogden have drawn starts in all 21 games. Senior OF Luke Adkins has starts in 19 of his 20 games played.

Diamond Dog debuts — Thirteen of MSU’s 18 new-

comers made their MSU debuts in the first four games (seven position players and six pitchers). Freshman pitcher Matt Lane became the 14th newcomer and 14th pitcher to play for State in 2010. Newcomers have accounted for 96 of MSU’s 210 starts (46%).

Game-winning RBI — Including a dramatic walk-off solo home against UAB (Feb. 23), Connor Powers delivered three game-winning swings in MSU’s first four games and five overall. Senior Luke Adkins delivered the season’s first walk-off gamewinning hit Feb. 19 with a ninth-inning RBI single in State’s seasonopening 9-8 win over Rhode Island. Juniors Jaron Shepherd and Cody Freeman also have two GWRBIs.

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MSU BASEBALL QUICK FACTS ABOUT MISSISSIPPI STATE

LOCATION: Starkville, Miss. (est. population 25,000) FOUNDED: 1878 ENROLLMENT: 18,601 (statewide fall 2009 enrollment) UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Dr. Mark. E Keenum (Mississippi State, 1983) FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Steve Turner (Mercer, 1975) ATHLETICS DIRECTOR: Greg Byrne (Arizona State, 1994) SCHOOL MASCOT: Bulldog SCHOOL COLORS: Maroon & White NCAA/CONFERENCE AFFILIATION: NCAA D-1/Southeastern Conference (SEC West) BASEBALL STADIUM: Dudy Noble Field, Polk-DeMent Stadium CAPACITY: 15,000 (grandstand/bleacher seating: approx. 7,200) FIELD DIMENSIONS: LF-330, LC-376, CF-390, RC-374, RF-326 FIRST GAME: April 3, 1967 (at present field location)

BASEBALL STAFF

HEAD COACH: John Cohen (Mississippi State University, 1990) OVERALL RECORD: 346-226-1 (.605/10 seasons) MSU RECORD: 25-29/9-20 SEC (.463/one season) NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES/RECORD: 2/4-4 ASSISTANT COACH: Butch Thompson, 2nd year (Birmingham-Southern, 1992) ASSISTANT COACH: Lane Burroughs, 2nd year (Mississippi College, 1995) BASEBALL CAMPS COORD: Nick Mingione, 2nd year (Embry-Riddle University, 2000) DIRECTOR/BASEBALL OPERATIONS: Tyler Bratton, 2nd year (Mississippi State, 2007) STUDENT ASSISTANT: Will Coggin STRENGTH COACH: Daniel Desselle (LSU, 2000) ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH: Greg Drye (Southern Miss, 1996) ATHLETIC TRAINER: Constantine Demetriadis (Florida State University, 2004) GRADUATE ASSISTANT TRAINER: Josh DiLoreto (Eastern Kentucky, 2009) STUDENT TRAINERS: Jonathan Fandel, James Hunter STUDENT MANAGERS: Russ Carter, Baron Jones, Ronald Sims BASEBALL OFFICE TELEPHONE: 662-325-3597 BASEBALL OFFICE FAX: 662-325-3600 BASEBALL MAILING ADDRESS: Box 5327 • Mississippi State, MS 39762 BASEBALL SHIPPING ADDRESS: Baseball Office Bldg. • Coliseum Dr. • MSU, MS 39762

TEAM INFORMATION

2009 OVERALL RECORD: 25-29 (Home: 18-11, Away: 7-16, Neutral: 0-2) 2009 SEC RECORD: 9-20 (Home: 5-9, Away: 4-11) 2009 SEC FINISH: 12th overall (6th in SEC Western Division) 2009 POSTSEASON PLAY/FINAL NATIONAL RANKING: NA 2009 LETTERMEN RETURNING: 16 (OF-Luke Adkins, OF-Brent Brownlee, SS/RHP-Justin Bussey, 2B-Jet Butler, OF-Ryan Collins, C-Ryan Duffy, C-Cody Freeman, RHP-Greg Houston, RHP-Devin Jones, RHP-Paxton Pace, 1B-Connor Powers, SS-Frank Rawdow, RHP-Caleb Reed, LHP-Nick Routt, 3B-Russ Sneed, LHP-Tyler Whitney) 2009 LETTERMEN NOT RETURNING: 16 (C-Johnny Allen, RHP-Ricky Bowen, RHP-Michael Busby, RHP-Chad Crosswhite, C-Scott DeLoach, OF-Mark Goforth, OF-Nick Hardy, RHP-David Hayes, OFGrant Hogue, RHP-Drew Hollinghead, C-Brooks Lewis, OF-Jason Nappi, 3B-Jarrod Parks, SS-Ryan Powers, RHP-Lee Swindle, LHP-Jared Wesson) 2009 POSITION STARTERS/DH RETURNING: 6 (1B-Connor Powers, 2B-Jet Butler, 3B-Russ Sneed, OF-Luke Adkins, OF-Ryan Collins, DH-Ryan Duffy) 2009 POSITION STARTERS NOT RETURNING: 3 (C-Scott DeLoach, SS-Ryan Powers, OF-Grant Hogue) 2009 PITCHERS RETURNING: 9 (RHP-Luke Adkins, RHP-Justin Bussey, RHP-Ryan Collins, RHPGreg Houston, RHP-Devin Jones, RHP-Paxton Pace, LHP-Caleb Reed, LHP Nick Routt, LHP-Tyler Whitney) 2009 PITCHERS NOT RETURNING: 8 (RHP-Ricky Bowen, RHP-Michael Busby, RHP-Chad Crosswhite, RHP-David Hayes, RHP-Drew Hollinghead, LHP-Forrest Moore, RHP-Lee Swindle, LHP-Jared Wesson) 2009 NON-LETTERMEN NOT RETURNING: 4 (RHP-Tyler Johnson, LHP-Jared Koon, LHP-Forrest Moore, 1B-Nick Ray) 2010 NEWCOMERS: 18 (LHP-Luke Bole, RHP-Ben Bracewell, C-Kolby Byrd, RHP-Corey Collins, RHP-Michael Dixon, INF-Sam Frost, LHP-Chad Girodo, RHP-Kendall Graveman, C/INF-Dallas Hannah, OF/LHP-Trey Johnson, LHP-Matt Lane, RHP-Jared Miller, INF-Jonathan Ogden, OF-Jaron Shepherd, RHP-Chris Stratton, C-Wes Thigpen, INF-Nick Vickerson, LHP-C.C. Watson) BREAKDOWN BY CLASS: 34 (SENIORS-8, JUNIORS-9, SOPHOMORES-6, FRESHMEN-11)

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PROBABLE BULLDOG STARTERS 1B

25-Connor Powers (6-2 • 242 • Sr. • R-R • Naperville, Ill.) .413 • 8 HR • 34 RBI • .5105 OB % • SEC & Collegiate Baseball PoW (Mar. 9) after 3-HR, 15-RBI showing in BankFirst Baseball Challenge • Lone player to start all 21 gms at his position • Team-hi 13 multi-hit & 9 multi-RBI gms • Notched 172 car. RBI Wed., t-10th at MSU • Ended 8-gm HS at UF • Team-best 17 hits in 21 gms • SEC rankings --- Hits: t-4th (33), HR: t1st (8), RBI: 1st (34), Tot. bases: 2nd (62), BA: 4th (.413), Slug. %: 3rd: .775 • All-tourney team at Whataburger Classic 2B

21-Nick Vickerson (6-0 • 205 • Jr. • R-R • Tuscaloosa, Ala.) .294 • 2 HR • 8 RBI • 4 doubles • 9-gm starter at 3B (9 of last 10 gms), 5 at 2B & 1 (Mar. 14) at SS • Among 18 newcomers & 7 JC transfers on the team • 1st car. HR at TAMU-CC (Mar. 14) & 2nd last weekend at UF • Hits in 12 of 19 gms amd all 3 gms in UF series • 2nd on club with 14 BB and .471 OB % 8-Sam Frost (5-9 • 165• Fr. • L-R • Hoover, Ala.) .178 • 0 HR • 6 RBI • 13-gm starter at 2B (1st start Mar. 5 vs. SEMO) • Legged out two 2-run doubles (4-for-5, 5 RB) vs. MVSU (Mar. 17) • 0x10 in UF series SS

3-Jonathan Ogden (5-10 • 167 • Jr. • R-R • Cypress, Texas) .264 • 2 HR • 11 RBI • 21 GS (20 @ SS & 1 @ 2B) • Hits in 12 of 21 gms (0-for-11 in UF series • 1 of 4 Texas JC 2010 transfers (3 from Blinn College) • Team-best 5 SB • Hit 2nd HR in win over Memphis (Mar. 24) 3B

5-Russ Sneed (6-2 • 226 • Sr. • R-R • Senatobia, Miss.) .217 • 2 HR • 7 RBI • 12 starts (6 @ 3B, & 6 GS as DH • 1 of 8 Srs. on team • 3rd on club w/147 car. hits & 2nd in SB (10-14) • 2-for-3 in UF series (2GP/1GS) • Hit home runs vs. SE La. (Feb. 28) and Memphis (Mar. 24) 13-Jet Butler (6-2 • 216 • Sr. • S-R • Pensacola, Fla.) .353 • 1 HR • 7 RBI • 17 GP w/11 starts (6 @ 3B, 3 in OF, 2 as DH) • Ended car.-best & team season-longest 11-gm hit strk. at UF • 4th multi-hit gm, pinch-hit HR vs. Memphis (Mar. 24) • .296 car. hitter w/151 hits & 80 RBI in 157 car. GP (125 GS) • 2-for-12 in UF series • 3 starts in OF, 2 as DH in last 6 gms C

31-Wes Thigpen (6-0 • 202 • Jr. • R-R • Luling, La.) .195 • 2 HR • 4 RBI • 11-gm starting catcher, alternating with Cody Freeman • Former Meridian JC standout • 3-for-7, 2 HR in UF series (2nd multi-hit gm) 29-Cody Freeman (6-0 • 184 • Jr. • R-R • Collinsville, Miss.) .293 • 2 HR • 11 RBI • 15 starts (10 @ C, 5 @ DH) in 17 GP • .297 car. hitter in 92 GP • GWRBI vs. WKU (2B) & vs. TAMUCC (1B) • 0-for-9 in UF series

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14-Ryan Duffy (6-0 • 218 • Sr. • L-R • Malabar, Fla.) .175 • 2 HR • 7 RBI • 7 starts as DH, 2 in LF in 12 gms played • 1st car. GS HR in 12-6 win over URI & solo HR vs. TAMCC • 5th year Sr. • 2nd on team w/19 car. HR • 3 of his 7 RBI in last 2 gms • Did not play in UF series & drew 2nd start in LF vs. Memphis (Mar/ 24) • Team-best 6-for-12 vs. Georgia in 2009 OF

10-Luke Adkins (5-8 • 188 • Sr. • L-L • Nettleton, Miss.) .352 • 1 HR • 7 RBI • 19-gm starter in OF (LF 11 gms, RF 8 gms) • Leads club w/22 runs scored, 6 doubles & 4 sac hits; 2nd on club w/25 hits • Tied school mark w/3 doubles in a game (vs. UF, 3-20) & 3 triples in a game (vs. Memphis, 3-24) • Hits in 13 of 20 gms & team-best 5 3-hit gms 24-Trey Johnson (5-11 • 196 • Jr. • L-L • Tyler, Texas) .231 • 0 HR • 1 RBI • 10-gm starter (6 in LF, 1 in RHP, CF, RF & DH) • Made mound debut (1 IP) vs. MVSU (Mar. 17) & 1st start vs. Memphis (Mar. 24) 15-Jaron Shepherd (6-2 • 177 • Jr • L-R • Kilgore, Texas) .225 • 0 HR • 10 RBI • 2 GWRBI • Dad: ex-MLBer Ronald Shepherd (Blue Jays) • Season-hi 3 RBI vs. WKU (3-10) • 1-for-3 in lone start at UF 38-Ryan Collins (6-0 • 200 • Jr. • L-L • Callaway, Fla.) . .290 • 0 HR • 12 RBI • 15 GS (10 in RF, 5 in CF) • Laced 7th career triple vs. URI (2-20) • Team-hi 18 career SB in 21 SBA • 113 car. GP (92 starts) • 3-for-10 w/double, 2 walks in UF series • All-tourney team at Whataburger Classic • 2x11 w/2b, 3-BB vs. Georgia in 2009

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Saturday, March 27

Stratton (6-3 • 186 • Fr. • RHP • Tupelo, Miss.) 49-Kendall Graveman (6-2 • 191 • Fr. • RHP • Alexander City, Ala.) 28-Chris • Notched his 3rd “quality start” in his SEC debut last Saturday at Florida (Mar. 20) • Made debut as a starter at No. 6 Florida (Mar. 19) • 5.0+ IP, 5 R, 6 H, 4 BB --- first career loss • Limited Gators to 2 first-inning runs through five frames • Worked season-hi 5.2 innings and earned 1st win vs. Michigan State (Mar. 6) • Season high 4 strikeouts in 3.1-inn. relief stint vs. SE Louisiana (Feb. 28) • One of six freshman pitchers on MSU’s weekend travel squad GRAVEMAN’s GAME-BY-GAME APPEARANCES IN 2010

Date 2-20-10 2-23-10 2-28-10 3-13-10 3-12-10 3-17-10 Total

Opponent IP H R-ER BB Rhode Island 2.0 1 0-0 1 UAB 1.0 0 0-0 0 Southeastern La. 3.1 5 1-1 2 Michigan State-1 5.2 5 1-1 2 vs. No. 16 Oklahoma 4.2 9 5-5 3 at No. 6 Florida * 5.0 6 5-5 4 21.2 26 12-12 12

SO 2B 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 8 3

3B HR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

WP HBP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 2

SCORE DEC/REC 9-0 ND 6-5 ND 5-6 ND 7-4 W (1-0) 5-16 ND 2-7 L (1-1) 34-38 1-1 (4.98)

• Allowed one run and four hits with seven strikeouts in no-decision start • Earned staff’s first “quality start” vs. Rhode Island & staff’s 1st win by a starter • Blanked URI on four hits w/two walks and six strikeouts in a combined shutout • One of seven rookie pitchers to see mound duty in the first 14 games • Added a 2nd quality start vs. SEMO (3-6) w/season-best 7.1 IP, 9 Ks • Leads State staff with 27.1 IP and 28 Ks STRATTON’S GAME-BY-GAME APPEARANCES IN 2010

Date 2-20-10 2-27-10 3-6-10 3-13-10 3-20-10 Total

Opponent Rhode Island Southeastern La. Southeast Mo. vs. No. 10 UCLA at No. 6 Florida

IP H R-ER BB * 6.0 4 0-0 2 * 2.2 5 5-2 2 * 7.1 5 2-2 1 * 5.1 5 5-3 3 * 6.0 4 1-1 3 27.1 23 13-8 11

SO 2B 6 0 0 2 9 1 6 0 7 0 28 3

* --- game started

3B HR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

WP HBP 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1

SCORE DEC/REC 9-0 W (1-0) 5-8 L (1-1) 3-2 W (2-1) 2-5 L (2-2) 4-5 ND 23-20 2-2 (2.63)

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MSU 12-9 0-3 .279 9.19 6.52 .443 .963 0.95 1.29 4.50 .273 7.38

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COMPARING THE STATS Overall record Conference record Batting average Hits per game Runs per game Slugging percentage Fielding percentage Double plays per game Stolen bases per game Staff ERA Opponent batting average Strikeouts per game

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MSU vs. GEORGIA 1989 1989 • UG leads series, 40-38 vs UG at: Starkville: 19-18, Athens: 13-17, 1990 Baton Rouge: 3-0, Gainesville: 1-1, Hoover: 1990 1990 2-1, New Orleans: 0-2, Omaha: 0-1 1915 0-3 L ....................Athens 1990 1915 0-4 L ....................Athens 1991 1916 9-0 W ................Starkville 1991 1916 7-13 L ...............Starkville 1991 1923 4-5 L ...............Starkville 1992 1923 2-1 W ................Starkville 1992 1953 1-3 L ............$-Starkville 1992 1953 0-1 L ............$-Starkville 1992 1978 9-3 W ........... $-Gainesville 1992 1985 2-0 W ........$-Baton Rouge 1993 1985 8-3 W ........$-Baton Rouge 1993 1986 2-3 L ...............Starkville 1993 1986 13-2 W ................Starkville 1996 1986 7-14 L ...............Starkville 1996 1987 6-4 W .....................Athens 1996 1987 0-5 L ....................Athens 1997 1987 6-5 W ..................$-Athens 1997 1988 25-7 W ................Starkville 1997 1988 8-1 W ................Starkville 1998 1988 13-0 W ................Starkville 1998 1988 4-2 W .............$-Starkville 1998 1989 3-1 W .....................Athens 1999 1989 13-1 W .....................Athens 1999

UG

8-13 0-0 .290 10.1 6.05 .447 .962 1.00 1.24 8.31 .328 8.14

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Connor Powers (1) Connor Powers (2) Jonathan Ogden (1) Ryan Duffy (1) Luke Adkins (1) Connor Powers (3) Russ Sneed (1) Connor Powers (4) Cody Freeman (1) Connor Powers (5) Connor Powers (6) Connor Powers (7) Cody Freeman (2) Ryan Duffy (2) Nick Vickerson (1) Connor Powers (8) Nick Vickerson (2) Wes Thigpen (1) Wes Thigpen (2) Jet Butler (1) Russ Sneed (2) Jonathan Ogden (2)

Date

Feb. 20 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Feb. 21 Feb. 23 Feb. 23 Feb. 28 Feb. 28 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 19 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 24 Mar. 24 Mar. 24

Opponent (pitcher)

Rhode Island (Pickering) Rhode Island (Pickering) Rhode Island (Leaver) Rhode Island (Curran) UAB (Graffeo) UAB (Graffeo) Southeastern La. (Boudreaux) Southeastern La. (Boudreaux) Southeast Missouri (Mahon) Southeast Missouri (Wise) Michigan State (Simpson) Michigan State (Holm) Michigan State (Holm) 1-at TAMU-CC (Orr) 1-at TAMU-CC (Orr) 2-at TAMU-CC (Liedka) at No. 6 Florida (Panteliodis) at No. 6 Florida (Panteliodis) at No. 6 Florida (Randall) Memphis (Paullus) Memphis (Paullus) Memphis (Barnes)

* — lead-off home run

NO. DATE OPPONENT

Inn. RBI Outs

1 3 4th 4th c-9th c-9th 1st 3rd 4th 10th 3rd c-7th c-7th 2nd 5th 8th 3rd 8th 2nd 5th 6th 7th

1 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

2 *0 0 2 *0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 2 1 *0 1 1 2 *0

HOME RUNS ALLOWED (9)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Date

Chad Girodo (1) Feb. 23 Nick Routt (1) Feb. 26 Chad Girodo (2) Mar. 6 Matt Lane (1) Mar. 12 Devin Jones (1) 1-Mar. 14 Kendall Graveman (1) Mar. 19 Kendall Graveman (2) Mar. 19 Chris Stratton (1) Mar. 20 Ben Bracewell (1) Mar. 21

Opponent (hitter)

UAB (Towe) Southeastern Louisiana (Gougler) Michigan State (Roberts) vs. Oklahoma (Bushyhead) at TAMU-CC (Hernandez) at No. 6 Florida (Tucker) at No. 6 Florida (Maddox) at No. 6 Florida (Tucker) at No. 6 Florida (Maddox)

* — lead-off home run

Inn. RBI Outs

5th 2nd 2nd 8th 5th 6th 6th 6th 8th

c — consecutive home runs

1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 3

W .....................Athens L .......... $-Gainesville L ...............Starkville L ...............Starkville W ................Starkville L ................#-Omaha W ........+-Baton Rouge L ....................Athens W .....................Athens W ................Starkville L ...............Starkville L ...............Starkville L .......$-New Orleans L .......$-New Orleans L ....................Athens L ....................Athens L ....................Athens W ................Starkville W ................Starkville W ................Starkville W .....................Athens W .....................Athens W .....................Athens W ................Starkville W ................Starkville W ................Starkville W .................... Athens L ....................Athens

2000 2001 2002 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009

0-5 8-4 W 7-5 W 14-4 W 2-9 10-3 W 5-6 7-5 W 8-9 6-7 4-8 6-8 1-5 6-0 W 3-6 15-5 W 1-6 2-4 4-2 W 1-2 (7) 3-5 (7) 3-2 (10)W 1-5 3-5 (10) 3-5 0-4 6-10

L ................ $-Hoover ................. $-Hoover ................Starkville ................Starkville L ...............Starkville ................. $-Hoover L ....................Athens .....................Athens L ....................Athens L .............. Starkville L .............. Starkville L .............. Starkville L ................... Athens .................... Athens L ................... Athens ............... Starkville L .............. Starkville L .............. Starkville .................... Athens L ................... Athens L ................... Athens ............... Starkville L .............. Starkville L ............. Starkville L ................... Athens L ................... Athens L ................... Athens

$ - SEC Tournament # - College World Series + - ABCA Tournament

*0 *0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1

(6 or more IP / 3 or less ER) PITCHER (DEC.)

IP (H, R-ER, BB, K)

1. 2. 3. 4.

2-20 2-26 3-6 3-20

Rhode Island Southeastern La. Southeast Missouri at No. 6 Florida

Chris Stratton (W) Nick Routt (ND) Chris Stratton (W) Chris Stratton (ND)

6.0 (4, 0-0, 2, 6) 8.0 (6, 1-1, 3, 6) 7.1 (5,2-2, 1, 9) 6.0 (4, 1-1, 3, 7)

NO. 1. 2. 3.

DATE 3-6 3-6 3-24

OPPONENT Michigan State Southeast Missouri Memphis

PITCHER (SAVE #) Ben Bracewell (1) Devin Jones (1) Ben Bracewell (2)

SAVES (2)

IP (H, R-ER, BB,K) 1.0 (0, 0-0, 0, 3) 1.2 (3, 0-0, 0, 2) 1.1 (0, 0-0, 0, 2)

MSU BIG INNINGS (5+ runs) - 5 7 runs -- 4th vs. Rhode Island (Feb. 21) 6 runs --- 3rd vs. Rhode Island (Feb. 20), 5th vs. WKU (Mar. 10) 5 runs --- 1st & 6th vs. MVSU (Mar. 17) BIG INNINGS ALLOWED (5+ runs) - 7 6 runs vs. Oklahoma (Mar. 12) BIGGEST DEFICIT OVERCOME IN A WIN 4 runs --- 5-1 (5th inning vs. UAB, Feb. 23), 5-1 (4th innings vs. Memphis, Mar. 24) 3 runs --- 6-3, 7-4, 8-5 vs. Rhode Island (Feb. 19), 3-0 vs. Rhode Island (Feb. 21) BIGGEST LEAD LOST IN A LOSS 2 runs --- 5-3 (4th inning vs. SLU, Feb. 28) INNINGS SCORING 3+ -- 9

c — consecutive home runs

HR BY RBI — 1-RBI: 5; 2-RBI: 3; 3-RBI: 1; 4-RBI: 0; RUNS VIA HR: 14, HR BY OUT — 0-OUT: 5; 1-OUT: 3; 2-OUT: 1 HOME: 3; AWAY: 5; NEUTRAL: 1; VS. SEC: 4; VS. NON-SEC: 5

No. Pitcher (HR #)

13-7 6-15 0-9 1-12 22-6 0-3 14-3 4-6 6-0 5-4 6-8 1-10 4-6 3-6 4-5 3-4 5-10 4-3 5-4 5-2 19-8 14-9 3-2 5-4 9-5 7-1 5-1 1-4

NOTES

QUALITY PITCHING STARTS (4)

HOME RUNS (22)

HR BY RBI — 1-RBI: 14; 2-RBI: 4; 3-RBI: 3; 4-RBI: 1; RUNS VIA HR: 35; HR BY OUT — 0-OUT: 9; 1-OUT: 6; 2-OUT: 7 HOME: 16; AWAY: 6; NEUTRAL: 0; VS. SEC: 3; VS. NON-SEC: 19

No. Player (HR #)

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No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Date 2-19 2-20 2-21 2-23 3-5 3-6 3-6 3-7 3-10 3-14

Games 11 8 7 5 5 5

INNINGS ALLOWING 3+ -- 12

GAME WINNING RBI (10)

Opponent Rhode Island Rhode Island Rhode Island UAB Southeast Missouri Michigan State Southeast Missouri Michigan State Western Kentucky TAMU-Corpus Christi

Player (#GWRBI) Luke Adkins (1) Connor Powers (1) Connor Powers (2) Connor Powers (3) Connor Powers (4) Connor Powers (5) Jaron Shepherd (1) Jaron Shepherd (2) Cody Freeman (1) Cody Freeman (2)

HITTING STREAKS

Player Date of streak Jet Butler Feb. 23-Mar. 20 Connor Powers Mar. 6-17 Luke Adkins Feb. 27-Mar. 10 Russ Sneed Feb. 21-28 Jonathan Ogden Feb. 21-28 Nick Vickerson Mar. 7-14 active streaks shown in bold

RBI 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 1

Inn. Play 9th 1B 1st HR 3rd SF 9th HR 10th HR 4th FC 3rd 1B 2nd FC 5th 2B 10th 1B

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MSU’s record when...

(thru 21 games)

Playing at Dudy Noble Field: ...... 11-3 Playing away: ................................. 1-3 Playing at a neutral site: ................ 0-2 Vs. SEC overall: ............................. 0-3 Vs. SEC at home: .............................. Vs. SEC away: ............................ 0-3 In SEC Tournament: ............................. In NCAA Tournament: .......................... Vs. Non-conference: .................... 12-6 Vs. Non-conference at home: . 11-3 Vs. Non-conference away: ....... 1-1 Vs. Non-conference neutral: .... 0-2 Playing a day game: .................... 9-7 Playing a night game: ................... 3-2 In one-run games: ......................... 4-2 In two-run games: ......................... 1-1 In five+-run games: ........................ 5-2 In extra-inning games ................... 2-0 In shutouts: .................................... 1-0 In doubleheaders: ......................... 3-1 When scoring first: ....................... 7-4 When opponent scores first: ....... 5-5 When scoring 10 or more runs: ... 4-0 When allowing 10 or more runs: . 0-1 When scoring 5 runs or less: ....... 2-8 When allowing five runs or less: . 7-5 When hitting at least 1 HR: .......... 7-2 When allowing at least 1 HR: ....... 2-6 When out-hitting an opponent: .... 7-2 When out-hit by an opponent: ..... 4-6 When matching opponents’ hits: . 1-1 When facing starting LHP: ........... 6-2 When facing starting RHP: ........... 6-7 When leading after 7th inning: ... 8-1 When trailing after 7th inning: .......3-7 When tied after 7th inning: ........... 1-1 Games decided in last at-bat: ...... 4-2 Walk-off wins ................................. 3-0 Walk-off losses ..................................... When not committing an error: ......3-4 When committing 2+ errors: ........ 5-3 Vs. top 25-ranked opponents: ...... 0-5 Vs. teams ranked in the top 10: ... 0-4 On Sunday: .................................... 3-3 On Monday: ........................................... On Tuesday: ................................... 2-0 On Wednesday: ............................. 2-0 On Thursday: ........................................ On Friday: ...................................... 2-3 On Saturday: .................................. 3-3 In February: .................................... 4-3 In March: ........................................ 8-6 In April: .................................................. In May: ...................................................

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32nd season for “Voice of the Diamond Dogs” Jim Ellis — Veteran MSU sportscaster Jim Ellis is in his 32nd season as the radio voice of Mississippi State baseball. The West Point, Miss., native, a 1969 MSU grad, began his affiliation with MSU baseball in 1979 and is largely responsible for the creation and growth of the MSU Baseball Radio Network, one of the nation’s most established baseball radio networks. The network, with more than a dozen affiliates across the Magnolia State, features a 40-game broadcast schedule of weekend conference games and selected non-conference contests. The 40-game network schedule and the 16 non-network broadcasts are broadcast on WFCA-FM, the 100,000-watt flagship radio station for MSU athletics. Midweek promotions at the Dude — MSU’s 2010 home schedule includes eight midweek non-conference games. And MSU is conducting special promotions for those contests. Tuesday’s are “Dollar Dog Days”, with the MSU concession stand offering hot dogs for one dollar. The promotion is sponsored by Bryan Foods. Wednesday’s are “Military Appreciation Days” at Dudy Noble Field this spring. All military service members will be admitted with no charge for admission upon presentation of a valid military identification card at the stadium ticket office. General admission tickets for spouses and children will be available at the ticket office for $5. In a show of support for the nation’s servicemen, the Bulldog baseball team will wear a special camouflage baseball cap during the five Wednesday games. 2019 Dogs in the MLB draft — Four current members of the Mississippi State baseball team have had their names called in past Major League Baseball drafts, and one of the four has been drafted twice. The list includes sophomore pitcher Devin Jones (Cleveland, 49th round, 2008), senior first baseman Connor Powers (Los Angeles, 11th round, 2009), junior outfielder Jaron Shepherd (Pittsburgh, 17th round, 2008 and 44th round, Cincinnati Reds, 2009), and freshman pitcher C.C. Watson (17th round, Texas Rangers, 2009). Shepherd is the son of former Major Leaguer Ron Shepherd (Toronto, 198486), a second-round pick of the Blue Jays, and younger brother of Jeremiah Shepherd ,a New York Yankees draft pick in 2004. Former Diamond Dogs, current pro scouts “First Pitch” speakers — A trio of former MissisName

NOTES

sippi State players who currently serve as professional baseball scouts --- Boston Red Sox scouts Dave Klipstein (MSU, 1979-82) and Jim Robinson (MSU, 1989-90) and Florida Marlins scout Joel Matthews (MSU, 1989-93) were guest speakers at MSU’s 13th annual “First Pitch/Meet the Team” baseball celebration. Nearly 500 attended the event held February 18 in the Palmeiro Center. Tough schedule — With half of its 56 games against teams that played in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, Mississippi State’s 2010 baseball schedule has been ranked as the nation’s 24th toughest by Boyd Nation on his college base-based web site BoydsWorld.com. Dandy Dozen Dogs — Four of MSU’s 15 fall baseball signees were named to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger’s 2010 Dandy Dozen baseball team. Included on this year’s all-star squad SS Demarcus Henderson of Waynesboro (Waynesboro HS), SS Chase Lewallen of Sumrall (Sumrall HS), RHP/1B Wes Rea of Gulfport (Harrison Central HS, SS Taylor Stark of Flowood (Northwest Rankin HS). A fifth fall Diamond Dog signee, 3B/RHP James McMahon of Hattiesburg (Oak Grove HS), was listed among the state’s seniors to watch. In pro parks — Mississippi State plays seven games this season in minor league baseball ball parks. The Bulldogs played four games last weekend on the home field of the Houston Astros’ Class AA Texas League team, the Corpus Christi Hooks. State later plays three games at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss., the home of the Mississippi Braves, Atlanta’s franchise in the Class AA Southern League. TV dates — MSU plays 10 televised baseball games during the 2010 regular season, including an ESPNU date April 4 at South Carolina. Other scheduled TV appearances include Mar. 19-21 at Florida (FSN-Florida/Comcast), Apr. 3 at South Carolina (SportSouth), Apr. 30-May 2 vs. Ole Miss (FOX/SportSouth/Comcast), and May 20-22 at LSU (Cox Sports/Cox Sports/Comcast).

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY 2009 FALL BASEBALL SIGNEES (15) Pos.

Cody Abraham OF Brett Bozeman C C.T. Bradford OF Victor Diaz RHP Corey Dickerson OF Adam Frazier SS Demarcus Henderson SS Chase Lewallen SS James McMahon 3B/RHP Evan Mitchell RHP Ross Mitchell LHP Daryl Norris RHP/3B Garrett Pitts SS/C Wes Rea RHP/1B Taylor Stark SS

Ht.

Wt.

B-T

Hometown (high school/junior college)

5-11 6-1 5-9 6-1 6-2 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-5 6-0

165 205 160 200 205 165 175 175 200 160 160 210 175 275 180

L/L L/R L/L R/R L/R L/R R/R L/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R

Sugar Land, Texas (Lamar Consolidated High School) Gainesville, Fla. (Buchholz HS/Sante Fe College) Pace, Fla. (Pace High School) Perth Amboy, New Jersey (St. Joseph High School) Brookhaven, Miss. (Brookhaven Academy/Meridian CC) Bishop, Ga. (Oconee County High School) Waynesboro, Miss. (Waynesboro High School) Sumrall, Miss. (Sumrall High School) Hattiesburg, Miss. (Oak Grove High School) Marietta, Ga. (Wheeler High School) Smyrna, Tenn. (Blackman High School) Fairhope, Ala. (Fairhope High School) Fairhope, Ala. (Fairhope High School) Gulfport, Miss. (Harrison Central High School) Flowood, Miss. (Northwest Rankin High School)

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Connor’s honors

A spectacular weekend at the plate in the 2010 BankFirst Baseball Challenge helped net conference and national player of the week honors for Bulldog first baseman Connor Powers. The Naperville, Ill., product belted three home runs and piled up 15 RBI over four games in the BankFirst Baseball Challenge March 5-7 at Dudy Noble Field. For his efforts he was honored by the Southeastern Conference as the SEC Player of the Week and by Tucson-based Collegiate Baseball newspaper as a national player of the week. Powers went 5-for-11 (.455) on the weekend, opening and closing play in the BankFirst Baseball Challenge with dramatic big swings. He tied a career-best with six runs driven in and launched his second walk-off home run of the year, a three-run 10thinning shot that lifted State to a 10-7 Friday evening win over Southeast Missouri. And in Sunday’s 14-6 decision over Michigan State, Powers delivered a pair of three-run blasts and set a career-high with seven RBI. He finished the weekend with seven walks, a .632 on-base percentage and a 1.273 slugging percentage. The weekly conference award is the first for Powers and the first by a Mississippi State player since former Bulldog catcher and Coleman/Johnny Bench Award winner Edward Easley was honored as the SEC Player of the Week March 19, 2007. Powers and Bulldog teammate Ryan Collins, a junior outfielder from Callaway, Fla., were named to the all-tournament team of the Whataburger College Classic held Mar. 12-14 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Down but not out

The Baseball Bulldogs have trailed in 18 of their first 21 games. Eight times in those 18 games the Bulldogs have rallied to win. State led throughout in wins against Rhode Island (9-0, Feb. 20), Southeast Missouri (3-2, Mar. 6), and MVSU (16-2, Mar. 17) and has played just three games in which it did not hold a lead.

SEC coaches pick LSU, Florida in divisional races

Defending national champion LSU is predicted to successfully defend its SEC baseball title in 2010 in a vote of the league’s 12 baseball coaches. The 19th annual preseason SEC poll picked LSU and Florida to repeat as divisional champions. In a close vote, LSU nudged out Florida and Arkansas as the coaches’ choice for the SEC’s overall championship. South Carolina and Vanderbilt also received first place votes for the top spot in the SEC Eastern Division. For the second consecutive year and the third time in the four years Mississippi State was picked to finish sixth in the SEC West.

2010 SEC COACHES’ PRESEASON POLL

WESTERN DIVISION

EASTERN DIVISION

Team (No. 1 votes)

Pts. ‘09 SEC Rec/Fin. Team (No. 1 votes)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

63 59 39 32 28 25

LSU (8) Arkansas (4) Ole Miss Alabama Auburn Mississippi State

20-10 / t-1st 14-15 / 4th 20-10 / t-1st 18-11 / 3rd 11-19 / 5th 9-20 / 6th

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Pts.

‘09 SEC Rec/Fin.

Florida (9) 64 South Carolina (2) 52 Georgia 42 Vanderbilt (1) 41 Kentucky 25 Tennessee 19

19-11 / 1st 17-13 / 2nd 15-15 / 3rd 12-17 / 4th 12-18 / 5th 16-14 / 6th

( ) — First-place divisional votes SEC Championship votes: LSU (5), Florida (4), Arkansas (3)

Long ball power

Nine different Bulldog players have combined to belt 22 home runs in the first 21 games of the season. Team hitting leader Connor Powers, who hit a team-best 19 home runs as a junior in 2009, leads the club and shares the SEC lead with eight roundtrippers. His third and fourth blasts were walk-off home runs (vs. UAB Feb. 23 and vs. Southeast Missouri Mar. 5). Junior infielder Nick Vickerson, junior catcher Cody Freeman, junior catcher Wes

BASEBALL

NOTES

Thigpen, senior outfielder Ryan Duffy and senior infielder Russ Sneed have homered twice each, while senior infielder Jet Butler and senior outfielder Luke Adkins have hit one each. Powers has had a pair of two-home run games, vs. Rhode Island (Feb. 20) and vs. Michigan State (Mar. 7). The Bulldogs have hit home runs in 11 of their first 21 games, including a seasonmost three blasts against Michigan State (Mar. 7) and Memphis (Mar. 24). Fourteen of the home runs have been solo shots, including the team’s last 10. Ryan Duffy has the lone grand slam for State, a career-first bases-juiced home run against Rhode Island (Feb. 21). State has also had back-to-back home runs twice (Adkins/Powers vs. UAB Feb. 23 and Powers/Freeman vs. Michigan State Mar. 7).

SEC statistical ranking

In this week’s SEC baseball stats, State ranks 11th in team batting average (.279), 10th in team ERA (4.50) and 9th in fielding percentage (.963). Among individuals, Connor Powers ranks tied for 1st in home runs (8), 1st in RBI (34), 2nd in both total bases (62), and on-base percentage (.510), 3rd in slugging percentage (.775), and tied for 4th in hits (33).

Tightening up the D After a slow start, Mississippi State has stepped up its play on defense. Over the past five games MSU has fielded at a .989 clip, committing just two errors in its last 185 defensive chances and registering three of the club’s seven error-free games in the past seven games. By contrast, MSU was tagged with 15 errors (.941) in its first 6 games.

MSU summer baseball camp dates

The dates have been set for the 2010 Mississippi State University Summer Baseball Camp sessions, which will run from June 7 through July 15: 1 - Team Camp #1 (grades 8-12) June 7-10 2 - Team Camp #2 (grades 8-12) June 14-17 3 - All-skills Camp (grades 7-12 July 5-9 4 - Pitcher/Catcher Camp (grades 7-12) July 9-11 5 - Day Camp (grades 1-6) July 12-15

MSU breaks season ticket sales mark

Mississippi State fans have broken a decade-long record for baseball season ticket sales. With sales continuing, the MSU Athletic Ticket Office reports that as of Mar. 8 a school-best 5,607 baseball season tickets have been distributed for the 2010 baseball season. It betters the previous State record of 5,596 set in 2002. It’s the ninth consecutive season in which MSU baseball season ticket sales have eclipsed the 5,000 milestone State fans purchased 5,559 baseball season tickets last year, then the second-highest ticket sales mark.

Year

Sales

2009 --- 5,607 2002 --- 5,596 2010 --- 5,598 2004 --- 5,477 2007 --- 5,364 2008 --- 5,357 2006 --- 5,335 2005 --- 5,318 2003 --- 5,230

Luke Adkins ties MSU doubles & triples record

In the space of three games, Mississippi State senior outfielder Luke Adkins etched his name in the MSU record book. The Nettleton, Miss., product tied the school record with three doubles in a 5-4 Saturday loss at Florida (Mar. 20), and two games later matched the school mark with a pair of three-baggers in a 7-6 win over Memphis (Mar. 24). He joins numerous Bulldogs who have registered three doubles in a game and four (Brad Winkler,1980, Larry Pavlou,1979, Spud Wieniewitz ,1974, and Don Gardiner, 1956) with two-triple games.

HOW MSU’S OPPONENTS HAVE FARED (3-24) Alabama ....................................................16-3 Alcorn State ........................................... 10-11 Arkansas ...................................................15-5 Auburn ......................................................16-5 Florida .......................................................17-3 Georgia ......................................................8-13 Jackson State .............................................8-9 LSU .......................................................... 17-3 Memphis ...................................................9-12

Michigan State ......................................... 12-4 Mississippi Valley State ............................ 7-14 Northwestern State ...................................15-4 Oklahoma .................................................18-2 Ole Miss ................................................... 17-5 Rhode Island ........................................... 7-11 South Alabama ........................................ 15-9 South Carolina ......................................... 17-4

Southern Miss .......................................... 13-6 Southeast Missouri .................................. 13-8 Southeastern Louisiana ........................... 20-2 Tennessee ............................................. 11-10 TAMU-Corpus Christi .............................. 10-11 UAB .......................................................... 11-7 UCLA ........................................................17-0 Vanderbilt ................................................. 18-4 Western Kentucky ....................................17-5

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GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS (210 games)

Date Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Feb. 23 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 10 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 17 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 24 Mar. 26 Mar. 27 Mar. 28

Opponent Rhode Island Rhode Island Rhode Island UAB Southeastern Louisiana Southeastern Louisiana Southeastern Louisiana Southeast Missouri Michigan State Southeast Missouri Michigan State Western Kentucky vs. No. 15 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 UCLA at TAMU-Corpus Christi at TAMU-Corpus Christi Mississippi Valley State at No. 6 Florida at No. 6 Florida at No. 6 Florida Memphis Georgia Georgia Georgia

MSU R-H-E-LOB 9-13-5-12 9-11-0-8 12-11-3-6 6-10-2-9 1-7-0-7 5-11-5-10 5-11-1-9 10-7-1-10 7-8-2-4 3-7-0-8 14-10-1-4 9-11-1-7 5-8-0-6 2-4-2-5 6-11-3-10 4-10-3-11 16-13-1-13 2-5-0-4 4-9-0-7 1-8-1-13 7-8-0-8

Score 9-8 9-0 12-6 6-5 1-4 5-8 5-6 10-7 7-4 3-2 14-6 9-3 5-16 2-5 6-8 4-2 16-2 2-7 4-5 1-4 7-6

Opp. R-H-E-LOB 8-13-1-10 0-5-0-7 6-9-2-7 5-6-2-5 4-8-1-7 8-10-1-10 6-15-0-11 7-10-4-6 4-10-0-10 2-8-1-7 6-8-1-4 3-8-0-13 16-19-1-11 5-6-0-5 8-13-0-8 2-6-2-9 2-5-3-5 7-7-0-6 5-9-0-7 4-6-0-5 6-12-0-9

Inn. 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9

Overall SEC Rec. Rec. 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 5-3 6-3 7-3 8-3 9-3 9-4 9-5 9-6 10-6 11-6 11-7 0-1 11-8 0-2 11-9 0-3 12-9

starting pitchers shown underlined

Tickets Distrib. 5,819 5,920 5,806 5,738 5,943 5,927 5,878 5,956 --6,413 6,013 5,798 3,705 4,122 4,148 --5,815 3,482 4,823 2,410 5,855

MSU Pitcher of Record/Save GW-RBI Greg Houston (W, 1-0) Adkins (1) Chris Stratton (W, 1-0) Powers (1) Corey Collins (W, 1-0) Powers (2) Devin Jones (W, 1-0) Powers (3) Caleb Reed (L, 0-1) --Chris Stratton (L, 1-1) --Ben Bracewell (L, 0-1) --Greg Houston (W, 2-0) Powers (4) Kendall Graveman (W, 1-0), Ben Bracewell (Sv.-1) Powers (5) Chris Stratton (W, 2-1), Devin Jones (Sv-1) Shepherd (1) Luke Bole (W, 1-0) Shepherd (2) C.C. Watson (W, 1-0) Freeman (1) Nick Routt (L, 0-1) --Chris Stratton (L, 2-2) --Devin Jones (L, 1-1) --C.C. Watson (W, 2-0) Freman (2) Nick Routt (W, 1-1) None Kendall Graveman (L, 1-1) --Chad Girodo (L, 0-1) --Caleb Reed (L, 0-2) --Chad Girodo (W, 1-1), Ben Bracewell (Sv.-1) None

Actual Attend. Time 2,490 3:32 2,714 2:34 2,147 3:13 1,085 2:49 1,911 2:31 2,275 3:32 2,170 3:07 2,121 3:21 --2:49 4,053 2:35 2,486 3:04 826 3:25 3,705 3:17 4,122 2:34 4.148 2:54 --3:27 1,425 3:20 3,482 2:32 4,823 2:55 2,410 2:55 1,935 3:22

# --- Trustmark Park (Pearl, Miss.)

MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS (21 games) LOBR --- lead-off base runners/lead-off base runners that score LOBB --- lead-off walks/lead-off walks that score Date Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Feb. 23 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 10 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 17 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 24

Opponent Rhode Island Rhode Island Rhode Island UAB SE Louisiana SE Louisiana SE Louisiana SE Missouri Michigan State SE Missouri Michigan State Western Kentucky vs. No. 15 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 UCLA at TAMU-CC at TAMU-CC Mississippi Valley at No. 6 Florida at No. 6 Florida at No. 6 Florida Memphis

Mar. 26 Mar. 27 Mar. 28

Georgia Georgia Georgia

SCORE W, 9-9 W, 9-0 W, 12-6 W, 6-5 L, 1-4 L, 5-8 L, 5-6 W, 10-7 W, 7-4 W, 3-2 W, 14-6 W, 9-3 L, 5-16 L, 2-5 L, 6-8 W, 4-2 W, 16-2 L, 2-7 L, 4-5 L, 1-4 W, 7-6

MSU LOBR/S 2/2 4/3 4/3 4/3 2/1 4/3 4/2 4/3 5/4 4/1 5/4 5/2 3/2 3/1 4/1 4/3 6/5 2/1 2/2 1/0 2/1 74/47

OPP LOBR/S 4/2 2/0 3/2 4/3 3/2 3/3 3/3 3/2 2/1 2/0 4/3 3/1 5/4 1/1 6/4 4/1 2/2 2/1 4/1 2/0 3/2 65/38

MSU MSU LOBB/S BB/S 1/1 5/3 0/0 3/2 1/0 8/6 0/0 4/1 0/0 3/0 1/1 7/3 2/1 5/1 1/1 7/4 1/1 4/3 1/0 7/1 1/0 11/3 2/1 7/5 0/0 1/1 2/1 3/1 0/0 3/2 0/0 2/1 1/1 8/5 1/0 1/0 0/0 2/0 0/0 6/0 1/0 8/1 16/9 105/43

OPP OPP LOBB/S BB/S 0-0 2/1 1/0 3/0 1/1 4/1 1/1 2/1 0/0 3/1 0/0 4/0 0/0 4/0 0/0 3/0 0/0 3/0 0/0 1/0 0//0 3/1 1/0 7/0 0/0 6/5 0/0 4/1 6/4 5/0 1/1 6/1 0/0 2/0 0/0 7/3 2/0 6/1 0/0 3/1 0/0 2/1 13/7 76/18

MSU 0-RUN INN. 3 4 3 5 8 6 6 5 4 6 2 5 6 8 6 7 3 7 6 8 4 102

Most runs in an inning: MSU: 7 (4th inning, vs. Rhode Island, 2-21), 6 (3rd inning, vs. Rhode Island, 2-20), (5th inning, vs. WKU, 3-10) 5 (1st & 6th inning, vs. MVSU, 3-17) OPP: 6 (1st inning, vs. Oklahoma, 3-12), 5 (3rd inning, by Rhode Island, 2-19), 4 (3rd inning, SEMO, 3-5), (6th inning, UCLA, 3-13)

Most hits in an inning: MSU: 5 (3rd inning, vs. Rhode Island, 2-20), (5th inning, vs. WKU, 3-10) OPP: 5 (3rd inning, by Rhode Island, 2-19), (1st inning, by Oklahoma, 3-12)

Most batters in an inning: MSU: 11 (3rd inning, vs. Rhode Island, 2-20), 10 (4th inning, vs. Rhode Island, 2-21), (5th inning, vs. WKU, 3-10) OPP: 9 (3rd, by Rhode Island, 2-19), (3rd, by Southeastern Louisiana, 2-27), (3rd, by SEMO, 3-5), (6th, at Florida, 3-17)

OPP 0-RUN INN. 5 9 6 6 7 3 5 7 7 8 6 7 2 6 3 9 7 3 6 6 5 113

MSU PITCHING FACED MIN. 2 inn. 3 inn. 3 inn. 5 inn. 4 inn. 2 inn. 3 inn. 5 inn. 3 inn. 4 inn. 3 inn. 1 inn. 0 inn. 2 inn. 2 inn. 3 inn. 5 inn. 3 inn. 2 inn. 5 inn. 1 inn. 59 inn.

OPP PITCHING FACED MIN. 2 inn. 3 inn. 1 inn. 1 inn. 5 inn. 1 inn. 1 inn. 0 inn. 3 inn. 2 inn. 1 inn. 1 inn. 4 inn. 6 inn. 1 inn. 2 inn. 1 inn. 3 inn. 2 inn. 2 inn. 3 inn. 45 inn.

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Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers 1 Powers Powers 1 Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers

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STARTERS BY POSITION... 2B

SS

3B

LF

Vickerson Ogden Sneed Adkins Vickerson Ogden Butler Johnson Vickerson Ogden Sneed Johnson Vickerson Ogden Butler Adkins Vickerson Ogden Sneed Johnson Vickerson Ogden Butler Adkins Vickerson Ogden Sneed Adkins Frost Ogden Sneed Adkins Frost Ogden Butler Johnson Frost Ogden Sneed Adkins Frost Ogden Vickerson Johnson Frost Ogden Vickerson Adkins Frost Ogden Vickerson Adkins Frost Ogden Butler Adkins Ogden Vickerson Butler Adkins Frost Ogden Vickerson Adkins Frost Ogden Vickerson Duffy Frost Ogden Vickerson Butler Frost Ogden Vickerson Butler Frost Ogden Vickerson Adkins Frost Ogden Vickerson Duffy

TEAM Rhode Island UAB Southeastern Louisiana South Alabama Southeast Missouri Michigan State Western Kentucky Oklahoma UCLA TAMU-Corpus Christi Mississippi Valley St. Florida Memphis Georgia Ole Miss South Carolina Jackson State Arkansas Tennessee Alcorn State Alabama Southern Miss Auburn Northwestern State Vanderbilt LSU

CF

RF

C

DH

Shepherd Collins Thigpen Duffy Shepherd Collins Freeman Sneed Collins Adkins Thigpen Duffy Brownlee Shepherd Freeman Sneed Brownlee Adkins Thigpen Duffy Brownlee Collins Freeman Sneed Johnson Collins Thigpen Duffy Shepherd Collins Thigpen Freeman Shepherd Adkins Freeman Duffy Shepherd Collins Thigpen Freeman Shepherd Adkins Freeman Sneed Shepherd Johnson Thigpen Freeman Shepherd Collins Freeman Johnson Shepherd Johnson Thigpen Duffy Shepherd Collins Freeman Duffy Collins Butler Thigpen Freeman Shepherd Collins Freeman Butleer Collins Adkins Thigpen Freeman Collins Adkins Freeman Sneed Shepherd Collins Thigpen Butler Collins Adkins Freeman Sneed

W-L 3-0 1-0 0-3

BA .340 .333 .290

AB 103 32 100

2-0 2-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-0 0-3 1-0

.233 .300 .304 .235 .129 .273 .361 .220 .267

60 60 30 34 31 77 36 100 30

Gm Date

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56

2-19 2-20 2-21 2-23 2-26 2-27 2-28 3-5 3-6 3-6 3-7 3-10 3-12 3-13 3-14 3-14 3-17 3-19 3-20 3-21 3-24 3-26 3-27 3-28 3-30 4-2 4-3 4-4 4-6 4-9 4-10 4-11 4-14 4-16 4-17 4-18 4-20 4-23 4-24 4-25 4-30 5-1 5-2 5-4 5-5 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-12 5-14 5-15 5-16 5-18 5-20 5-21 5-22

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Opponent (score)

1st

RHODE ISLAND (W, 9-8) RHODE ISLAND (W, 9-0) RHODE ISLAND (W, 12-6) UAB (W, 6-5) SOUTHEASTERN LA (L, 1-4) SOUTHEASTERN LA (L, 5-8) SOUTHEASTERN LA (L, 5-6) SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (W, 10-7) MICHIGAN STATE (W, 7-4) SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (W, 3-2) MICHIGAN STATE (W, 14-6) WESTERN KENTUCKY (W, 9-4) vs. Oklahoma (L, 5-16) vs. UCLA (L, 2-5) TA&M-Corpus Christi (L, 6-8) TA&M-Corpus Christi (W, 4-2) MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ST (W, 16-2) at Florida (L, 2-7 ) at Florida (L, 4-5.) at Florida (L, 1-4) MEMPHIS (W, 7-6) GEORGIA (6:30 p.m.) GEORGIA (2 p.m.) GEORGIA (1:30 p.m.) vs. Ole Miss (6:30 p.m.) at South Carolina (6 p.m.) at South Carolina (3 p.m.) at South Carolina (1 p.m.) JACKSON STATE (6:30 p.m.) ARKANSAS (6:30 p.m.) ARKANSAS (2 p.m.) ARKANSAS (1:30 p.m.) SOUTH ALABAMA (6:30 p.m.) TENNESSEE (6:30 p.m.) TENNESSEE (1 p.m.) TENNESSEE (1:30 p.m.) ALCORN STATE (6:30 p.m.) at Alabama (6:30 p.m.) at Alabama (4 p.m.) at Alabama (2 p.m.) OLE MISS (7 p.m.) OLE MISS (6:30 p.m.) OLE MISS (1:30 p.m.) at Jackson State (7:05 p.m.) vs. Southern Miss (6:30 p.m.) at Auburn (6:30 p.m.) at Auburn (3 p.m.) at Auburn (1 p.m.) NORTHWESTERN STATE (6:30 p.m.) VANDERBILT (6:30 p.m.) VANDERBILT (2 p.m.) VANDERBILT (1:30 p.m.) at Southern Miss (6:30 p.m.) at LSU (7 p.m.) at LSU (7 p.m.) at LSU (3 p.m.)

Collins Collins Collins Brownlee Brownlee Adkins Ogden Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins Vickerson Vickerson Adkins Vickerson Vickerson Vickerson Vickerson Vickerson Vickerson Vickerson

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

Adkins Freeman Adkins Adkins Adkins Vickerson Adkins Ogden Johnson Sneed Sneed Adkins Adkins Johnson Adkins Adkins Collins Adkins Adkins Adkins Adkins

Sneed Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Sneed Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers Powers

Powers Sneed Duffy Sneed Sneed Freeman Powers Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freman Johnson Butler Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Freeman Butler Freeman

Duffy Butler Sneed Freeman Duffy Collins Duffy Collins Shepherd Shepherd Shepherd Johnson Freeman Shepherd Butler Butler Butler Collins Collins Collins Sneed

Thigpen Johnson Thigpen Butler Thigpen Sneed Thigpen Sneed Butler Thigpen Ogden Ogden Shepherd Ogden Ogden Collins Duffy Butler Butler Thigpen Collins

Ogden Ogden Ogden Ogden Ogden Ogden Collins Shepherd Ogden Collins Johnson Shepherd Ogden Duffy Duffy Thigpen Shepherd Ogden Ogden Shepherd Duffy

Shepherd Shepherd Johnson Shepherd Johnson Butler Vickerson Thigpen Duffy Ogden Vickerson Thigpen Collins Thigpen Collins Ogden Ogden Thigpen Sneed Ogden Ogden

Vickerson Vickerson Vickerson Vickerson Vickerson Brownlee Johnson Frost Frost Frost Frost Frost Frost Frost Shepherd Frost Frost Frost Frost Frost Frost

SERIES BY SERIES STATISTICS R 30 6 11

H 35 10 29

2B 5 5 5

3B 1 2 0

HR 4 0 2

RBI 29 2 9

BB 16 4 15

HBP 8 2 1

SO 22 11 22

DPT 0 0 4

HDP 1 3 6

SB 3-6 0-0 2-3

E 8 2 6

FLD% .933 .952 .954

13 21 9 5 2 10 16 7 7

14 18 11 8 4 21 13 22 8

1 6 3 1 2 3 2 6 0

0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

2 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 3

11 21 9 4 2 10 14 6 5

14 14 7 1 3 5 9 9 8

4 3 0 2 0 4 7 1 1

18 14 11 12 16 14 9 22 5

0 2 2 0 1 5 1 4 0

2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

4-5 3-3 2-2 0-0 2-2 4-4 5-5 2-2 0-0

1 3 1 0 2 6 2 1 0

.987 .963 .974 1.000 .949 .933 .974 .991 1.000

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LUKE ADKINS’ SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 3 5x-Last: Memphis (3-24) 3 6x-Last: Memphis (3-24) At-bats: 6 vs. Rhode Island (2-19) 6 3x-Last: vs. Rhode Island (2-19-10) Runs scored: 2 8x-Last: Memphis (3-24) 2 8x-Last: Memphis (3-24) Total bases: 7 Memphis (3-24) 7 Memphis (3-24) RBI: 2 2x-Last: vs. SLU (2-27) 4 at Hawaii (3-7-09) Hitting streak: 7 games 8 games (Mar. 5 to Mar. 14) BRENT BROWNLEE’S SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 2 5x-Last: at Ole Miss (5-9-09) At-bats: 4 vs. Rhode Island (2-19) 5 at Ole Miss (5-9-09) Runs scored: 1 vs. Rhode Island (2-19) 2 3x-Last: vs. Alabama (5-1-09) Total bases: 1 vs. Rhode Island (2-19) 5 at Arkansas (3-29-09) RBI: 2 2x-Last: at Vanderbilt (4-24-09) Hitting streak: 1 game 5 games (4-18-09 to 5-9-09)

JET BUTLER’S SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 3 vs. MVSU (3-17) 4 vs. Valparaiso (3-11-09) At-bats: 5 2x-Last: vs. MVSU (3-17) 6 3x-Last: vs. Alabama (5-2-09) Runs scored: 2 3x-Last: Memphis (3-24) 3 3x-Last: at UAB (4-7-09) Total bases: 5 Memphis (3-24) 7 2x-Last: vs. Valparaiso (3-11-09) RBI: 2 vs. Mich. St. (3-6) 5 at UAB (4-7-09) Hitting streak: 9 games 7 gms 2x-Last: 4-26-09 to 5-14-15-09) RYAN COLLINS’ SEASON / CAREER Hits: 3 2x-Last: vs. SEMO (3-6) At-bats: 6 vs. Rhode Island (2-19) Runs scored: 2 vs. 2x-Last: vs. MVSU (3-17) Total bases: 5 vs. Rhode Island (2-20) RBI: 3 2x-Last: vs. MVSU (3-17) Hitting streak: 3 games RYAN DUFFY’S SEASON / CAREER Hits: 3 vs. SEMO (3-5) At-bats: 5 3x-Last: vs. MVSU (3-17) Runs scored: 1 3x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) Total bases: 6 at TAMU-CC (3-14) RBI: 4 vs. Rhode Island (2-21) Hitting streak: 3 games

HIGHS Hits: 5 vs. MTSU (4-22-09) At-bats: 6 3x-Last: vs. Rhode Island, 2-19) Runs scored: 4 vs. A. Peay (4-2-08) Total bases: 9 vs. MTSU (4-22-09) RBI: 4 vs. Kentucky (4-19-09) Hitting streak: 10 gms (4-19-09 to 5-9-09)

HIGHS 4 at LSU (5-11-08) 5 9x-Last: vs. MVSU (3-17-10) 3 2x-Last: vs LSU (5-15-09) 9 at LSU (5-11-08) 3 5x-Last: at Hawaii (3-6-09) 5 games (4-25-09 to 5-9-09)

CODY FREEMAN’S SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 3 at TAMU-CC (3-14) Hits: 3 4x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) At-bats: 5 4x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) At-bats: 5 7x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) Runs scored: 2 vs. Mich. St. (3-7) Runs scored: 3 at Ole Miss (5-9-09) Total bases: 7 vs. SEMO (3-5 Total bases: 8 at Memphis (5-12-09) RBI: 2 3x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) RBI: 4 vs. MVSU (3-11-08) Hitting streak: 4 games Hitting streak: 8 gms (3-23-08 to 4-19-08) SAM FROST’S SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 4 vs. MVSU (3-17) At-bats: 5 2x-Last: vs. MVSU (3-17) Runs scored: 2 2x-Last: vs. MVSU (3-17) Total bases: 6 vs. MVSU (3-17) RBI: 5 vs. MVSU (3-17) HITTING STREAK: 1 game TREY JOHNSON’S SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 2 vs. Rhode Island (2-20) At-bats: 4 2x-Last: vs. SLU (2-28) Runs scored: 2 2x-Last: vs. WKU (3-10) Total bases: 2 3x-last: vs. WKU (3-10) RBI: 1 vs. Oklahoma (3-12) Hitting streak: 2 games

JONATHAN OGDEN’S SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 3 2x-Last: vs. Southeastern Louisiana (2-26) At-bats: 5 2x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) Runs scored: 2 vs. Rhode Island (2-21) Total bases: 7 vs. Rhode Island (2-21) RBI: 2 3x-Last: vs. Mich. St. (3-7) Hitting streak: 5 games CONNOR POWERS’ SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 3 3x-Last: at Florida (3-21) 4 6x-Last: vs. Auburn (4-5-09) At-bats: 5 6x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) 6 2x-Last: at Mississippi (4-29-07) Runs scored: 2 4x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) 4 vs. Auburn (4-5-09) Total bases: 9 vs. Rhode Island (2-20) 13 at Kentucky (4-6-08) RBI: 7 vs. Mich. St. (3-7) 7 vs. Mich. St. (3-7-10) Hitting streak: 8 games 12 games (3-22-09 to 4-19-09) JARON SHEPHERD’S SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 2-2x-Last: vs. SEMO (3-6) At-bats: 4 2x-Last: vs. UCLA (3-13) Runs scored: 3 vs. Mich. St. (3-6) Total bases: 5 vs. Mich. State (3-6) RBI: 3 vs. WKU (3-10) Hitting streak: 3 games RUSS SNEED’S SEASON / CAREER Hits: 2 2x-Last: vs. SLU (2-28) At-bats: 5 vs. SEMO (3-5) Runs scored: 2 2x-Last: vs. MVSU (3-17) Total bases: 5 vs. SLU (2-28) RBI: 2 vs. SLU (2-28) Hitting streak: 5 games

HIGHS 4 vs. Auburn (4-4-09) 6 2x-Last: vs. Kentucky (4-19-09) 3 2x-Last: vs. Alabama (5-2-09) 7 vs. Auburn (4-4-09) 5 at Arkansas (3-29-09) 12 games (2-22 to 3-10-08)

WES THIGPEN’S SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 2 2x-Last: at Florida (3-21) At-bats: 5 at TAMU-CC (3-14) Runs scored: 3: vs. MVSU (3-17) Total bases: 2 vs. Rhode Island (2-19) RBI: 1 4x-Last: at Florida (3-21) Hitting streak: 2 game NICK VICKERSON’S SEASON / CAREER HIGHS Hits: 2 3x-Last: vs. WKU (3-10) At-bats: 5 at Florida (3-20) Runs scored: 3 vs. MVSU (3-17) Total bases: 4 2x-Last: at Florida (3-19) RBI: 2 2x-Last: vs. Rhode Island (2-21) Hitting streak: 5 games

FRANK RAWDOW’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Hits: 3 vs. MTSU (4-22-09) At-bats: 5 at Ole Miss (5-9-09) Runs scored: 2 vs. Kentucky (5-19-09) Total bases: 4 vs. MTSU (4-22-09) 2 2x-Last: vs. Memphis (3-25-09 RBI: Hitting streak: 5 games (3-14-09 to 3-27-09)

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LUKE BOLE’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 5.1 vs. Mich. St. (3-7) Strikeouts: 2 vs. Mich. St. (3-7) Walks: 2 vs. UAB (2-23) Hits allowed: 7 vs. Mich. St. (3-7) Runs allowed: 4 2x-Last: vs. Mich. St. (3-7) Earned runs allowed: 4 vs. Mich. St. (3-7)

CALEB REED’S CAREER / SEASON Innings pitched: 5.1 2x-Last: at Florida (3-21) Strikeouts: 7 vs. Rhode Island (2-19) Walks: 3 at Florida (3-21) Hits allowed: 6 vs. Rhode Island (2-19) Runs allowed: 3 vs. SEMO (3-5) Earned runs allowed: 3 vs. SEMO (3-5)

BEN BRACEWELL’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 2.0 2x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) Strikeouts: 3 2x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) Walks: 3 at TAMU-CC (3-14) Hits allowed: 3 vs. SLU (2-28) Runs allowed: 2 2x-Last: at Florida (3-21) Earned runs allowed: 2 2x-Last: at Florida (3-21)

NICK ROUTT’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 8.0 vs. SLU (2-26) 9.0 vs. Auburn (4-4-09) Strikeouts: 6 vs. Rhode Island (2-26) 12 vs. Auburn (4-4-09) Walks: 3 2x-Last: at Florida (3-20) 4 2x-Last: vs. LSU (5-15-09) Hits allowed: 7 2x-Last: vs. Oklahoma (3-12)) 10 at Vanderbilt (4-25-09) Runs allowed: 8 vs. Oklahoma (3-12) 9 at Vanderbilt (4-25-09) Earned runs allowed: 8 vs. Oklahoma (3-12) 8 vs. Oklahoma (3-12-10)

COREY COLLINS’ CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 3.0 vs. Rhode Island (2-21) Strikeouts: 3 vs. SLU (2-28) Walks: 1 3x-Last: vs. MVSU (3-17) Hits allowed: 6 vs. SLU (2-28) Runs allowed: 3 vs. SLU (2-28) Earned runs allowed: 2 vs. SLU (2-28)

CHRIS STRATTON’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 7.1 vs. SEMO (3-6) Strikeouts: 9 vs. SEMO (3-6) Walks: 3 vs. Oklahoma (3-13) Hits allowed: 5 2x-Last: vs. SEMO (3-6) Runs allowed: 5 2x-Last: vs. UCLA (3-13) Earned runs allowed: 3 vs. UCLA (3-13)

CHAD GIRODO CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 5.1 vs. SLU (2-27) Strikeouts: 3 2x-Last: vs. SLU (2-27) Walks: 2 at TAMU-CC (3-14) Hits allowed: 5 3x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) Runs allowed: 3 2x-Last: at Florida (3-20) Earned runs allowed: 3 2x-Last: at Florida (3-20)

C.C. WATSON’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 1.2 3x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) Strikeouts: 2 vs. Rhode Island (2-20) Walks: 2 2x-Last: at Florida (3-20) Hits allowed: --Runs allowed: 1 vs. SLU (2-27) Earned runs allowed: 1 vs. SLU (2-27)

KENDALL GRAVEMAN’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 5.2 vs. Mich. St. (3-6) Strikeouts: 4 vs. SLU (2-28) Walks: 4 at Florida (3-19) Hits allowed: 9 vs. Oklahoma (3-12) Runs allowed: 5 2x-Last: at Florida (3-19) Earned runs allowed: 5 2x-Last: at Florida (3-19)

TYLER WHITNEY’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 4.0 vs. Rhode Island (2-21) 7.2 at Tennessee (4-10-09) . Strikeouts: 4 vs. Rhode Island (2-21) 9 vs. Auburn (4-3-09) Walks: 3 vs. WKU (3-10) 5 32x-Last: at Ole Miss (5-8-09) Hits allowed: 6 vs. Rhode Island (2-21) 11 at Tennessee (4-10-09) Runs allowed: 5 vs. Rhode Island (2-21) 8 at Dallas Baptist (3-14-07) Earned runs allowed: 4 vs. Rhode Island (2-21) 8 at Dallas Baptist (3-14-07)

GREG HOUSTON’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 2.1 vs. SEMO (3-5) 5.2 at Vanderbilt (4-24-09) Strikeouts: 1 2x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) 6 vs. South Carolina (3-23-07) Walks: 1 3x-Last: at Florida (3-20) 4 vs. Alabama (5-1-09) Hits allowed: 1 2x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14) 15 vs. South Carolina (3-23-07) Runs allowed: 1 at Florida (3-20) 12 vs. South Carolina (3-23-07) Earned runs allowed: 1 at Florida (3-20) 6 2x-Last: vs. Kentucky (4-19-09) DEVIN JONES’ CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 4.1 at TAMU-CC (3-14) 5.2 at Ole Miss (5-10-09) Strikeouts: 3 vs. WKU (3-10) 6 at Ole Miss (5-10-09) Walks: 2 at TAMU-CC (3-14) 4 at Ole Miss (5-10-09) Hits allowed: 7 at TAMU-CC (3-14) 7 2x-Last: at TAMU-CC (3-14-10) Runs allowed: 6 at TAMU-CC (3-14) 10 at Arkansas (3-27-09) Earned runs allowed: 4 at TAMU-CC (3-14) 8 at Arkansas (3-27-09) MATT LANE’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 2.0 2x-Last: vs. Oklahoma (3-12)) Strikeouts: 3 vs. Oklahoma (3-12)) Walks: 3 vs. Mich. St. (3-7) Hits allowed: 3 vs. Oklahoma (3-12)) Runs allowed: 3 vs. Oklahoma (3-12) Earned runs allowed: 3 vs. Oklahoma (3-12)

HIGHS 5.1 2x-Last: at Florida (3-21-10) 7 vs. Rhode Island (2-19-10) 3 3x-Last: at Florida (3-21) 6 vs. Northern Illinois (2-21-09) 6 vs. Northern Illinois (2-21-09) 6 vs. Northern Illinois (2-21-09)

JUSTIN BUSSEY’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 6.0 at Memphis (5-12-09) Strikeouts: 6 at Memphis (5-12-09) Walks: 3 2x-Last: at Arkansas (3-27-09) Hits allowed: 8 vs. LSU (5-16-09) Runs allowed: 7 at Hawaii (3-7-09) Earned runs allowed: 7 at Hawaii (3-7-09) PAXTON PACE’S CAREER / SEASON HIGHS Innings pitched: 4.0 vs. USM (4-8-09) Strikeouts: 3 at Vanderbilt (4-26-09) Walks: 2 vs. Alabama (5-2-09) Hits allowed: 6 vs. USM (4-8-09) Runs allowed: 4 vs. USM (4-8-09) Earned runs allowed: 3 vs. Alabama (5-2-09)

2010

MISSISSIPPI

ALPHABETICAL

No. Name

No. Name (Pos.)

10 17 4 42 2 13 26 34 38 22 14 29 8 18 49 45 51 24 32 41 47 3 33 25 19 37 36 15 5 28 31 21 6 12

ADKINS, Luke (of) BOLE, Luke (lhp) BRACEWELL, Ben (rhp) BROWNLEE, Brent (of) BUSSEY, Justin (rhp) BUTLER, Jet (inf) BYRD, Kolby (c) COLLINS, Corey (rhp) COLLINS, Ryan (of) DIXON, Michael (rhp) DUFFY, Ryan (c) FREEMAN, Cody (c) FROST, Sam (inf) GIRODO, Chad (lhp) GRAVEMAN, Kendall (rhp) HANNAH, Dallas (c/inf) HOUSTON, Greg (rhp) JOHNSON, Trey (of/lhp) JONES, Devin (rhp) LANE, Matt (lhp) MILLER, Jared (rhp) OGDEN, Jonathan (inf) PACE, Paxton (rhp) POWERS, Connor (inf) RAWDOW, Frank (inf) REED, Caleb (rhp) ROUTT, Nick (lhp) SHEPHERD, Jaron (of) SNEED, Russ (inf) STRATTON, Chris (rhp) THIGPEN, Wes (c) VICKERSON, Nick (inf) WATSON, C.C. (lhp) WHITNEY, Tyler (lhp) SQUAD BREAKDOWN Seniors - 9 Juniors - 11 Sophomores - 6 Freshmen - 11 Newcomers - 18

S TAT E

BASEBALL

NOTES

MSU NUMERICAL BASEBALL ROSTER

2 Justin Bussey 3 Jonathan Ogden 4 Ben Bracewell 5 Russ Sneed 6 C.C. Watson 8 Sam Frost 10 Luke Adkins 12 Tyler Whitney 13 Jet Butler 14 Ryan Duffy 15 Jaron Shepherd 17 Luke Bole 18 Chad Girodo 19 Frank Rawdow 21 Nick Vickerson 22 Michael Dixon 24 Trey Johnson 25 Connor Powers 26 Kolby Byrd 28 Chris Stratton 29 Cody Freeman 31 Wes Thigpen 32 Devin Jones 33 Paxton Pace 34 Corey Collins 36 Nick Routt 37 Caleb Reed 38 Ryan Collins 41 Matt Lane 42 Brent Brownlee 45 Dallas Hannah 47 Jared Miller 49 Kendall Graveman 51 Greg Houston

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

B-T

Cl. Exp. Hometown (High school/junior college)

rhp inf rhp inf lhp inf of lhp inf of of lhp lhp inf inf rhp of/lhp inf c rhp c c rhp rhp rhp lhp rhp of lhp of c/inf rhp rhp rhp

5-11 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-9 5-8 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-6 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-5 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-1

163 167 192 226 202 165 188 190 216 218 177 196 183 169 205 233 196 242 216 186 184 202 181 195 197 198 191 200 184 189 174 235 191 180

R-R R-R R-R R-R L-L L-R L-L L-L S-R L-R L-R L-L L-L R-R R-R R-R L-L R-R L-R R-R R-R R-R L-R R-L R-R L-L R-R L-L R-L R-R R-R R-R R-R R-R

Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr.

COACHING STAFF 11 — John Cohen, head coach 23 — Lane Burroughs, assistant coach 30 — Butch Thompson, assistant coach 27 — Nick Mingione, coordinator of camps 16 — Tyler Bratton, dir./baseball operations Will Coggin, operations assistant

1L JC HS 3L HS HS 1L 3L 3L 3L JC HS HS 1L JC JC JC 3L HS HS 2L JC 1L 1L JC 1L 1L 2L HS 1L HS HS HS 3L

Dora, Ala. (Dora HS/Shelton [Ala.] State CC) Cypress, Texas (Cy-Fair HS/Blinn [Texas] CC) Chelsea, Ala. (Briarwood Christian School) Senatobia, Miss. (Magnolia Heights School) Heflin, Ala. (Cleburne High School) Hoover, Ala. (Hoover High School) Nettleton, Miss. (Nettleton High School/USM) Lakeland, Tenn. (home-schooled) Pensacola, Fla. (Tate High School) Malabar, Fla. (Barron Collier High School) Kilgore, Texas. (Kilgore HS/Navarro [Texas] College) Hartselle, Ala. (Hartselle High School) Hartselle, Ala. (Hartselle High School) Lakeland, Fla. (McKeel Academy) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Hillcrest HS/FSU/Shelton [Ala.] State CC) Austin, Texas (Westlake HS/San Diego St./Blinn CC) Tyler, Texas (Robert E. Lee HS/Blinn [Texas] CC) Naperville, Ill. (Benet Academy) Bogue Chitto, Miss. (Brookhaven Academy) Tupelo, Miss. (Tupelo High School) Collinsville, Miss. (West Lauderdale High School) Luling, La. (Hahnville HS/Meridian [Miss.] CC) Eupora, Miss. (Eupora High School) Collinsville, Miss. (West Lauderdale High School) Littleton, Colo. (Chatfield HS/Seward Co. [Kans.] CC) Silver Spring, Md. (St. Johns College High School) Cleveland, Miss. (Bayou Academy) Callaway, Fla. (Rutherford High School) Marietta, Ga. (Pope High School) Oxford, Miss. (Oxford High School) Meridian, Miss. (Meridian High School) Sumrall, Miss. (Sumrall High School) Alexander City, Ala. (Benjamin Russell High School) Hoover, Ala. (Hoover High School)

ATHLETIC TRAINER

STUDENT TRAINERS

Dean Demetriadis

Jonathan Fandel James Hunter

Josh DiLoreto

STUDENT MANAGERS

GRAD. ASSIST. TRAINER STRENGTH COACH Daniel Desselle

ASST. STRENGTH COACH

Jonathan Boyd Brandon Briggs Russ Carter Baron Jones

Greg Drye

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

2-Justin BUSSEY (bus-ee) 18-Chad GIRODO (juh-RAW-do) 9-Greg HOUSTON (HOWS-ton)

19-Frank RAWDOW (RAW-dow) 36-Nick ROUTT (rhymes with bout) 27-Nick MINGIONE (men-gee-own)

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