Celebration on Thursday

By NEMS Daily Journal

STARKVILLE – Celebrating the best season by any team in school history, the Mississippi State athletic department invites fans to Dudy Noble Field on Thursday at 7 p.m., to celebrate the 2013 national finalists Mississippi State Bulldog baseball team.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and admission is free.
Event parking and all seating will be free and be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Suite holders will have access to parking spots in Lot A as well as access to their suites. A limited selection of baseball merchandise will also be available for purchase inside the stadium.
Prior to the celebration, the video board in right field will air messages from current Diamond Dogs in Major League Baseball, as well as highlights from the 2013 season, including the NCAA Starkville Regional, the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional and the NCAA College World Series.
Starting at 7 p.m., emcee and voice of the Diamond Dogs, Jim Ellis, will host a program which will include introductions of players and coaches, remarks from university officials, head coach John Cohen and selected players.