On the Links: Stratton, Mirando, Chris Jones & Fred Thomas

There’s a good bit to round up this morning if you haven’t seen it all yet. Lot of news, so let’s do some linkage here.

• Former MSU pitcher Chris Stratton was hospitalized overnight after being struck in the head with a line drive during batting practice (CLICK HERE). He was standing behind second base at the time. His father, Lee Stratton, said last night, “We believe he will be OK.” This morning, Lee said Chris is no longer nauseated but still has some dizziness. Stratton, a first-round pick by San Francisco, has been pitching for Salem-Keizer (Ore.) of the short-season Northwest League.

• MSU’s football team is moving on with Angelo Mirando, who resigned Sunday as wide receivers coach (CLICK HERE). The Bulldogs got back to practicing yesterday and will do so again this afternoon, so come back here for post-practice updates.

• Today’s centerpiece story was written by Brandon Speck, and the subject is Houston High School senior Chris Jones, an MSU commit who plays defensive end (CLICK HERE). He also plays basketball and is considering trying both sports at State.

• Basketball freshman Fred Thomas has been academically cleared by the NCAA and is enrolled at MSU for the fall term (CLICK HERE).