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By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – The SEC spring business meetings, the last with Mike Slive as commissioner, begin today. As Power Five conference schools prepare for more freedom to assist student-athletes, “cost of attendance” figures to be one of the most prominent topics. Numbers vary from school to school. For Mississippi State, […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Seconds after ESPN announced the Ole Miss baseball team was headed to play in the Los Angeles Regional, shortstop Errol Robinson got a text message. On the other end of the was Maryland third baseman Jose Cuas. Robinson, who grew up in Boyds, Maryland, kept the message to […]

Associated Press UCLA’s dominance in the Pac-12 this spring impressed the Division I Baseball Committee so much the Bruins were awarded their first No. 1 national seed for the NCAA tournament. The Bruins (42-14) edged out SEC regular-season champion LSU (48-10) even though they lost two of three at Oregon in their last series. “UCLA […]

Luke Alexander poked the last prep pitch he’ll ever see into Trustmark Park’s outfield, an RBI single. It was the tail end of Belmont’s Class 3A state championship series loss, but a perfectly fitting end to the Mississippi State signee’s career, one last blow to an opposing ERA. Here are five more moments to take […]

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Jhonny Peralta hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting St. Louis to a 3-2 victory over Arizona on Monday. Peralta’s leadoff drive to left on a 1-2 pitch from J.C. Ramirez (1-1) was his fourth career game-winning homer. The Cardinals improved to 4-1 in five extra-inning home games […]

Jacob Lindgren made his big-league debut Monday, less than a year after being drafted by the Yankees. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

By Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK – Jacob Lindgren took a taxi from his Manhattan hotel and arrived at Yankee Stadium about seven hours before game time Sunday. “I didn’t know how to get in,” the 22-year-old pitcher said. “I was waiting outside the clubhouse, just knocking.” Then a telephone on a desk […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – As Mike Slive relinquishes the big chair at the Southeastern Conference, Mississippi’s two entries are confident in the new leadership moving in. Distribution of wealth and resources have been a staple of SEC policy, and with enrollments, budgets and football stadiums among the smaller in the league, […]

Ole Miss will learn its NCAA baseball tournament destination today. Southern Miss will be watching the selection show with great interest as well. The show airs at 11 a.m. on ESPN. Ole Miss carried a mid- and upper-20s RPI ranking much of the season. After the shuffling of conference tournaments, the Rebels are at 33. […]

Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. – Defending national champion Vanderbilt and three other Southeastern Conference teams were among the 16 regional hosts named Sunday for the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. The hosts are guaranteed spots in the 64-team NCAA tournament. The rest of the field is announced today. Other SEC host teams are LSU, Florida […]