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 […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Brian Dozier thinks the Minnesota Twins bring their aggressive style against all their opponents. And it has been successful against the Chicago White Sox so far this season. Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs and the Twins beat the White Sox 8-1 on Sunday. They have outscored the White […]

By John Zenor AP Sports Writer HOOVER, Ala. – Buddy Reed had three hits Sunday night, and Florida beat Vanderbilt 7-3 in the rain-delayed Southeastern Conference tournament championship. The Gators (44-16) scored five runs in the first three innings, which were interrupted by delays totaling 2 hours, 48 minutes. Both teams were awarded NCAA regional […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal CORINTH – Players from big schools on the East side of Highway 45 certainly had their hitting shoes on for the final high school baseball game of the season in this corner of the state. The late game of the 25th NEMCABB (Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better […]