ITTA BENA, Miss. — Mississippi Valley State University has officially announced the retirement of head baseball coach Doug Shanks.
Shanks, who replaced longtime head coach Cleotha Wilson in 2000, served in his capacity for 14 seasons, winning more than 250 games while leading the Delta Devils to five SWAC Eastern Division championships. MVSU last advanced to the SWAC Tournament championship game in 2012. Continue reading
Louisiana-Lafayette 11 Jackson State 1
LAFAYETTE, La. – Junior Jace Conrad had a career-best six RBI as the top-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team defeated Jackson State 11-1 on Sunday afternoon to advance to the Lafayette Regional championship game at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.
The Cajuns (55-8) will face Mississippi State in the championship game at 8 p.m. Louisiana needs to defeat the Bulldogs twice to advance to the Super Regionals, while Mississippi State needs to win just one game.
Louisiana 9 San Diego State 2
LAFAYETTE, La. – The top-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team bounced back from a tough loss yesterday to roll to 9-2 win over San Diego State in an elimination game on Saturday at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field in the Lafayette Regional.
Louisiana moves to 54-8 overall with the win and will face the loser of the Jackson State/Mississippi State winner’s bracket game tomorrow at 1 p.m. in another elimination game at “the Tigue”. SDSU closes out their season with a 42-21 record. Continue reading
Mississippi State 5 San Diego State 2
LAFAYETTE, La. – Mississippi State’s pitching took center stage Friday in the opening round of the Lafayette Regional.
Trevor Fitts and Myles Gentry combined on a dominant three-hitter as MSU opened postseason play with a 5-2 win over San Diego State at Louisiana-Lafayette’s Tigue Moore Field. Continue reading
The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns will welcome Mississippi State, San Diego State, and Jackson State for an NCAA Regional this weekend. Continue reading
UPDATED at 4:30pm on May 6th
According to the Clarion Ledger, both Ole Miss and Mississippi State have pledged to donate balls and bats to Jackson State. You can check out that article by clicking here.
The Jackson State baseball team bus caught on fire today as the team was traveling to Savannah State to play a game on Tuesday. The team lost all of its equipment in the fire.
An article came out from The Advocate that Southern University would prefer to forfeit their makeup games against Texas Southern on May 9th. The reasoning behind this is the fact that Southern’s baseball budget is struggling to come up with the extra money to make the trip to Houston for a single day doubleheader. Continue reading
Head baseball coach Mervyl Melendez and the Alabama State University baseball team has released its 2014 baseball schedule. The Hornets have a 56-game regular season, which includes 26 home dates to be played at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex. Continue reading