Plumlee pitches Bulldogs to the College World Series

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State’s Peyton Plumlee has been paving his road to redemption all season long. On Sunday night, it merged straight into the road to Omaha. Plumlee, MSU’s senior pitcher who was suspended all of last season after failing an NCAA drug test, continued what has been a storybook comeback year on…

Big catch by Mangum key in putting MSU on doorstep of Omaha

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com It’s always incredibly nice to get a big helping hand from your friends, particularly when the stakes are high. As Mississippi State battled Stanford in the opening game of the Starkville Super Regional on Saturday night, Ethan Small was on the mound and starting for the Bulldogs. Small – a first-round Major…

The incredible comeback tale of Peyton Plumlee

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com In a world where one mistake can sometimes be imprinted so deeply upon one’s life that it becomes their label, Mississippi State pitcher Peyton Plumlee was in need of a second chance.  It was last summer. It’d been a year since Plumlee, who was a key piece of MSU’s 2017 run…

MSU in MLB Draft recap

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com   Here are all the players with Mississippi State connections taken in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft. A total of 11 current players were taken, tying the program record.   MSU players taken in MLB Draft: Rd 1 (28 overall) to MIL – P Ethan Small Rd 4 (118 overall)…