MSU catcher Elih Marrero arrested

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State sophomore catcher Elih Marrero was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and no insurance the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Starkville Daily News. The arrest occurred around 4 a.m. Saturday. Marrero was released on bond. No other details were immediately available regarding…

Cannizaro turns to Ashcraft to aid struggling bullpen

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State head coach Andy Cannizaro’s search to aid his struggling bullpen has made its way to the MSU starting rotation. Nine games into the 2016 season, the Bulldogs have struggled to close games out in the late innings. MSU sits at 6-3 this season, but Cannizaro’s relief corps have been…

Cohen inks new deal with Mississippi State

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com It has been an offseason of assistant coaching changes and roster turnover for the Mississippi State baseball program. That didn’t stop head man John Cohen from re-upping with his alma mater however. MSU announced on Friday that Cohen has signed a four-year contract extension with the school. Financial terms of the…

Henderson to join MSU as pitching coach

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilldailynews.com It appears Mississippi State head baseball coach John Cohen will turn to a familiar face to fill the recently-vacated pitching coach spot on his staff. A source told the Starkville Daily News on Thursday that former Kentucky head coach Gary Henderson is nearing a deal to become MSU’s pitching coach. Henderson…

Arizona spoils MSU’s dreams of Omaha

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com For seven and a half innings on Saturday night, it seemed Mississippi State was bound to play another day. Then, courtesy of late-inning disaster, MSU’s Omaha dreams fell completely apart. Arizona, trailing by four runs entering the bottom of the eighth inning, came from behind to tie the game before ultimately…

Record 11 Bulldogs selected in MLB Draft

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com What a difference a year makes. One season after Mississippi State didn’t have a single player drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft, the event wrapped up on Saturday with a school record 11 players drafted. That total was the third most from any school in the country. Seven Bulldogs heard…

Rea sees similarities, differences in 2013 and 2016 Bulldogs

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com For most in life, the time usually comes when one must move on. Such has been the case for Wes Rea. The former Mississippi State first baseman, a beloved figure for the Bulldogs over the course of his playing career from 2012 through 2015, now works alongside his father at Gulf…