MSU Spring Wrap-Up

Now that the spring sessions are over and SBW 2013 is done its time for a summary. I’ll start with general thoughts about the offense and defense and move on to position by positions details. Lastly, I’ll take a stab at our depth chart for the fall. It’s just my best guesses so don’t hold me to it.

Offense- I’m cautiously optimistic here. A 5th year senior quarterback and returning the entire starting offensive line is usually a good recipe. A lot of inexperience at WR but the talent ceiling is higher than last year. TE is a big strength and should be exploited to our advantage next year. RB is loaded with able bodies and we should see a more balanced workload that benefits us. The biggest key is QB play. MSU’s offense will go as far as Tyler Russell takes it.

Defense- New defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has instilled a new sense of excitement with players and fans. He promises to bring the mayhem and we saw LB and S’s practice blitzing more than in the past. New CB coach Deshae Townsend has been feverishly teaching a slew of inexperienced CB the ropes. New DL coach David Turner has a bunch of talent and is working hard to get it game ready. We saw much more team focused drills and less compartmentalization. Collins appears to want the whole defense to know everyone’s assignments. Hopefully this team teaching approach will translate to less miss assignments and better overall play.

Special Teams- I didn’t see a lot of consistency in the kicking game and that worried me. Devon Bell has all the leg he needs but misses perhaps a few too many. He’s only a rising sophomore and I still have plenty of faith in him gaining confidence and excelling.

QB- Tyler Russell was the only scholarship QB and protecting him was a must. He did work some under center and we saw a few new wrinkles. I didn’t expect Russell to be unseated but I did really want to watch the competition between TR and Dak Prescott. I really hoped to see Dak push him to the limit and we still may see that this fall.

RB- Ladarius Perkins established himself as the most complete back, no question. His starting job was never in jeopardy and he practiced very well before being held out for minor injuries. The competition between Derrick Milton and Josh Robinson was spirited. Both guys showed a lot of promise and provide MSU with plenty of options for the fall. Nick Griffin was held out because of an ACL injury and when fully recovered will add to this good problem.

WR- Robert Johnson and Jameon Lewis were consistently productive and I expect them to be our leaders next year. Jeremy Chappelle looked better by the day and Fred Brown was perhaps the biggest surprise of the spring. Michael Carr returned after a 1 year break and was brought along slowly but showed why he was such a highly regarded talent in high school. Joe Morrow has all the tools. Sometimes he makes unbelievable plays and other time he drops one that leaves you scratching your head. Brandon Holloway made plays all spring long and seems to have made it impossible for the coaches not to get him the ball, may it be at slot or RB.

TE- Malcolm Johnson showed all spring that he is a major weapon to use. Great hands, size, and use of his body make him an asset across he middle and in the redzone. Brandon Hill looks like another good receiving option. Rufus Warren is huge. He blocks better than the rest but runs surprisingly well and has decent hands. Gus Walley was a pleasant surprise as well after coming of a redshirt year were he rehabbed an ACL injury. Christian Holmes has really good hands and always seemed to make plays around the goal line. Artimas Samuel is huge and has great hands but expect a redshirt. Make no mistake, this is the deepest position on the team.

OL- We return our starting 5 and they looked more comfortable together. Gabe Jackson looks like the All-American candidate that he is. Dillion Day assumed a leadership role and really seems to have improved. Justin Malone has a really high ceiling and looked more comfortable than he did in the fall. Blaine Clausell has further developed at LT and Charles Siddoway looked better due in part to being healthy after being injured all season long. Damien Robinson showed he is our best tackle off the bench but not a starter. Justin Senior looks to be the tackle of the future. Dylan Holley cemented himself as the backup center. Ben Beckwith is the next option at guard after the starters. Archie Muniz looked decent at guard as did Devon Desper.

DE- Can’t say enough about how improved the pass rush should be with Denico Autry and Preston Smith. Both looked very good this spring. Right on their heels and receiving some 1rst team reps was Ryan Brown. At 6-6 260 he provides another legitimate SEC pass rushing option. Redshirt freshmen AJ Jefferson and Torrey Dale showed a lot of promise as well. Even without the arrival of Chris Jones, the may be the best shape MSU has been in at DE in a very long time.

DT- PJ Jones really turned it on and asserted himself as the leader. I’ve been really tough on Kaleb Eulls production at DE but it appears he is much better suited at DT. He looked much more effective in there and is reason for excitement. Curtis Virges had a solid spring as well. Nick James showed why he was a top recruit and really started playing to his talent. If that continues, he will get a ton of snaps. Quay Evans battled an ankle injury and was limited all spring but his physical conditioning made it easy to see the work he has put in. Redshirt Freshmen Nelson Adams and Jordan Washington showed that they will be solid contributors in the future. They just need a bit more development. 1 thing to keep in mind is that our 2 starters at DT were 5.1+ 40 guys last year. No matter the DT combination, we will see much more athleticism on the DL next year.

LB- Benardrick McKinney looks to have taken it up a notch coming off freshman All-American honors. Deonte Skinner has his spot nailed down as well. Matt Wells looked to gain the most from Collins change of scheme. He may have been the most underutilized guy on defense last year. He is a blitzing machine and I expect a big spike in his production. Chris Hughes probably won’t start but has made it impossible on the coaches to not play him. He plays angry and always meets the ball violently. The future is in great hands as well with Richie Brown and Beni Brown. They have speed, athleticism, and football IQ that can’t be taught and its indicative of their 4 star ratings they received in high school. Zach Jackson is somewhat forgotten but shouldn’t be because he had his moments as well. This position is in great shape for the future.

CB- There is a 4 way battle for 2 spots that is about as close as it can be. Justin Cox, Will Redmond, Cedric Jiles, and Jamerson Love are all battling intensely. Cox has the most high end talent possessing the looks of an NFL CB. I trust that whoever gets these spots have earned it and I really don’t mind who. It’s also easy to forget that Taveze Calhoun was out this spring due to injury and played well as a backup last year. In somewhat of a surprise, Kivon Coman got CB reps this spring. Ultimately I think he ends up at safety but he’s a good looking athlete in he secondary. A lot of experience was lost but a lot of talent returns.

S- Nickoe Whitley looks like he has returned to 2011 form. Very excited that MSU gets its ruthless enforcer back. Jay Hughes had a really good spring probably grabbing the other spot. He’s always around the ball making plays. Dee Arrington got some 1rst team reps and certainly looks the part. I expect him to play plenty of snaps. Deonte Evans was the next guy that really jumped out at you. Kendrick Market has noticeably developed as well and had a good spring. Quadry Antoine showed some promise as well but safety game reps are crowded this year. This is a very deep spot that at the least should supply plenty of guys to coverage units because they can all run and hit.

QB- Tyler Russell
2nd- Dak Prescott

RB- Ladarius Perkins
2nd-Derrick Milton/Josh Robinson

WR- Robert Johnson
2nd-Fred Brown

WR- Jeremy Chappelle
2nd- Michael Carr/Joe Morrow

Slot- Jameon Lewis
2nd- Brandon Holloway

TE- Malcolm Johnson
2nd- Brandon Hill

LT- Blaine Clausell
2nd- Damien Robinson

G- Gabe Jackson
2nd- Ben Beckwith

C- Dillion Day
2nd- Dylan Holley

G- Justin Malone
2nd- Ben Beckwith

RT- Charles Siddoway
2nd- Damien Robinson

DE- Denico Autry
2nd- Ryan Brown

DT- PJ Jones
2nd- Curtis Virges

DT- Kaleb Eulls
2nd- Nick James/Quay Evans

DE- Preston Smith
2nd- Ryan Brown

LB- Deonte Skinner
2nd- Chris Hughes

LB- Benardrick McKinney
2nd- Ferlando Bohanna

LB- Matt Wells
2nd- Beni Brown

CB- Justin Cox
2nd- Jamerson Love

CB- Will Redmond
2nd- Cedric Jiles

FS- Nickoe Whitley
2nd- Deonte Evans

SS- Jay Hughes
2nd- Dee Arrington

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MSU Spring Game Notes and MVP’s

First my game notes, followed by spring game mvp’s.

-Jameon Lewis w/a 10 yard grab

-long run by Josh Robinson for about 40 yards

-10 yard td for Brandon Hill

-12 yard completion to Chappelle

– -1 TFL by Jay Hughes

-30 yrd rec by Malcolm Johnson

-another good short gain tackle by Jay Hughes

-Nice TFL by Matt Wells

-nice 20 reception by Gus Walley

-nice pbu by Kendrick Market on big hit

-big hit by Deonte Evans on a Jameon Lewis reception

-sack by Smith/Autry pressure

-11 rec for Derrick Milton on screen pass

-12 yard run by Derrick Milton

-6 yard run for Josh Robinson

-20 yard catch for Joe Morrow

-nice tackle by Cox. Came up quick on a Josh Robinson reception

-7 yard catch by Jeremy Chappelle on screen

-nice pick by Jay Hughes but he fumbled. Recovered by Quadry Antione

-20 yard swing pass to Josh Robinson

-nick james just made a tackle on a running play 2 yards from the sideline

-Jameon Lewis for a 7 yard reception

-nice contested TD catch by Rojo but 1 step out of bounds

-11 yard slant reception by Rojo

-nice TD grab in the corner of the end zone Brandon Hill. Contested ball

-another nice tackle in space by Jay Hughes on a Malcolm Johnson reception

-really nice grab over the middle by Holmes for 15 yards

-really nice hard cut back by Milton for a 6 yard TD run

-11 yard run by Multon

-long TD rec by Chappelle. Broke a few tackles and great block by Malcolm Johnson to spring him

-Houdini TD catch by Lewis where he lost his helmet on a contested catch.

-Milton running for 7 yards has been the norm

-Big hit by Jay Hughes in Milton

-15 yard scamper by Brandon Holloway

-nice 11 yard grab by Fred Brown. Had been quiet before that.

– 2 straight really nice runs by Brandon Holloway

-short td run for Derrick Milton

– A long gainer for Brandon Holloway. About 50 yards. I’m shocked he was caught.

-Nice TD run by Holloway after eluding a tackler

-Holloway gets another TD. He’s finishing strong

All in all a good scrimmage for MSU. The main thing you want to see is good competition. Neither side of the ball dominated the other and we saw good competition out of the 2nd teamers as well. The fact of only 1 healthy scholarship QB did hurt but I thought the walk-ons did a good enough job for the guys to compete. Beautiful weather led to a great crowd on the East Side of DWS and 1 of everyone’s main thoughts was the progress of the stadiums expansion. It will be awesome when it gets done.

Offensive MVP- Brandon Holloway /Derrick Milton – The Maroon team running back duo ran for a combined 227 yards and 4 TD’s while running behind the 2nd team O Line. Milton ran hard the whole scrimmage long and Holloway showed his home run threat ability.

Defensive MVP- Jay Hughes- I couldn’t find total tackle numbers for Hughes but I don’t need him. He was the best player on D the whole scrimmage. He stayed around the ball and made 1 play after another. He showed big hits, open field tackles, pbu’s, and had an interception. Great way to wrap up the spring for Hughes.

Final Spring wrap up, depth chart guess, and thoughts coming tomorrow.

SBW Schedule and Football Roster

Super Bulldog Weekend 2013 is finally upon us. I’ll be at the scrimmage Saturday and at the Dude afterwards. As usual, expect notes and a post spring write up starting Monday. Here is a schedule for the rest of SBW and don’t forget we have extra baseball tonight. Also, I have the football spring roster link beneath that. Have a great weekend and HailState!

Friday, April 19
All Day (quarterfinal matches at 8, 11, 2 and 5): Women’s Tennis, SEC Championship (A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre)
8:00 a.m.: Pig Cooking Begins (behind McArthur Hall)
4:00 p.m.: Pig Cooking – Farm Bureau Sampling of the Grill (McArthur Hall – at corner of Barr & Collegeview)
6:30 p.m.: Baseball vs. Auburn (Dudy Noble Field/Polk-DeMent Stadium)

– Saturday, April 20
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Cotton District Arts Festival (featuring Old Cotton Mill 5K Run at 8 a.m. and 1-Mile Family Fun Run at 10 a.m.)
9:00 a.m. – Noon: Pig Cooking Judging (behind McArthur Hall)
10:00 a.m.: Women’s Tennis, SEC Championship, Semifinal #1 (A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Mississippi State Fan Fair (The Junction)
11:00 a.m.: Volleyball Alumni Match (Newell Grissom Building)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Open House (Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex)
11:30 a.m.: Soccer vs. Southern Miss (Exh.) (Mississippi State Soccer Field)
1:00 p.m.: Maroon/White Spring Football Game (Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field)
2:00 p.m.: Women’s Tennis, SEC Championship, Semifinal #2 (A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre)
4:00 p.m.: Baseball vs. Auburn (Dudy Noble Field/Polk-DeMent Stadium)

– Sunday, April 21
1:00 p.m.: Women’s Tennis, SEC Championship, Final (A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre)

Here’s a link to the roster. i was having trouble getting it copied and it being readable.

http://m.hailstate.com/mobile/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=16800&ATCLID=207321561

What SEC West Players Do You Fear?

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The SEC is loaded with playmakers and looking at your weekly opponent usually brings at least 1 individual to mind that worries you. The head coach always gets hit with the question about how to stop “player x”. As fans we often worry that this guy will torch us or we have hope that if we shut them down we can win the game. Even the really elite teams usually have a player that drives them. Lets look at the SEC West and see who my picks are that should keep coordinators up at night.

Alabama TJ Yeldon- As a freshman he ran for 1108 yards and 12 TD’s averaging 6.33 yards a carry. That’s while splitting time with Eddie Lacy who is now departed for the NFL. Yeldon is a natural with the ball in his hands and could be a Heisman darkhorse candidate especially considering recent RB’s from Bama. You can ask LSU fans about how he can change the course of the game.

LSU Jeremy Hill- Another star freshmen RB who was able to rack up 755 yards and 12 TD’s on the ground despite 4 LSU backs getting at least 70 carries. He is so good, 2 of the upperclassmen from last year opted for the NFL draft rather than backing up the young star. Hill is a primed to run through and over SEC defenses again.

Texas A&M Johnny Manziel- The Heisman Trophy winner torched defenses for 3,706 passing yards and threw for 26 TD’s in his coming out party. It has been a long offseason of nightmares for defensive coordinators in the SEC. This year will be an interesting challenge for Manziel as every team will throw the kitchen sink at him to try and slow him down.

Ole Miss Donte Montcrief- Last year Donte was a hungry fellow and was fed the ball to the tune of 66 receptions, 979 yards, and 10 TD’s. Rebel fans expect more production from the WR attributed to another year in Coach Freeze’s system and a better comfort zone. With a viral music video in his honor, I’m sure Donte and The King Kobraz are ready for a remix.

Arkansas Chris Smith- My first defense pick terrorized QB’s from his DE position for 9.5 sacks and 12 QB hurries. He also had 52 total tackles. Smith flirted with the NFL but decided to return to Arkansas for his senior year. He might be the best DE in the SEC not named Clowney.

Auburn Tre Mason- Gus Malzahn will bring the high powered offense but is lacking a proven QB and lost a lot of top end talent on defense. I expect the Tigers to lean heavily on the rising junior RB. Last year he amassed 1002 yards on the ground and 8 TD’s. He only had 7 receptions but I also expect that to go up in Malzahn’s system. He will be the guy you game-plan against for Auburn.

Mississippi State Tyler Russell- Last year was a good one for Russell where he rewrote MSU passing records throwing for 2897 yards and 24 TD’s. The 5th year senior has all the goods to guide MSU. This year he will be breaking in new WR’s so expect opposing defenses to scheme directly at Tyler. Although the Aaron Murray’s and AJ McCarron’s get more media hype, I fully expect Tyler to make his case as 1 of the best senior signal callers in the SEC.

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MSU Spring Game: Things to Watch

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On Saturday at 1:00 pm MSU will have their annual spring game in Davis Wade Stadium. It is a free event this year where fans can get a glimpse at how the 2013 squad is shaping up after spring training. It’s one thing for fans to watch the game as fans and primarily follow the ball. We watch the QB either hand off or throw it and we watch the running backs or receivers afterwards. On defense we watch the players run to the ball and make the tackle or perhaps get an interception. I’m going to give the hardcore football junkie some things to keep an eye on that the average fan will miss. A lot of these things I’ll suggest are crucial to our season.

OG Justin Malone- He will be the full time starter at G next year. He has a big time ceiling but is only a sophomore. He does very well in pass blocking because he has really good feet. The crucial thing to watch with him is his run blocking. Keep a close eye on if he handles our DT’s well.

WR Fred Brown- Jameon Lewis and Rojo have asserted themselves as our top WR options but there has been a dogfight for the rest of the reps. Fred has done a great job this spring putting himself in the conversation at WR. When he came to MSU he was small and has worked to put on size and strength. He runs great routes but keep a close eye on how well he gets off the line in press coverages. He’s still a bit on the small side so if he can do this well, expect to see him play a lot.

WR/RB Brandon Holloway- The guy is lightning fast and all spring we have seen the staff work hard to get him touches. Keep an eye on how surprisingly well he runs between the tackles and watch all the positions the staff puts him in to get touches.

DE Preston Smith- Denico Autry gets much of the fanfare at DE but Smith has quietly had a great spring. Many forget he led us in sacks with limited snaps last year. Take the time and watch him on a few plays. The guy is a great pass rusher. Even if he can’t hit the QB watch the bull rush and count how many sacks he could have had.

DT PJ Jones- We needed someone to step up and be a leader at DT and PJ has done a great job. He looks like he’s gotten bigger. Watch him battle in there a few plays. He moves really well and gets good push. Especially watch if it’s an outside run and how well he pursues the ball. You’ll be pleased.

DT Nick James- First off, he is a mountain of a man. He gets push on almost every play, even when double teamed. The main thing I can tell you is watch how much fun he is having on the field. You will have fun just watching him.

CB- Not really 1 in particular but watch how close the competition is between Justin Cox, Cedric Jiles, Will Redmond, and Jamerson Love. There is not much that separates any of these guys and the competition is fierce. If I had to pick 1 thing, watch how big and physical Cox is.

FS Nickoe Whitley- It should immediately jump out at you that he has lost weight. Watch him by himself a few plays and look how much better he is moving out there. He looks like he has regained his step and just looks smooth out there. I think you’ll see Nickoe of 2011.

Can 1 Game Change MSU’s Program?

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Entering year 5 of the Dan Mullen era one of the topics that brings a lot of debate is if MSU has a “signature win” in that time frame. Personally, I think the win at the Swamp or the 2009 Egg Bowl qualifies. I can also see the other side of the argument where fans want that big win to hang their hat on. Many fans want a Bama, LSU, or some top 10 victory to stake this claim. The question becomes how much can 1 game change a program?

I would absolutely agree that 1 game can have a huge effect on the program but unfortunately many times for MSU its coming from the negative end of the spectrum. I don’t think anyone can deny that the Sly Croom’s 2008 Egg Bowl drubbing changed the course of the program. As a fanbase and institution, MSU decided that type of performance was unacceptable and it fueled change.

I don’t want to harp on the negative side of things. I want to shift toward how much positive could come from a “signature win” this year? Mullen and staff have achieved a steady building process in the brutal SEC west and has guided MSU to 3 straight bowls. Last years finish wasn’t what we hoped for but let’s not kid ourselves about how big of an achievement the bowl streak is with our history and the current climate of the SEC. Don’t forget about 2 straight top 25 ranked recruiting classes. Look at our 2nd string and tell me we haven’t seen progress.

As of now, Mullen has raised the floor of MSU’s success without question. Can 1 game propel the Bulldogs to the next level of success? Can 1 game have that much of an effect? I think it can and our 2013 schedule offers ample opportunity for this to happen. To be clear, another 7 win season is still inching toward the ultimate goal but an 8 or 9 win season with that big win should lead to more fan excitement, more monetary giving, better assistant salaries, and a recruiting bump. To put it simply, that 1 win should have an across the board effect.

Lets look at some games that I think could be these program changers and briefly discuss why.

vs Oklahoma State- At first glance I think many fans might disagree that this could be a program changer but I don’t think they are thinking big picture. It’s not an SEC win but has huge ramifications. This is a kickoff game that will get huge national exposure. Many will have OSU picked to win the Big 12 and MSU will be underdogs. A win here would get a ton of national run because everyone will see it: fans, commentators, coaches, and recruits. It would be like a national announcement that MSU is for real.

vs LSU- This one is huge for MSU as a program because they own us. A win here would clearly state that MSU is here to compete with the big dogs of the SEC West. With MSU picking up recruiting efforts in Louisiana and Texas of late, this would be a great feather in the cap to sell to recruits and their families. It would say they aren’t picking a lesser school but a direct competitor.

at Texas A&M- A huge road match against a team who will get a ton of pub due to their star QB Johnny Manziel. Not only is it big from a press standpoint but they have quickly asserted themselves as an SEC West competitor and it would prove that we are a threat. With the new SEC footprint in Texas, any win in the Lone-star State helps solidify your brand in the mind of recruits who want to now play in the SEC. MSU has a rare opportunity to get up to 2 wins in Texas this year and the importance of that cannot be downplayed.

at South Carolina- Steve Spurrier has raised the prestige in Columbia exponentially since his arrival. Many have them to win the East and challenge Bama. Road games are great opportunities to show your program is ready for the big time and this game affords that opportunity. Jadaveon Clowney will draw a ton of pub and a victory here would run non stop on Sports Center. It would show that MSU can play with anyone, anywhere in the SEC.

vs Alabama– This one is obvious because Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are the kings of college football. They get the most pub week in and week out. Beating them would be monumental for the program. This is the type of win that could boost all the before mentioned efforts and catapult you to the next level. With Alabama’s success of late, a win this year would be on the same level as the 1980 victory that we still revel in 33 years later.

MSU Baseball Heating Up

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A 15 run game 3 offensive explosion led MSU to its first SEC sweep of the year at Texas A&M and second straight series victory. The fact that this sweep came on the road makes it even sweeter. MSU’s offense seems to be coming to life led by a huge weekend for Hunter Renfroe where he got his season HR number to 13, which is tied for the SEC lead with Mason Katz (LSU). Not only did our bats come alive but the pitching was stellar as well. MSU only used 5 different pitchers the whole weekend including a complete game effort by Kendall Graveman on Saturday.

I admit that I’m not a baseball genius and I leave the game breakdowns to guys like Todd4State. I do like to look at stats and where we sit as those things give great insight to our season and where are headed.

First off, the SEC West standings:
LSU 13-2,
Arky 9-6
MSU 8-7
Bama 8-7
Om 7-8
A&M 7-8
Aub 5-10

Just looking at that quickly you have to be ok with where State is sitting. If we finfish like we are capable of I think 2nd is our spot and very well could get us the coveted regional host. LSU is on fire and looks almost invincible with their overall record of 34-3. Makes the fact that we outplayed them and lost the series tough, but encouraging at the same time. MSU has a chance to continue the momentum going forward with a series against Auburn on deck for Super Bulldog Weekend. Auburn is struggling right now and another sweep would be huge for the Dawgs.

“Mississippi State’s baseball team is 30-9, the program’s best record through 39 games since 1999.” Mike Nemeth (via twitter @MikeNemeth)

If you want to look ahead, we have a tough trip to Vandy after Auburn. Getting 1 in Nashville is almost a must and if we could figure out how to get that series, my wool growth will be thick. After Vandy we close out with 3 winnable series: Bama, at Ole Miss, and ending with South Carolina at home. There are 2 non-conference games sandwiched in there against Memphis on the 23rd and Oral Roberts on May 14th. The discussion becomes what record is required for us to host? I’m hoping for 11 more conference wins which would get us to 19-11. I’ve read others suggest that 18-12 would do the job as well. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Another thing that is a solid indicator of what type of season you are having is your team statistics and where you stack up in the league. These numbers are courtesy of Coach34 at EliteDawgs.com . I could have researched this myself but copy and paste was too easy.

Hitting:

Average- 3rd in the SEC
On-base percentage- 3rd in the SEC
Slugging- 4th in the SEC
Runs scored- 3rd in the SEC
RBI’s- 3rd in the SEC
Doubles- 4th in the SEC
HR’s – 3rd in the SEC
Walks-3rd in the SEC
Stolen bases- 4th in the SEC

Pitching:

ERA- 2nd in the SEC
Opp BA- 3rd in the SEC
Strike Outs- Leads SEC
Strike out Looking- Leads SEC
Saves- 2nd in the SEC
fewest Sac bunts allowed- tied for 2nd in the SEC
fewest Sac flies Allowed- tied for SEC lead
fewest hits allowed- 3rd in the SEC

All in all I don’t think anyone can complain about where MSU baseball is right now and the direction we are headed. At the beginning of the year the goal was to host a regional and that is very possible right now. The guys seem to be hitting their stride at just the right time. It will be fun to watch this play out.

Baseball related and worth 5 seconds of your time. Best foul ball catch EVER http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/232323.gif