Confidence building for Diamond Dawgs in late season

MSU baseball. Nice story heading a big weekend showdown with rival Ole Miss

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Over the weekend, Mississippi State’s baseball team saw an eight-run lead nearly evaporate in two innings, fell behind in game two of a doubleheader, then watched Alabama get another big lead in the final game of the series on Sunday.

The result? A 3-0 weekend record for the Bulldogs, sweeping Alabama at Dudy Noble Field.

IXZVAVBTOOMJCUE.20090414153124Two come-from-behind, extra-inning, walk-off wins and a foiled Tide comeback attempt made for both an interesting and revealing weekend for MSU.

 “When you look at games like this,” head coach John Cohen said, “it’s that character, that work ethic and that belief in yourself that gets you through those games. This is what we expect of our kids, especially the older ones who have been through that before.”

After being swept on the road at Vanderbilt last week, Cohen’s club was badly in need of wins to calm the waters and maintain hopes of hosting…

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