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"It Starts With Getting Off To A Great Start"

Coach John Cohen isn't ready to name a pitcher for Friday's bracket championship round game with Oregon State. He is able to discuss the challenge ahead for whoever steps on the hill first Friday…and the relievers sure to follow. "We're going to have to play a complete ball game, it starts with getting off to a great start."

Since most Mississippi State games this post-season have concluded with a great finish, or for that matter outstanding long-relief work, what Cohen and coaches consider a ‘great start' might not square with traditional staff concepts. At the same time the Diamond Dogs would not mind, for a change, taking charge of an opponent early and controlling start to close. Besides, just for the same of...

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