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Coming Back to MSU

Coming Back to MSU

Mississippi State baseball pitcher Ricky Bowen, a redshirt junior in eligibility, was drafted in the 38th round by the Cincinnati Reds in the June Major League Baseball draft. Although he received a very significant offer from them, he has decided to stay with the Bulldog baseball program for his junior season.

"The crosschecker for the Reds, Mark Snipp, came in to watch me three weeks ago," said Ricky, who has consistently thrown 90-92 miles per hour and topped out 94 miles per hour with his fastball the entire summer. Ricky felt he was throwing really well when Schmidt watched him pitch. "I was throwing well, locating really well, throwing a cutter, a curveball and a changeup," he said. "I had gone...

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