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Week's Scrimmaging Key To Pitching Plans

Week's Scrimmaging Key To Pitching Plans

Everybody connected with Bulldog baseball wishes these next nine days would race by. Well, everybody but maybe one. Because sometime before February 15 and Opening Day, Coach Butch Thompson has to set up that first series' worth of pitching.

The Diamond Dog pitching coach does have an intense week in store beginning with Tuesday's afternoon scrimmage. Weather permitting it will be the eighth game-type session of Mississippi State preseason, meaning Thompson already has seven scrimmages for evaluating. Some years that might be enough already. This season? "Not yet!" Thompson smiled. "But that is the plan you're at right now. When you...

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