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Dogs Carry Sweep Momentum Into Week Two

The game, and the sweep, were safely in-hand, enough so that a freshman was handed closing duties. Still John Cohen couldn't help getting a thrill about how the weekend concluded with a sharp twin-killing. "That play to end the game was a highlight reel type of play," the coach said. "But I see these guys make those plays every day in practice. And it's fun to see it in a ball game."

There was a whole lot of fun seen over the course of Mississippi State's successful opening series. The Diamond Dogs put four solid wins on the 2013 scoreboard at Portland's expense, by scores of 16-1, 2-1, 7-1, and 6-0. "It was a good weekend for everyone on the team," said C Mitch Slauter. It was also the sort of opening-weekend Bulldog fans have waited for. Despite a mid-February starting date...

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