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State Taking Stock After First Series Setback

Kendal Graveman suffers 1st loss of season

If Diamond Dogs were looking forward to a little extra down-time with school out this week, Sunday's loss to Central Arkansas will alter all schedules. "You treat it as a learning experience," Coach John Cohen said. "We've got spring break coming up, and we have a lot of opportunities to work on these things."

And, a lot of things to work on. Mississippi State's 7-3 Sunday setback gave the visiting Bears the series, after their 7-5 Saturday win. Central Arkansas left 14-2 and ready to roll in Southland Conference play. The 17-2 Bulldogs? They suffered not just the first losses of the season, but a chance to match or surpass the program's record winning streak of 18 games. Whether they lost valuable...

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