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Diamond Dogs Shuffle Staff For Arkansas Trip

Luis Pollorena

They've been close. Really, really close. Which matters just as much on the scoreboard as at pitch or plate. Because the Bulldogs are still taking an under-.500 record into their third conference weekend, at Arkansas. "We definitely want to go up there and at least win a series," said Ross Mitchell. "That's real big."

Really big, if Mississippi State (22-6, 2-4) intends finishing March with some serious SEC momentum. There is certainly no shame after coming up short in series with top-ten opponents Louisiana State and Kentucky, with an extra-inning loss and a couple of one-run road setbacks. What there is though, is a degree of natural frustration which must be forgotten, fast. "Just go in there focused, that... Recommended Stories

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