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Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball
2016 Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball team
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Founded 1885
University Mississippi State University
Conference SEC
West Division
Location Starkville, MS
Head coach John Cohen (8th year)
Home stadium Dudy Noble Field
(Capacity: 15,500)
Nickname Bulldogs
Colors Maroon and White[1]
         
Overall record 2,561–1,505–29 (.629)[2]
College World Series Runner-up
2013
College World Series appearances
1971, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2013
NCAA Regional Champions
1979, 1981, 1985, 1990, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2016
NCAA Tournament appearances
1949, 1953, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Conference tournament champions
1979, 1985, 1987, 1990, 2001, 2005, 2012
Conference champions
1909, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1948, 1949, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2016

The Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball team representing Mississippi State University in NCAA Division I college baseball. The program is a member the West Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). John Cohen has been the program's head coach since the start of the 2009 season. The program's home venue is Dudy Noble Field, Polk-DeMent Stadium. It has appeared in the College World Series nine times, most recently in 2013 where they earned their highest finish, losing in the finals to UCLA. The 2013 Bulldogs finished the season with a consensus No. 2 ranking, the highest in program history.

History[edit]

Mississippi State has won eleven SEC Championships in 1948, 1949, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1989, and 2016.

It has won the SEC Tournament seven times, in 1979, 1985, 1987, 1990, 2001, 2005, and 2012. As shown in the List of SEC champs, it has also won six SEC postseason two-team playoffs, in 1948, 1949, 1965, 1966, 1970, and 1971. The seven tournament championships and six playoff championships are a total of thirteen SEC postseason championships, the most of any school.

Prior to the formation of the SEC, the program won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship in 1909, 1911, 1918, 1921, and 1922 as well as the Southern Conference title in 1924.

The program has also appeared in 33 NCAA Regionals and 9 College World Series, with its highest finish being second place in 2013. Between 1992 and 2003, a Bulldogs pitcher was selected in the first round of the MLB draft 6 times.[3]

Venue[edit]

The Bulldogs play their home games at Dudy Noble Field, Polk-DeMent Stadium. Dubbed the "Carnegie Hall of College Baseball" by Nelle Cohen, wife of MSU skipper John Cohen,[4] it was the host site of the first SEC tournament and holds the NCAA baseball on-campus attendance record of 15,586 spectators, set in a game against the University of Mississippi in 2014.[5] The stadium has hosted each of the top 10 largest crowds to attend an on-campus college baseball game.[3][6][7] In 2013 Paul Swaney, of Stadium Journey, ranked it as the number one collegiate ballpark.[8] One of the venue's most prominent features is the Left Field Lounge, an outfield area where spectators can gather and enjoy the games in a tailgate setting, including stands built on top of old pick-up trucks and trailers.[9][10][11][12]

Dudy Noble Field/Polk-Dement Stadium

In 2005, the Palmeiro Center, a 68,000-square-foot (6,300 m2) indoor practice facility, was built next to Dudy Noble. The facility, made possible by a gift from program alumnus Rafael Palmeiro and his wife Lynne, features an infield practice area, additional training area, and three batting cages. A baseball coaches' office complex located between the Palmeiro Center and Dudy Noble Field was also built in 2005. The complex, which includes a baseball heritage room, was made possible by contributions from former Bulldog players Jeff Brantley, Will Clark, Eric DuBose, Paul Maholm, Jay Powell and Bobby Thigpen, along with former MSU head coach Bo McKinnis.

Attendance[edit]

The program has set many attendance records at Dudy Noble Field. SEC weekend games usually draw the largest crowds to Dudy Noble Field. Mississippi State currently holds the NCAA record for the largest single game on-campus baseball attendance at 15,586 and the largest SEC crowd for a 3-game weekend series at 39,181. In 2007, in a Super Regional against the Clemson Tigers, Mississippi State set NCAA attendance records for Super Regional games with 12,620 and 13,715 fans. More than 5,000,000 spectators have attended games at the venue since the university started tracking attendance numbers in 1976.[6][13] Mississippi State holds all of the top 11 and 17 of the top 25 on-campus crowds in college baseball history, including 14 crowds of over 12,000 and 42 crowds of over 10,000.

Attendance records[edit]

Below is a table of attendance records at Dudy Noble Field.

Top Baseball Crowds at DNF-PDS[edit]

Rank Attendance Opponent Date Record Broken
1 15,586 Mississippi April 12, 2014 NCAA On-Campus Record
2 15,078 Texas A&M April 16, 2016 #2 NCAA On-Campus Record
3 14,991 Florida April 22, 1989 #3 NCAA On-Campus Record
4 14,562 Auburn April 20, 2013 #4 NCAA On-Campus Record
5 14,378 Louisiana State April 16, 1988 #5 NCAA On-Campus Record
6 13,761 Arkansas April 25, 1992 #6 NCAA On-Campus Record
7 13,715 Clemson June 9, 2007 #7 NCAA On-Campus Record
NCAA Super Regional Single-Game Record
8 13,617 Georgia April 8, 2006 #8 NCAA On-Campus Record
9 13,452 Arizona June 11, 2016 #9 NCAA On-Campus Record
#2 NCAA Super Regional Single-Game Record
10 13,224 Mississippi April 11, 2014 #10 NCAA On-Campus Record
11 13,123 Mississippi April 15, 2000 #11 NCAA On-Campus Record
12 13,004 Florida April 18, 2005 #12 NCAA On-Campus Record
13 12,708 Arizona June 10, 2016 #13 NCAA On-Campus Record
#3 NCAA Super Regional Single-Game Record
14 12,708 Auburn April 24, 1993 #15 NCAA On-Campus Record
15 12,620 Clemson June 8, 2007 #16 NCAA On-Campus Record
#4 NCAA Super Regional Single-Game Record
16 12,360 Georgia April 6, 2002 #18 NCAA On-Campus Record
17 11,763 Auburn April 12, 2003
18 11,515 Mississippi April 2, 2016
19 11,496 Florida State May 27, 1990
NCAA Regional Single-Game Record
20 11,201 Florida April 9, 2011
21 11,174 Florida April 13, 1991
22 11,127 South Alabama May 26, 2000
23 11,124 South Alabama June 1, 2013
24 11,102 Central Arkansas May 31, 2013
25 11,089 Tennessee April 17, 2010
26 10,958 Auburn April 9, 2005
27 10,832 Notre Dame May 28, 2000
28 10,688 Washington May 25, 1997
29 10,656 Cal State Fullerton June 5, 2016
30 10,619 Florida April 17, 2004
31 10,588 North Carolina May 28, 1989
32 10,555 Kentucky April 18, 2009
33 10,382 Florida April 25, 1987
34 10,371 Mississippi April 13, 2014
35 10,351 Tennessee April 21, 2012
36 10,324 Kentucky March 31, 2007
37 10,284 Middle Tennessee St. May 30, 2003
38 10,226 Central Arkansas June 2, 2013
39 10,164 Mississippi April 3, 2016
40 10,152 Mississippi April 1, 2016
41 10,143 Auburn April 19, 2013
42 10,064 Vanderbilt March 22, 2014

MLB First Round Draft Picks[edit]

Year Player Pick Team
1966 Del Unser 18 Washington Senators
1985 Rafael Palmeiro 22 Chicago Cubs via Padres
1985 Will Clark 2 San Francisco Giants
1992 B.J. Wallace 3 Montreal Expos
1993 Jay Powell 19 Baltimore Orioles
1994 Carlton Loewer 23 Philadelphia Phillies
1997 Eric Dubose 21 Oakland Athletics via Orioles
1999 Matt Ginter 22 Chicago White Sox via Mets
2003 Paul Maholm 8 Pittsburgh Pirates
2007 Ed Easley 61* Arizona Diamondbacks
2012 Chris Stratton 20 San Francisco Giants
2013 Hunter Renfroe 13 San Diego Padres
2016 Dakota Hudson 34 St. Louis Cardinals

* 1st round of the 2007 MLB Supplemental Draft

Mississippi State's 1st Team All-Americans[edit]

Player Position Year(s) Selectors
Del Unser Outfield 1966 SN
Philip Still Third Base 1971 ABCA
Nat "Buck" Showalter Outfield 1977 ABCA
Mike Kelly Outfield 1979 ABCA
Mark Gillaspie Outfield 1981 ABCA
Rafael Palmeiro First Base 1983, 1984, 1985 BA, ABCA, SN
Will Clark First Base 1984, 1985 SN, BA, ABCA
Jeff Brantley Pitcher 1985 ABCA, BA
Pete Young Utility player 1989 ABCA
Gary Rath Pitcher 1994 ABCA, BA
Brian Wiese Utility player 1998 NCBWA
Brad Corley Outfield 2004 BA
Edward Easley Catcher 2010 ABCA
Chris Stratton Pitcher 2012 ABCA, BA, CB, NCBWA
Jonathan Holder Pitcher 2013 CB, NCBWA
Hunter Renfroe Outfield 2013 ABCA, BA, CB, NCBWA
Jacob Lindgren Pitcher 2014 BA
Source:"SEC All-Americas". secsports.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 

ABCA: American Baseball Coaches Association[14] BA: Baseball America[14] CB: Collegiate Baseball[14] NCBWA: National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association[14] Denotes consensus All-American

Player awards[edit]

National awards[edit]

Rafael Palmeiro (1983)
Will Clark (1985)
Ed Easley (2007)
Ron Polk (1985)

SEC Awards[edit]

Chris Stratton (2012)

Prominent players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Only those who coached 3 or more seasons and 30 or more games.[15]

Coach Years Overall % Conf % SECT % NCAA Post Season
Overall % Super Reg % CWS %
W. D. Chadwick 1910–1918 120–72–9 .619 57–50–6 .531
C.R."Dudy"Noble 1920–1947 267–201–9 .569 70–82 .461
R."Doc"Patty 1948–1956 116–73 .614 78–59 .569 6–3† .667 2–4 .333
Paul Gregory 1957–1974 328–200–1 .621 161–113 .588 9–5† .643 7–9 .438 0–2 .000
Ron Polk 1976–1997
2002–2008
1139–590–2 .659 419–324 .564 44–35 .557 57–44 .564 2–0 1.00 6–12 .333
Pat McMahon 1998–2001 164–88 .651 63–52 .548 8–7 .533 13–10 .565 0–4 .000 1–2 .333
John Cohen 2009–2016 284–203–1 .583 108–130 .454 11–8 .579 18–11 .621 3–4 .429 3–2 .600

† There was no SEC Baseball Tournament before 1977. Records are for the two team playoff that determined the SEC champion.

Year By Year Results[edit]

Year Coach W L T Pct SEC W SEC L SEC T SEC Pct SEC Rank SECT Place Postseason
1885 3 0 0 1.000 -- --
1886 2 0 0 1.000 -- --
1887 2 0 0 1.000 -- --
1888 5 1 0 .833 -- --
1889 G.C. Creelman 3 0 0 1.000 -- --
1890 G.C. Creelman 4 0 0 1.000 -- --
1891 G.C. Creelman 3 0 0 1.000 -- --
1892 G.C. Creelman 2 0 0 1.000 -- --
1893 G.C. Creelman 2 0 2 . 750 -- --
1894 No Team -- --
1895 G.C. Creelman 1 0 1 .750 -- --
1896 G.C. Creelman 0 2 0 .000 -- --
1897 2 1 0 .667 -- --
1898 No Team -- --
1899 1 1 0 .500 -- --
1900 No Team -- --
1901 No Team -- --
1902 S.W. Scales 5 1 0 .833 -- --
1903 9 3 0 .750 -- --
1904 6 5 0 . 545 4 5 0 .444 -- --
1905 S.A. Jehl 11 5 0 .688 4 2 0 .667 -- --
1906 Bert Noblett 9 8 1 .528 3 2 1 .583 -- --
1907 F.P. Plass 8 6 0 .571 1 5 0 .167 -- --
1908 F.P. Plass 19 13 2 .588 4 7 0 .364 -- --
1909 Dolly Stark 22 4 0 .846 10 2 0 .833 1st --
1910 W.D.Chadwick 16 11 0 .593 2 5 0 .286 -- --
1911 W.D. Chadwick 16 7 0 .696 10 6 0 .625 1st --
1912 W.D. Chadwick 14 8 1 .630 7 7 0 .500 -- --
1913 W.D. Chadwick 16 10 2 .625 8 6 1 .567 -- --
1914 W.D. Chadwick 11 9 2 .545 5 6 1 .458 -- --
1915 W.D. Chadwick 12 9 2 .565 8 6 2 .563 -- --
1916 W.D. Chadwick 11 7 0 .611 6 6 0 .500 -- --
1917 W.D. Chadwick 14 3 2 .789 9 1 2 .833 -- --
1918 W.D. Chadwick 10 8 0 .556 4 7 0 .364 1st --
1919 S.L. Robinson 13 6 0 .684 6 4 0 .600 -- --
1920 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 8 8 0 .500 6 6 0 .500 -- --
1921 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 13 8 0 .619 6 6 0 .500 1st --
1922 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 16 6 3 .700 7 1 1 .833 1st --
1923 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 14 9 0 .609 11 7 0 .611 -- --
1924 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 17 7 0 .708 12 3 0 .800 1st --
1925 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 19 7 0 .731 9 5 0 .643 -- --
1926 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 18 12 0 .600 10 8 0 .556 -- --
1927 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 13 8 1 .614 9 7 0 .563 -- --
1928 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 12 8 0 .600 7 6 0 .538 -- --
1929 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 9 6 3 .583 3 5 0 .375 -- --
1930 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 12 12 0 .500 6 7 0 .461 -- --
1931 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 12 9 0 .571 8 5 0 .615 -- --
1932 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 8 10 .444 3 5 0 .428 -- --
1933 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 10 5 0 .667 3 5 0 .625 2nd --
1934 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 11 5 0 .687 8 4 0 .667 2nd --
1935 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 8 3 0 .727 8 3 0 .727 2nd --
1936 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 8 5 1 .607 6 4 0 .600 3rd --
1937 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 12 3 0 .800 8 3 0 .727 3rd --
1938 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 5 7 0 .417 3 7 0 .300 10th --
1939 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 7 10 0 .412 3 10 0 .230 11th --
1940 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 5 9 0 .357 4 7 0 .364 7th
1941 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 8 9 0 .470 7 8 0 .467 7th --
1942 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 8 6 1 .708 6 7 0 .461 6th --
1943 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 3 9 0 .250 3 9 0 .250 7th (T) --
1944 No Team -- --
1945 No Team -- --
1946 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 3 12 0 .200 2 9 0 .182 6th --
1947 C.R. (Dudy) Noble 8 8 0 .500 7 8 0 .467 8th --
1948 R. P. "Doc" Patty 17 8 0 .680 12 5 0 .706 1st -- --
1949 R. P. "Doc" Patty 19 6 0 .760 13 3 0 .813 1st -- NCAA District III Tournament
1950 R. P. "Doc" Patty 13 6 0 .684 9 5 0 .643 -- -- --
1951 R. P. "Doc" Patty 11 9 0 .550 6 9 0 .400 -- -- --
1952 R. P. "Doc" Patty 12 11 0 .522 6 9 0 .400 -- -- --
1953 R. P. "Doc" Patty 15 7 0 .682 12 3 0 .800 -- -- NCAA District III Tournament
1954 R. P. "Doc" Patty 9 7 0 .563 7 7 0 .500 -- -- --
1955 R P. "Doc" Patty 9 10 0 .474 7 9 0 .438 -- -- --
1956 R. P. "Doc" Patty 11 9 0 .550 6 9 0 .400 -- -- --
1957 Paul Gregory 13 5 0 .722 10 5 0 .667 -- -- --
1958 Paul Gregory 14 10 0 .583 8 6 0 .571 -- -- --
1959 Paul Gregory 12 13 0 .480 5 10 0 .333 -- -- --
1960 Paul Gregory 16 11 0 .593 8 8 0 .500 -- -- --
1961 Paul Gregory 12 7 0 .632 7 6 0 .538 -- -- --
1962 Paul Gregory 21 5 1 .778 14 1 1 .875 -- -- --
1963 Paul Gregory 17 11 0 .607 9 7 0 .563 -- -- --
1964 Paul Gregory 17 12 0 .586 7 7 0 .500 -- -- --
1965 Paul Gregory 16 10 0 .615 11 4 0 .733 1st -- NCAA District III Tournament
1966 Paul Gregory 20 11 0 .645 11 4 0 .733 1st -- NCAA District III Tournament
1967 Paul Gregory 17 14 0 .548 9 9 0 .500 -- -- --
1968 Paul Gregory 16 17 0 .485 7 10 0 .412 -- -- --
1969 Paul Gregory 20 10 0 .677 11 7 0 .611 -- -- --
1970 Paul Gregory 32 8 0 .800 11 4 0 .733 2nd -- NCAA District III Tournament
1971 Paul Gregory 32 12 0 .727 13 5 0 .722 1st -- NCAA District III Tournament, College World Series
1972 Paul Gregory 24 16 0 .600 7 11 0 .389 6th (T) -- --
1973 Paul Gregory 16 14 1 .516 5 9 0 .357 9th -- --
1974 Paul Gregory 13 14 0 .481 8 9 0 .471 6th -- --
1975 Jimmy Bragan 16 24 0 .400 6 16 0 .273 10th -- --
1976 Ron Polk 28 17 0 .622 11 12 0 .478 5th (T) -- --
1977 Ron Polk 33 15 0 .688 11 9 0 .550 5th (T) 3rd --
1978 Ron Polk 38 18 0 .679 13 8 0 .619 3rd 2nd Regionals
1979 Ron Polk 48 12 0 .800 17 2 0 .895 1st 1st Regionals, College World Series
1980 Ron Polk 31 19 0 .620 10 11 0 .476 5th -- --
1981 Ron Polk 46 17 0 .730 17 6 0 .739 1st (T) 3rd Regionals, College World Series
1982 Ron Polk 28 23 0 .549 11 13 0 .458 7th -- --
1983 Ron Polk 42 15 0 .737 17 5 0 .773 -- 2nd Regionals
1984 Ron Polk 45 16 0 .738 18 5 0 .783 2nd 3rd Regionals
1985 Ron Polk 50 15 0 .769 16 8 0 .667 1st 1st Regionals, College World Series
1986 Ron Polk 34 21 0 .618 12 15 0 .444 7th -- --
1987 Ron Polk 39 22 0 .639 13 13 0 .500 6th 1st Regionals
1988 Ron Polk 44 20 0 .688 17 10 0 .630 3rd 2nd Regionals
1989 Ron Polk 54 14 0 .794 20 5 0 .800 1st 4th Regionals
1990 Ron Polk 50 21 0 .704 17 9 0 .654 3rd 1st (T) Regionals, College World Series
1991 Ron Polk 42 21 0 .667 12 9 0 .571 3rd 3rd Regionals
1992 Ron Polk 40 22 0 .645 15 9 0 .625 3rd 5th (T) Regionals
1993 Ron Polk 41 21 0 .661 17 12 0 .586 4th 2nd (W) Regionals
1994 Ron Polk 36 23 0 .610 15 12 0 .556 4th 3rd (W) --
1995 Ron Polk 34 25 0 .576 11 16 0 .407 9th 4th (W) --
1996 Ron Polk 38 24 0 .613 17 13 0 .567 5th 7th (T) Regionals
1997 Ron Polk 47 21 0 .691 19 11 0 .633 3rd 7th (T) Regionals, College World Series
1998 Pat McMahon 42 23 0 .646 14 15 0 .483 6th 3rd (T) Regionals, College World Series
1999 Pat McMahon 42 21 0 .667 15 13 0 .536 6th 3rd (T) Regionals
2000 Pat McMahon 41 20 0 .672 17 10 0 .630 4th 7th (T) Regionals, Super Regionals
2001 Pat McMahon 39 24 0 .619 17 13 0 .567 4th (T) 1st Regionals, Super Regionals
2002 Ron Polk 34 24 1 .576 14 15 0 .483 7th 5th (T) --
2003 Ron Polk 42 20 1 .667 17 12 0 .586 4th 3rd (T) Regionals
2004 Ron Polk 35 24 0 .593 13 17 0 .433 9th -- Regionals
2005 Ron Polk 42 22 0 .656 13 16 0 .448 7th 1st Regionals
2006 Ron Polk 37 23 0 .617 12 17 0 .414 9th -- Regionals
2007 Ron Polk 38 22 0 .633 15 13 0 .536 4th 7th (T) Regionals, Super Regionals, College World Series
2008 Ron Polk 23 33 0 .411 9 21 0 .300 12th -- --
2009 John Cohen 25 29 0 .463 9 20 0 .310 12th -- --
2010 John Cohen 23 33 0 .411 6 24 0 .200 12th -- --
2011 John Cohen 38 25 0 .616 14 16 0 .467 6th 8th Regionals, Super Regionals
2012 John Cohen 40 24 0 .639 16 14 0 .533 5th (T) 1st Regionals
2013 John Cohen 51 20 0 .718 16 14 0 .533 5th 3rd Regionals, Super Regionals, College World Series Runner-Up
2014 John Cohen 39 24 0 .619 18 12 0 .600 3rd (T) 5th Regionals
2015 John Cohen 24 30 0 .444 8 22 0 .267 14th -- --
2016 John Cohen 44 18 1 .706 21 9 0 .700 1st 5th (T) Regionals, Super Regionals

50 Win Seasons[edit]

Year Coach W L SEC Champ SECT Champ Postseason CWS Final Rank CWS Result Total PS Result
1985 Ron Polk 50 15 College World Series 3rd 2-2 5-3
1989 Ron Polk 54 14 Regionals N/A N/A 4-2
1990 Ron Polk 50 21 College World Series 5th 1-2 5-3
2013 John Cohen 51 20 College World Series Runner-Up 2nd 3-2 8-3

Bulldogs in the NCAA Tournament[edit]

Regionals[edit]

Mississippi State host years shaded in ██ maroon.

Year Seed Site Result
1949 Charlotte, NC
1953 Durham, NC
1965 Gastonia, NC
1966 Gastonia, NC
1970 Gastonia, NC
1971 Gastonia, NC 1st
1978 Arlington, TX 2nd
1979 Starkville, MS 1st
1981 Clemson, SC 1st
1983 Austin, TX 2nd
1984 Starkville, MS 2nd
1985 Starkville, MS 1st
1987 Starkville, MS 4th
1988 2 Starkville, MS 3rd (T)
1989 Starkville, MS 2nd
1990 2 Starkville, MS 1st
1991 2 Orono, ME 3rd
1992 2 Starkville, MS 3rd
1993 3 Tallahassee, FL 5th (T)
1996 3 Stanford, CA 4th
1997 2 Starkville, MS 1st
1998 4 College Station, TX 1st
1999 3 Columbus, OH 2nd
2000 1 Starkville, MS 1st
2001 1 Columbus, OH 1st
2003 1 Starkville, MS 2nd
2004 3 Atlanta, GA 3rd
2005 2 Coral Gables, FL 2nd
2006 3 Clemson, SC 2nd
2007 2 Tallahassee, FL 1st
2011 3 Atlanta, GA 1st
2012 2 Tallahassee, FL 3rd
2013 1 Starkville, MS 1st
2014 2 Lafayette, LA 2nd
2016 1 Starkville, MS 1st

Super Regionals[edit]

Year Opponent Site Result
2000 Clemson Clemson, SC L, 0-2
2001 Cal State-Fullerton Fullerton, CA L, 0-2
2007 Clemson Starkville, MS W, 2-0
2011 Florida Gainesville, FL L, 1-2
2013 Virginia Charlottesville, VA W, 2-0
2016 Arizona Starkville, MS L, 0-2

Bulldogs in the College World Series[edit]

Year Result Record
1971 7th (tie) 0-2
1979 5th (tie) 1-2
1981 5th (tie) 1-2
1985 3rd 2-2
1990 5th (tie) 1-2
1997 5th (tie) 1-2
1998 5th (tie) 1-2
2007 7th (tie) 0-2
2013 2nd 3-2
Total 10-18

Rivalries[edit]

In baseball, MSU has two main rivals, Louisiana State University and the University of Mississippi.

Against LSU, the Bulldogs hold a 207-175-1 all-time series lead over LSU in a series that got its start in 1907.

Against Mississippi, Mississippi State now leads the series 245-204-5. Retired Mississippi State head baseball coach, Ron Polk, was 85-49 against Mississippi. John Cohen, MSU's current coach, is 8-11 in SEC Conference games and 11-17 overall against Mississippi. The two teams play a 3-game series each year that counts in the SEC standings and one non-conference game in Jackson, MS. The game in Jackson was called the Mayor's Trophy from 1980 to 2006, and from 2007 to present the game has been called the Governor's Cup. The Mayor's Trophy series ended 14-13 in favor of the Rebels. With the 2007 season, the non-conference meeting between the two teams moved to Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi - which is the home to the Mississippi Braves. Mississippi State holds the lead in the Governor's Cup 6-4.

Mayor's Trophy/Governor's Cup
UMRebels logo (script).png Mississippi State Bulldogs.svg
Mayor's Trophy Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi (14) Mississippi St. (13)
1982 1984
1987 1989
1991 1993
1995 1999
2000 2002
2003 2004
2005 2006
1980 1981
1983 1985
1986 1988
1990 1992
1994 1996
1997 1998
2001
Governor's Cup Pearl, Mississippi
Mississippi (4) Mississippi St. (6)
2009 2010
2012 2015
2007 2008
2011 2013
2014 2016

Mayor's Trophy[edit]

Started in 1980 by then Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Dale Danks, Jr., the Mayor's Trophy game had been one of the most anticipated match-ups of the Mississippi college baseball season as it featured Ole Miss versus Mississippi State. In the first 25 editions, the game has drawn an average of 4,887 fans per game. The Mayor's Trophy series ended after the 2006 match-up and was replaced by The Governor's Cup.

Governor's Cup[edit]

With the 2007 season, the non-conference meeting between the two teams moved to Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi - which is the home to the Mississippi Braves - and was begun anew as the two teams competed for the Governor's Cup for the first time.

  • 2007 - As was the case with the Mayor's Trophy game, the two teams alternate serving as the designated home team. Mississippi, ranked #19, was the home team in the inaugural game on April 17, 2007. Mississippi State, ranked #15, won the game 14-9.
  • 2008 - The unranked Bulldogs won again, 6-5, in 2008 in front of a Governor's Cup record 7,862 fans, taking a 2-0 lead in the Governor's Cup series over the #16 ranked Rebels.
  • 2009 - The 17th ranked Mississippi Rebels took their first Governor's Cup on April 14, 2009 with an 8-1 victory. There was a crowd of 7,458 in attendance as Brett Bukvich recorded a career-high 11 strike-outs in six innings of work as he was named MVP. 7,458 is the 5th largest attendance mark recorded at Trustmark Park.
  • 2010 - The 11th ranked Mississippi Rebels used strong pitching and steady hitting to edge Mississippi State 5-3 for their 2nd consecutive Governor's Cup victory. The MVP was Mississippi pitcher David Goforth.
  • 2011 - Behind the strong pitching performances of Kendall Graveman, Chad Girodo, and Taylor Stark, Mississippi State rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Rebels to reclaim the cup in front of a crowd of 7,334.
  • 2012 - The 22nd ranked Rebels struck out 16 Bulldog batters en route to a 6-3 victory in front of a rain-soaked crowd of 5533.
  • 2013- - 16th ranked Mississippi State routed the 18th Ranked Mississippi by a score of 5-1 in front of a then stadium record crowd of 8,240.
  • 2014 - 20th ranked Mississippi State defeated 12 ranked Mississippi 8-3 to claim back to back Governor's Cup wins for the first time since the 2007-2008 games. For the second year in a row, and the third time overall, both teams entered the game ranked in the top 25. The game once again set a Trustmark Park record with a crowd of 8,496.
  • 2015 - Mississippi defeated Mississippi State 11-1.
  • 2016 - The 3rd ranked Bulldogs defeated the 13th ranked Rebels 2-0 marking the first time that either team had been shutout since the series was renamed the Governor's Cup and the first shutout in the series since the Rebels won 1-0 in 2006.[16]

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