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DATES SET FOR 2012 MSU WINTER BASEBALL CAMP

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Registration is underway for Mississippi State University’s 2012 Winter Baseball Camp, five instruction-filled sessions on the MSU campus scheduled over the final three weekends of January.

The 2012 camps open with a pair of sessions designed for high school age athletes (grades 9-12), a Pitcher/Catcher/Infield Camp Saturday, January 14, and a Hitting Camp on Sunday, January 15. The youth camps (grades 1-8) feature an All Skills Camp Saturday, January 21 and a Hitting Camp Sunday, January 22.

Courtesy: MStateathletics.com

The popular Father-Son Camp (grades 1-6) is an overnight camp set January 28-29, with participants “camping in” at the Palmeiro Center, the spacious climate-controlled indoor training center for the Mississippi State baseball team. The Bulldogs posted a 38-25 record in 2011, advancing to a NCAA Super Regional championship game and finishing the season with a No. 15 national ranking.

The camps are conducted at the Palmeiro Center and Dudy Noble Field, the home of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, with instruction provided by members of the MSU coaching staff.

Camp check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Palmeiro Center for each daily session of the high school and youth camps and at 4 p.m. for the Father-Son Camp. Special tuition rates apply for those attending both sessions of the High School or the Youth camps as well as the Father-Son Camp.

Signed parent’s and physician’s release statements are required.

Online camp registration information is available at www.MStateAthletics.com/baseballcamps , along with a downloadable 2012 MSU Winter Baseball Camp brochure. For additional information, contact the MSU Baseball Office during normal weekday business hours at (662) 325-3597 (email: baseball@athletics.msstate.edu).

COMCAST TO TELEVISE ATLANTA REGIONAL GAMES

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) announced Tuesday it will be providing live television coverage of all of the games of this week’s NCAA Atlanta Regional.

Mississippi State takes on instate rival Southern Miss at 2 p.m. (CDT) in the opening game of the double-elimination regional tournament at Georgia Tech’s Russ Chandler Stadium. Host Georgia Tech meets Austin Peay in the 6 p.m. (CDT) contest. Game times (CDT) are set for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the “if necessary” Monday game set for 6 p.m.

Matt Stewart and Brian Jordan will be the talent for the telecasts.

Comcast Sports Southeast, based in Atlanta, Ga., serves six million cable subscribers in 12 states and this season televised four Mississippi State baseball games.

Sophomore lefty Luis Pollorena (6-5, 4.44) of Laredo, Texas, will open on the mound in Mississippi State’s first NCAA Tournament game since advancing to the 2007 NCAA College World Series. USM will counter with senior right-hander Todd McInnis (8-2, 2.61).

Mississippi State closes out Starkville preparations for the Atlanta Regional Wednesday with a 2 p.m. practice at Dudy Noble Field before traveling on to Atlanta. The team is scheduled to practice Thursday in Atlanta from 12-1:20 p.m. (CDT) at Russ Chandler Stadium.

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