March 4, 2014


Nine Innings with MSU’s Ross Mitchell

By Sean Ryan Co-Founder @collbaseball


(Photos courtesy of Craig Jackson)


Without making a single start in 2013, lefty Ross Mitchell (right) piled up a 13-0 record with a 1.53 ERA in 94 relief innings to help Mississippi State to the College World Series Championship Series.


Mitchell, a junior from Smyrna, Tenn., is up to his old tricks again. He’s 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA – making him 17-0 in his career – and was named the SEC’s co-pitcher of the week after baffling Michigan State for 6.2 inning – relief innings, of course. Mitchell took time out to answer CBI’s questions about the Bulldogs’ magical run last year and whether he ever plants the seed with his coaches to finally give him a start, among others. Special thanks to MSU baseball SID Kyle Niblett for asking our questions and sending along the YouTube link below.