Ron Polk
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"Ronald George (Ron) Polk" (born January 12, 1944) was a long-time head baseball coach at Mississippi State Bulldogs/Mississippi State and is considered the "Father of SEC Baseball". He is by far the winningest coach in school and SEC history in all sports. In 31 seasons as an SEC coach, he has to date compiled a 1139-590-2 (.667) record. His career record stands at 1373-702-2. He currently ranks 8th on the all time wins list. His teams have won five Southeastern Conference/SEC championships, including five SEC Baseball Tournament/SEC tournament championships. His teams have made it to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship/NCAA tournament 23 times, and have reached the College World Series 8 times. On March 27, 2008, he announced his resignation, effective the end of the 2008 season.

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This was a good series for us. Arkansas State has a nice ball club and they have shown they are capable of beating good teams. They gave us a tussle this weekend, and today we had to make some plays and pitch well.

This week will be a big test. We'll know a lot more about ourselves after this week.

We've played good teams, but give me a call in a few weeks and I'll let you know how our pitching is.

Our bullpen has been great. We've been pounding the strike zone.

Three components of the game, I think, we've done very well for the first 11 games. Pitching has been outstanding ... That's going to give you a chance to win games. Hitting, I still think we can swing the bat better than we have. (That) makes for a lot of close games.

The good part is that we've won 11 games to start the season. The bad part is, they were all home games.

Tomorrow, we'll practice, but it won't be a long practice. Then, we'll get ready for a fine Tennessee team this weekend.

We swung the bats well.

We had the 13 hits in five innings because we didn't have a hit until the 5th inning.