Wes Johnson calls decision to join LSU Tigers ‘very tough,’ as Minnesota Twins adjust to ‘unique’ in-season transition

Wes Johnson calls decision to join LSU Tigers 'very tough,' as Minnesota Twins adjust to 'unique' in-season transition

CLEVELAND — Wes Johnson knows the timing isn’t ideal for the Minnesota Twins. It’s not easy for him, either, or without some personal pain. Johnson is leaving the Twins to return to his college coaching roots, taking over as LSU’s pitching coach. He said the decision took an emotional toll on him. “Very tough,” Johnson … Read more

Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson exiting, reportedly for same position with LSU Tigers

Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson exiting, reportedly for same position with LSU Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU. Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that’s scheduled through Thursday, Twins spokesman Dustin Morse said. Johnson … Read more

Ole Miss one win from first Men’s College World Series title after 10-3 win over Oklahoma in finals opener

Ole Miss one win from first Men's College World Series title after 10-3 win over Oklahoma in finals opener

OMAHA, Neb. — Ole Miss, one of the last four teams invited to the NCAA baseball tournament, is now only one win away from being the last team standing. Mississippi defeated Oklahoma 10-3 in the first contest of the best-of-three Men’s College World Series finals, powered to the victory by an unlikely arm: relief pitcher … Read more

Auburn Tigers, battling stomach bug, rally to eliminate No. 2 Stanford Cardinal at Men’s College World Series

Auburn Tigers, battling stomach bug, rally to eliminate No. 2 Stanford Cardinal at Men's College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — With a stomach bug and nearly seven decades of history working against them, the Auburn Tigers were down to two options Monday when they fell behind to No. 2 Stanford at the Men’s College World Series. Attack or go home. “My job is to [help] a group of players and coaches to … Read more

Texas A&M Aggies cruise, ‘use that energy from the crowd’ to eliminate rival Texas Longhorns at Men’s College World Series

Texas A&M Aggies cruise, 'use that energy from the crowd' to eliminate rival Texas Longhorns at Men's College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — In the maddening wait before Micah Dallas took the mound in Sunday’s rivalry showdown against Texas, the Texas A&M right-hander deeply contemplated one piece of advice: It’s just another game. But it was the Men’s College World Series, and Dallas couldn’t help himself. He charged onto the field after the Aggies’ 10-2 … Read more