Ross Mitchell, a former Mississippi State baseball great, will be joining Jim Ellis on the radio broadcasts for the Bulldogs for the 2019 season.
The radio broadcasts for the 2019 Mississippi State baseball season are about to get a bit more interesting as Ross Mitchell is making his way into the booth to join Jim Ellis. That’s right, the former pitcher (and rapper) for the Mississippi State Bulldogs will be getting into the broadcasting business.
Mississippi State announced its broadcasting teams yesterday and Mitchell’s name was one that stuck out to many.
Jim Ellis, “Voice of the Diamond Dawgs,” begins his 41st season on the network and will broadcast from the new “Jim Ellis Broadcast Suite.” Ellis, who started calling Diamond Dawgs games in 1979, will once again team with former MSU pitcher and 11-year Major Leaguer Jay Powell.
New to the Mississippi State Sports Network team this year on select games will be former Bulldog lefty Ross Mitchell.
The move is a brilliant one for the Mississippi State athletic department. Mississippi State is bringing back one of the most beloved and fun loving members of members of the 2013 Mississippi State baseball team.
In case you don’t remember, that 2013 team went farther and accomplished more than any other Mississippi State baseball team in the proud program’s history. And Ross Mitchell was a key part in the team’s success on the field while also being one of the most entertaining members of the team off the field.
The 2013 season was arguably the best year of Mitchell’s solid career for the Bulldogs. Mitchell posted a perfect 13-0 record for MSU and through 94 innings pitched, he had a 1.53 ERA and struck out 44 batters. Opponents hit just .214 against him.
And of course, he also was instrumental in making this iconic music video.
Now, Mitchell will be broadcasting games for the Bulldogs on the radio. It’s great to see him back with MSU in some capacity and it’s great for MSU to have a beloved former player helping out with the broadcasts.