STARKVILLE, Miss. – Former Mississippi State pitcher and 11-year Major League Baseball veteran Jay Powell will join Jim Ellis in the radio booth for a selection of games this spring.

Powell joins Ellis in his 40th season as “The Voice of the Diamond Dawgs” for 13 regular-season home games, in addition to the possibility for MSU postseason games. The duo can be heard through the MSU Baseball Radio Network for 13 regular-season Southeastern Conference games against Vanderbilt (March 16-18), Ole Miss (April 6-8), Arkansas (April 20-21), Texas A&M (April 28-29) and Florida (May 17-19).

Ellis’ 40-year tenure as the voice of MSU baseball has him tied for the second-longest active tenured radio broadcaster in NCAA Division I baseball.

Powell lettered at MSU from 1991 until 1993, and after being selected with the 19th overall pick in the 1993 MLB Draft, began an 11-year career in the big leagues with five teams, highlighted by a 1997 World Series victory with the Florida Marlins.

A Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inductee in 2017, Powell led MSU in saves in 1991 (10) and 1993 (7), along with having led the Bulldogs in earned run average in 1991 (1.28).

Additional information on the MSU Baseball Radio Network, including a full list of affiliates and other ways to listen, can be found here. Overall management, affiliates and talent for the Network is overseen by Learfield’s MSU Bulldog Sports Properties, the university’s exclusive athletics multimedia rights holder.

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