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Mississippi State Opens February Freezer with Victory over University of North Florida

The Bulldogs got their second tournament at Nusz Park off to a good start with a 7-5 win

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Vann Stuedeman and the Mississippi State softball team kicked off the February Freezer off this afternoon by defeating the University of North Florida Ospreys 7-5 today.

The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to some clever base running and a bad throw by North Florida. All three runs were unearned in the inning, but that was of little importance.

Mississippi State would score twice again in the 4th thanks to a Kat Moore single that brought Bevia Robinson and Emily Heimberger home to give State a 5-0 lead.

That lead would disappear in the 5th, however. North Florida would score 5 runs off of 3 errors and a grand slam. All 5 runs were unearned, much like MSU’s first inning scoring. The game wasn’t tied for long though. Morgan Bell would respond promptly with a solo shot of her own and Emily Heimberger would later score on a wild pitch.

MSU is now 7-3 on the season and is set to face off against Eastern Illinois. With the win, Regan Green is now 2-0 on the year and Alexis Silkwood earned her 2nd save of the season.