Looking back at the weekend and last night, what happened?
Mississippi State continued their winning ways over the weekend and through last night as their 15 game winning streak has carried them to a 19-3 record. They were pushed at times during the Bulldog Slamboree Tournament, but a superior level of talent carried them through and got them another invitational tournament championship.
Going back through last Friday, they defeated their 6 opponents by a margin of 28-9, including a run rule victory over Central Arkansas on Sunday and a comeback win over Samford in 12 innings.
What was good?
The Bulldogs showed resiliency when they were challenged by Samford, as they found themselves down 5-2 in the 12th inning but a pair of home runs by Reggie Harrison and Caroline Seitz gave the Bulldogs the walk off win.
.@Coach_Ricketts we gotchu, fam. @Jessica_tay07's 3rd of the year set the table for MSU's walk-off W. #HailState pic.twitter.com/Ccab1Bvom8— MSU Softball (@HailStateSB) March 5, 2017
Caroline Seitz is the hero for Mississippi State! Walk-off homer in the 12th! (via @HailStateSB) pic.twitter.com/opNDKnp5ac— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) March 5, 2017
What was not so good?
There’s not too much to complain about. The Bulldogs won and have won 15 straight. They’re cruising right now and have a lot of momentum as they’re about to head into SEC play. Sure, it’d be nice if they could win these early games by wider margins, but it’s hard to complain about wins.
What’s up ahead?
The schedule is about to get real for the Bulldogs real quick. SEC play begins this weekend and the Bulldogs are headed down to College Station to face the Aggies. Mississippi State has done incredibly well to start the season at 19-3, and they’ve won 15 in a row, but a lot of those games were against far inferior opponents.
The Aggies aren’t going to be beat as easily, especially in Aggieland. The Bulldogs will need to continue to ride the momentum they have and play error free ball to really have a chance at taking the series from 5th ranked team in the nation in their stadium.