If you like home runs, you’ll like this Mississippi State softball team.
17 games into its 2020 college softball season, No. 24 Mississippi State sits at second in the Southeastern Conference in home runs hit with 24. Georgia leads the conference with 25.
Of course, if you break it down into home runs hit per game, Mississippi State actually sits at the top of the SEC. Georgia has played 21 games so far. Mississippi State in four fewer games is simply behind UGA by just a single home run.
A quick calculation puts MSU hitting 1.41 home runs per game and Georgia hitting 1.19.
That’s pretty good.
Friday night, Mississippi State hit three home runs against the University of Alabama-Birmingham in what was a ridiculously awesome rout for the Bulldogs. MSU beat the Blazers 16-6 and these three home runs certainly helped.
Senior Lindsey Williams hit MSU’s first home run of the day, a three-run blast in the bottom of the second, stretching State’s lead to 11-3 over UAB.
Just one inning later, senior slugger Fa Leilua emphatically launched a two-run blast out of Nusz Park, giving Mississippi State a 13-6 advantage over UAB.
WATCH IT AGAIN AND LOOK AT THAT BAT FLIP IT IS AMAZING.
Right behind Leilua came junior Carter Spexarth, who crushed a home run of her own just a few pitches later, setting MSU up 14-6 over the Blazers.
MSU ended up winning 16-6 and earned its first win of the weekend in an incredibly fun way. The Mississippi State Bulldogs appear to be pretty good at this softball thing. If you’re not paying attention to this softball team, you are missing out.
All stats via ESPN.