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Tallahassee Regional team preview: USF Bulls

It’s time for the 2022 NCAA Softball Tournament! The Mississippi State softball team managed to make it in, landing as a 2 seed in the Tallahassee Regional. The Bulldogs have been up-and-down at times this year as they’ve struggled to consistently play up to their full potential, but Samantha Ricketts’ team has shown that it can contend with some of the best in the country.

The Tallahassee Regional will provide a pretty interesting challenge for the Bulldogs. This is the 17th time the Mississippi State softball team has been able to make the NCAA Tournament, but the Bulldogs have never been able to get into a Super Regional.

Will that change this season?

Learn more about the first foe the Mississippi State softball team will face: the USF Bulls.

2022 Tallahassee Regional: USF Bulls softball pitcher to watch

Anyone who faces the South Florida Bulls softball team will need to account for Georgina Corrick. During her senior season for the Bulls, Corrick has been dominant, posting a 0.53 ERA and a remarkable 36-5 win-loss record. Corrick also leads the country in shutouts with 20.

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2022 Tallahassee Regional: USF Bulls softball hitter to watch

The USF Bulls don’t really hit a ton of home runs, though there are a few very productive hitters on the USF softball roster. Make sure to keep an eye on Dezarae Maldonado, who has a .284 batting average and six home runs on the season.

2022 Tallahassee Regional: USF Bulls softball stats

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  • Overall record: 44-14
  • Conference record: 12-5
  • RPI: 39
  • Team batting average: .269
  • Team ERA: 1.60

2022 Tallahassee Regional: USF Bulls softball coaching record

Ken Ericksen is the head coach of the South Florida Bulls and he’s been a pretty successful coach for a number of years. Ericksen has been the head coach of the Bulls since 1997 and during that time, USF has made it to the NCAA Tournament on 15 different occasions. The Bulls have made Super Regionals four different times and they made it to the Women’s College World Series in 2012. Ericksen has managed to win over 1,000 games during his career.

Learn about the other teams in the Tallahassee Regional by clicking here.

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