STARKVILLE, MS - March 26, 2022 - Softball and bat during the game between the Samford Bulldogs and the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Nusz Park in Starkville, MS. Photo By Sloane BushMississippi State Softball

Tallahassee Regional team preview: Florida State

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 host of this regional and one of the best teams in the country: the Florida State Seminoles.

2022 Tallahassee Regional: FSU Seminoles softball pitcher to watch

The FSU Seminoles are an absolute powerhouse and they’ll be tough for anyone to beat. Of course, one huge reason for that is how dominant FSU’s pitching is. The Bulldogs (as well as the other teams in this regional) will need to be mindful of Kathryn Sandercock and her 1.41 ERA. Sandercock has struck out 151 batters this season and boasts a 29-1 win-loss record.

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2022 Tallahassee Regional: FSU Seminoles softball hitter to watch

It’s important for any pitcher facing Florida State to be careful as they pitch to Michaela Edenfield. One of the most productive hitters in the country, Edenfield has hammered 16 home runs this season and boasts a .289 batting average. FSU has a number of productive hitters, but nobody on the Seminoles’ roster has more home runs than Edenfield.

2022 Tallahassee Regional: FSU Seminoles softball stats

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  • Overall record: 55-10
  • Conference record: 19-5
  • RPI: 3
  • Team batting average: .293
  • Team ERA: 2.05

2022 Tallahassee Regional: FSU Seminoles softball coaching record

The Seminoles have a remarkably talented and experienced coach in Lonni Alameda. Not only is Alameda a national championship winning coach, she’s been a longstanding and dominant winner for FSU. Alameda has been in Tallahassee since 2009 and has guided the Seminoles to the Women’s College World Series on four different occasions. Alameda boasts a win-loss record of 761-338-3.

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

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