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Mississippi State softball Super Regional: Bulldogs vs. Arizona Wildcats preview

For the first time ever, the Mississippi State softball program has made it to a Super Regional. The Bulldogs even get the wonderful opportunity to host and Nusz Park is almost certainly going to be packed.

The Bulldogs accomplished a lot in the Tallahassee Regional and they clearly played up to their potential after dropping their first game against the USF Bulls. Mississippi State bounced back, won four in a row (including two over the Florida State Seminoles) and are now in a fascinating position.

Mississippi State will need to continue to play up to its full potential and the Bulldogs can’t afford to get ahead of themselves here. However, there’s a lot to be excited about with where Mississippi State stands right now. If they can get two more wins, they’re in the Women’s College World Series for the first time ever.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 2022 Mississippi State softball Super Regional:

Mississippi State softball pitcher to watch

The Bulldogs have several really solid pitchers to turn to at any given point, but Aspen Wesley really showed up when the Bulldogs needed her last weekend. Mississippi State softball was in a tough situation and Wesley threw a complete game shutout to get a 5-0 win against Florida State. Through 98 innings pitched this season, Wesley has a 2.93 ERA and has struck out 76 batters all while holding her opponents to a .231 batting average.

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2022 Mississippi State Super Regional: Mississippi State softball hitter to watch

Mia Davidson is the best choice for this spot and she’s one of the greatest athletes Mississippi State has ever seen. With a .371 batting average and 22 home runs on the season, Davidson is a dangerous hitter for anyone to face. Davidson also leads the team with 44 RBIs and has been hit with 22 pitches this season. She gets on base a lot. She scores a lot of runs. Davidson is dangerous.

2022 Mississippi State Super Regional: Mississippi State softball stats

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  • Overall record: 37-25
  • Conference record: 10-14
  • Home record: 25-10
  • Team batting average: .275
  • Home runs: 71
  • Team ERA: 2.95
  • Strikeouts: 399

2022 Mississippi State Super Regional: Arizona Wildcats pitcher to watch

Devyn Netz could be a problem for the Mississippi State softball team. While Netz hasn’t been perfect, she’s been pretty good as of late and demonstrated that against the Missouri Tigers. On the season, Netz has a 3.68 ERA and 75 strikeouts through 120 innings pitched.

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2022 Tallahassee Regional: Arizona Wildcats hitter to watch

Given how many home runs the Wildcats hit, it’s hard to pick just one hitter. But we went with Mississippi State’s leading home run hitter, so let’s pick Arizona’s as well. It’s time to meet Allie Skaggs, a sophomore for the Wildcats who has 23 home runs on the season and a .374 batting average.

2022 Tallahassee Regional: Arizona Wildcats stats

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  • Overall record: 36-20
  • Conference record: 8-16
  • Road record: 7-8
  • Team batting average: .326
  • Home runs: 92
  • Team ERA: 3.80
  • Strikeouts: 243

Looking for the Mississippi State Super Regional schedule? Click here. Interested in knowing how to watch all of the games? Click here.

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