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2023 Mississippi State softball schedule countdown clock

The 2023 Mississippi State softball season is just about here. Well, to give complete and full context here, the entire 2023 college softball season is almost upon us. And as Samantha Ricketts and her Mississippi State Bulldogs get ready, it’s about time that you, the very notable Mississippi State softball fan, also gets ready.

The Bulldogs are going into this season coming off of an incredible postseason run in 2022 where the program reached previously untouched heights. However, MSU is losing a lot of production going into the 2023 season.

So, it’ll be interesting to see how Ricketts and company are able to follow up that sort of unprecedented success. Can Mississippi State sustain what it did a season ago after just one offseason? Or, will the Bulldogs take something of a slight step back?

The season starts soon. Real soon, in fact.

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Let’s do a quick rundown of the schedule for the season up ahead. Here’s what the 2023 Mississippi State softball schedule looks like:

Note: Some game times have currently not been announced. The schedule will be updated once more information is released.

Mississippi State softball field. Photo: Trevor Birchett/Mississippi State athletics.
Mississippi State softball field. Photo: Trevor Birchett/Mississippi State athletics.

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2023 Mississippi State softball schedule

  • February

    The month of February really isn’t that far away, but Mississippi State’s home opener for the 2023 Mississippi State softball season really isn’t near. The Bulldogs will be starting this season away from Starkville for a little bit.

    As college softball fans all over the country will often tell you, the season very rarely starts at home for many teams. (Shoutout to all of the invitational tourneys that are all over the place). For many teams, this is due to weather-related concerns. MSU, meanwhile, is building some new, impressive facilities.

    First up is the Paradise Classic in Boca Raton, Florida where MSU will meet Florida Atlantic, Loyola Chicago, Bethune-Cookman, Iowa, and Stony Brook. The Bulldogs are scheduled to play five games in three days.

    After some time in Boca Raton, the Bulldogs then go to Clearwater, Florida for the TaxAct Clearwater Invitational.

    It is there that Mississippi State will meet the Indiana Hoosiers, Arizona Wildcats, Michigan Wolverines, USF Bulls, and UCF Knights. Again, five games in three days. And that slate features some impressive competition.

    The Bulldogs continue to roam around when they then head up to Mobile, Alabama for the South Alabama Invitational. The Mississippi State softball team will play Tulsa, South Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Furman, and then Furman once more. And again, five games in three days.

    Finally, Mississippi State will return home for a doubleheader against Mississippi Valley State on February 28 to wrap the month up.

    That’s a total of 17 games in February for Mississippi State softball.

    Here’s how the schedule starts for Mississippi State:

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  • March

    Once March rolls around, Mississippi State will be hosting an invitational tournament of its own. The Bulldogs will host The Snowman (Alex Wilcox Memorial) invitational, which, for MSU features games against Dartmouth, Abilene Christian, Murray State, Abilene Christian once more, and then Murray State once more. (Five games, three days).

    After that is another invitational tournament in Starkville. This time it’s the Bulldog Invitational. MSU will face Southeastern Louisiana, Oklahoma (twice), Nebraska – Omaha, and then East Tennessee State. (Yes, five games and three days).

    A midweek tilt with the Purdue Boilermakers prepares the Bulldogs for the SEC schedule to start.

    SEC play gets going with the South Carolina Gamecocks in Starkville. There’s no midweek matchup after South Carolina, but the following weekend, MSU will head to Athens, Georgia to play the Georgia Bulldogs.

    The Wednesday after that series against Georgia features MSU facing Louisiana – Monroe. And then the month of March ends as the Bulldogs start a home series against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

    The Bulldogs have a total of 19 games set up in March.

    Here’s how March plays out for the Bulldogs:

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  • April

    As April starts, the Bulldogs will continue their SEC series against the Arkansas Razorbacks. However, after that Arkansas series, Mississippi State will get a little bit of a break. The Bulldogs don’t have a midweek game before they hit the road and head to College Station to play the Texas A&M Aggies for a Friday through Sunday series.

    After A&M is Alabama, which is going to be tough. The Bulldogs don’t have a midweek game between those two series. MSU hosts the Crimson Tide for Super Bulldog Weekend.

    And then on April 19, Mississippi State will get a chance to get a midweek game as the Bulldogs bring the Memphis Tigers to town.

    With that midweek match up wrapped up, Mississippi State will go to Baton Rouge to face the LSU Tigers during All for Alex Weekend. The month of April ends as Mississippi State returns home for the Bulldogs’ series against the Kentucky Wildcats.

    Ricketts and the Bulldogs get a total of 15 games to play in April.

    This is what April looks like for MSU’s softball program:

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  • May

    Because of the layout of the NCAA softball season, there’s not much regular season left in May. The Bulldogs will get to face off against the Auburn Tigers in Auburn. And that series is all that is left of the regular season for the Bulldogs once this part of the schedule rolls around.

    That’s it, just three games. And then it’s time for the SEC tournament.

    Here’s how May plays out for MSU:

  • 2023 SEC Softball Tournament

    This year, the SEC Softball Tournament will be held at at Bogle Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The SEC Tournament is scheduled for May 9 through 13.

2023 NCAA Softball Tournament Schedule

  • NCAA Softball Regionals

    This year, the NCAA Softball Regionals are set to take place from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21.

  • NCAA Softball Super Regionals

    We’re not assuming that the Bulldogs will make it all the way to this point. Let’s just put the schedule out. If Ricketts and the Bulldogs can get back to a Super Regional, that’d be fantastic. The 2023 NCAA Softball Tournament Super Regionals run from Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28.

  • 2023 Women’s College World Series

    The 2023 Women’s College World Series will be hosted in Oklahoma City. The WCWS is scheduled to run from Thursday, June 1 through either Thursday, June 8 or Friday, June 9.

For more information, take a look at the full 2023 Mississippi State softball schedule.

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