Mississippi State softball to play 5 games in 3 days for Alex Wilcox Memorial Tournament


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Mississippi State softball is back in action as the Bulldogs host the Alex Wilcox Memorial Tournament this weekend.


Table of contents

  1. What is “The Snowman: Alex Wilcox Memorial tournament?”
  2. MSU softball to host 3 teams for Alex Wilcox Memorial tournament
    1. Who is Mississippi State softball playing this weekend?
      1. Dartmouth
      2. Murray State
      3. Abilene Christian
  3. How to watch Mississippi State softball – Bulldogs live stream information
  4. What’s next on the 2023 Mississippi State softball schedule?

Mississippi State Softball is back in action and the Bulldogs are hosting the Alex Wilcox Memorial Tournament this weekend. The Bulldogs have been on a roll lately, going 12-4 on the season and riding a six-game winning streak.

What is “The Snowman: Alex Wilcox Memorial tournament?”

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Named in honor of former Mississippi State softball player Alex Wilcox, this tournament helps highlight her memory and legacy each and every season for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The college softball world, on an annual basis, rallies around Wilcox’s memory and this is just one of the moments in which her legacy and the impact she left on many is felt.

Wilcox played softball for the Bulldogs in 2018, but passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer.

But during her time in Starkville as a member of the Mississippi State softball team, she was able to bring people together and helped raise awareness of the disease. She also represented the MSU Bulldogs in the best way possible. Ultimately, Mississippi State retired her number (making her the first female athlete in the Bulldogs’ history to have her number retired) and her legacy is still celebrated.

And now, to help carry her memory forward, the Bulldogs named this tournament after her to continue to show the impact Wilcox had on those around her.

MSU softball to host 3 teams for Alex Wilcox Memorial tournament

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The tournament will feature four teams, with Mississippi State hosting Dartmouth, Abilene Christian, and Murray State.

Samantha Ricketts and her Bulldogs will be busy this weekend as the Mississippi State softball team will be playing five games over the course of the weekend.

Things get started on Friday when the Bulldogs face off against Dartmouth at 12:30 p.m. They will then follow up with a game against Abilene Christian at 3 p.m. On Saturday, MSU will meet up with Murray State at 12:30 p.m. and then face Abilene Christian again at 3 p.m. On Sunday, Mississippi State will play their final game of the tournament at 1:30 p.m. against Murray State.

Who is Mississippi State softball playing this weekend?

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Dartmouth

  • Record: 3-2 overall, 0-0 Ivy
  • Head coach: Jennifer Williams – 5th year at Dartmouth – 43-61
  • History vs. MSU: First meeting
  • Stats:
    • Batting average: .277
    • ERA: 2.40
    • Runs scored per game: 4.2
    • Opponent batting average: .241

Murray State

  • Record: 8-6 overall, 0-0 Ivy
  • Head coach: Kara Amundson – 11th year at Murray State – 279-247-1
  • History vs. MSU: First meeting
  • Stats:
    • Batting average: .268
    • ERA: 3.59
    • Runs scored per game: 3.9
    • Opponent batting average: .284

Abilene Christian

  • Record: 4-12 overall, 0-0 WAC
  • Head coach: Abigail Farler – 4th year at ACU – 50-88
  • History vs. MSU: First meeting
  • Stats:
    • Batting average: .295
    • ERA: 7.52
    • Runs scored per game: 4.9
    • Opponent batting average: .343

How to watch Mississippi State softball – Bulldogs live stream information

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What’s next on the 2023 Mississippi State softball schedule?

Mississippi State will welcome more teams to town for another tournament next weekend. Southeastern Louisiana, Oklahoma, Omaha, and East Tennessee State will all be in Starkville next weekend.

To keep up with the 2023 Mississippi State softball season, check out the 2023 Mississippi State softball schedule by clicking the button below:

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