With her second season as the Mississippi State softball hitting coach complete, assistant coach Samantha Ricketts has been added as an assistant coach for the USSSA Pride of National Pro Fastpitch for the 2016 season.
Senior shortstop Kayla Winkfield received South All-Region third team honors, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced Thursday.
In the opening round of the 2016 Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday at Nusz Park, the 12 seed Mississippi State softball team (26-31) lost a thrilling back-and-forth affair to fifth-seeded Alabama (46-11).
On Wednesday, the Southeastern Conference announced the 2016 Softball Community Service Team and Mississippi State pitcher Alexis Silkwood was named to the team.
With the 2016 Southeastern Conference Softball Tournament opening Wednesday, all eyes are on StarkVegas for the four-day event as 12-seed Mississippi State (26-30) opens its title-hunt against fifth-seeded Alabama (45-11) at 6:30 p.m. CT from Nusz Park.
One final tune-up before the Southeastern Conference tournament found the Mississippi State softball team (26-30) defeating Alcorn State (15-26) in no-hit fashion, 8-0, Monday at Nusz Park.
After five and a half scoreless innings to open the game, the Mississippi State softball team (25-30, 3-21 SEC) allowed four in the sixth before falling 4-0 to No. 12 Kentucky (43-11, 17-7 SEC) Sunday at John Cropp Stadium.
For the second-straight day, a pitching duel turned into defeat in extra innings for the Mississippi State softball team (25-29, 3-20 SEC) as No. 12 Kentucky (42-11, 16-7 SEC) won 1-0 in eight innings.
What started as a pitching duel turned into a back-and-forth affair that saw the Mississippi State softball team (25-28, 3-19 SEC) fall to No. 12 Kentucky (41-11, 15-7 SEC) 3-2 in nine innings.
With 52 games in the books, the Mississippi State softball team (25-27, 3-18 SEC) sets its focus on a trip to No. 12 Kentucky (40-11, 14-7 SEC) for its final Southeastern Conference series of 2016.
After jumping out in front early, the Mississippi State softball team (25-27, 3-18 SEC) was unable to curtail a rally from No. 16 Missouri (37-12, 12-9 SEC) Sunday afternoon at Nusz Park.
Mississippi State (25-26, 3-17 SEC) dropped the second game of its weekend series with No. 16 Missouri (36-12, 11-9 SEC) on Saturday night at Nusz Park. Despite collecting eight hits, the Bulldogs failed to plate enough runners and fell to the Tigers 3-1.