Top Five Moments From The 2018 Mississippi State Softball Season

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 11: Mississippi State Bulldogs mascot Bully during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 11: Mississippi State Bulldogs mascot Bully during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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TUCSON, AZ – NOVEMBER 19: Arizona Wildcats mascot Wilbur the Wildcat stands on the court before the college basketball game against the Boise State Broncos at McKale Center on November 19, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)
TUCSON, AZ – NOVEMBER 19: Arizona Wildcats mascot Wilbur the Wildcat stands on the court before the college basketball game against the Boise State Broncos at McKale Center on November 19, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) /

Mississippi State Softball Making It To The Tucson Regional

The Mississippi State softball program has never made it beyond the regional round of the NCAA Tournament. That’s partially because Mississippi State has a relatively young softball program and hasn’t had many opportunities to get there just yet.

But, the Bulldogs were as close as they have ever been in 2018. Vann Stuedeman took her team to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in seven seasons. There, the Bulldogs inexplicably lost their first game against North Dakota State, sending MSU into two elimination games. In those elimination games, State scored 23 runs and dominated their opponents.

The Bulldogs then made it to the Tucson Regional Championship, the first time that they’ve ever played in a NCAA Regional Championship game. There, the Bulldogs came close but fell just short against Arizona.