On the other Starkville diamond, the Mississippi State softball program is trying to stay equally optimistic following a record-setting start to the 2020 campaign.
Alongside UCLA, the Lady Bulldogs were one of just two teams to reach 25 wins at the time the season was canceled.
With an overall record of 25-3, MSU was riding a 14-game winning streak right into the start of SEC play.
State’s .893 winning percentage will go down as a school record as will its ranking of number 20 in a pair of national polls.
All that being said, Head Coach Samantha Ricketts is taking the high road instead of asking ‘what if.’ “I’m going to try to look at a lot of this as a positive instead of looking at what could have been or where we could have finished. I think we’ll take that as a hey there’s a goal for us that we accomplished and how do we move forward from that for next season? Our goal is still to host the first regional at Nusz Park and that’s something that we were, I think, on the right track for and that we want to continue to work for in the future.”
Mississippi State’s last game of the season was a 7-2 over in-state rival Southern Miss.