MSU will face host Alabama in SEC softball tournament

By NEMS Daily Journal

MSU will face host Alabama in SEC softball tournament Mississippi State qualified as the eighth and final seed for the SEC softball tournament, which will played in Tuscaloosa, Ala., starting Thursday.
MSU (33-21, 12-16 SEC) will play topseeded
Alabama (47-6, 23-5) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in a game to be seen on ESPN. The other opening matchups in the single-elimination event: Florida vs. LSU, Tennessee vs. Auburn and Georgia vs. Kentucky.
The semifinals will be Friday and the championship game on Saturday.
Mississippi State closed the regular season on Sunday with a 2-1 loss at Auburn. The Bulldogs had won 12 games in a row for first-year coach Vann Stuedeman before Saturday’s 4-1 loss at Auburn.
Alabama swept MSU in three games at Starkville earlier this season.
Ole Miss (22-32, 7-21) beat South Carolina 3-2 on Sunday to closed its season on a five game winning streak.