The street to Oklahoma Metropolis will run by means of Columbia.
Missouri softball is the No. 8 seed within the nationwide event and is one among 16 regional hosts. That is the primary time it would host a regional since 2016.
The Tigers completed 38-15 and had been knocked out within the SEC Event semifinals towards No. 4 Florida.
The Tigers host Illinois-Chicago within the first spherical, with Northern Iowa and Iowa State rounding out the Columbia Area enjoying at Mizzou Softball Stadium. Missouri’s first recreation is towards UIC at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
An excellent regional will even be hosted in Columbia if the Tigers win.
“This was one among our essential targets we set at first of the yr,” catcher Hatti Moore stated. “We actually wished to not solely host a regional but additionally have the potential to host a brilliant regional, in order that was actually an superior feeling for us.”
Missouri performed towards Iowa State twice this season, splitting the sequence. The primary of the 2 was a 9-8 win for the Cyclones, and the second was a 3-2 win for the Tigers in Columbia. A 3rd recreation was canceled as a consequence of inclement climate.
“We gotta focus proper now on UIC,” coach Larissa Anderson stated. “We are able to’t look previous UIC, I do know they’re a really sturdy crew … I believe it’s nice we performed Iowa State earlier than so there’s going to be some familiarity, however on the identical time, they’ve already been in our home. They’re not going to be caught off guard with the ability or the ambiance … We’ve got to essentially respect that, particularly the truth that they beat us earlier than.”
Missouri introduced Friday that capability at Mizzou Softball Stadium could be elevated to 50% for remaining spring sporting occasions.
“I can’t wait, I believe capability has bought lifted on the proper time,” redshirt junior Cayla Kissinger stated. “I believe Mizzou nation is prepared. I believe we’re prepared. This sense isn’t only for us, us getting the eight seed isn’t only for Mizzou softball. It’s for Mizzou as an entire.”