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Softball Opens Home Slate vs. Mississippi Valley State University

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Ole Miss Softball will open its home slate under Interim Coach Ruben Felix’s direction on Wednesday in a non-conference tilt against Mississippi Valley State University. The first pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.

The Ole Miss Softball team listens to the National Anthem before a home game. Photo by Josh McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics.

Ole Miss (1-8) is returning home for the first time for the 2020 campaign after taking part in the NFCA Division I Leadoff Classic and the Pureto Vallarta College Challenge in Mexico.

Senior catcher Autumn Gillespie currently leads the team at the plate with a .286 average with three runs on six hits and two RBIs. 

Mississippi Valley State (1-3) rolls into town after dropping its last three games in a tournament at the Southern Miss Tournament in Hattiesburg. MVSU defeated Saint Louis University 8-4 to open the season.

Ole Miss and MVSU are meeting on the diamond for the 13th time between the two programs. The Rebels hold a 10-2 advantage in the series. In 2017, the Rebels defeated Mississippi Valley State 8-0 in five innings.

Admission to the softball game is free of charge.

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Sports Editor

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