COLUMBIA, MO. (KMIZ)
For the second-straight season, the No. 15-seeded Mizzou softball team will host an NCAA Regional at its home stadium. The Tigers will meet Missouri State, Arizona, and Illinois in the home regional.
You can watch extended highlights of Mizzou's practice ahead of the NCAA Regional in the video player below.
Mizzou's first match up comes on Friday at 1:00 p.m. against the in-state rival, Missouri State.
You can watch interviews with Mizzou catcher Hatti Moore, pitcher Jordan Weber, and outfielder Brooke Wilmes in the video players below.
"Every team that is in this regional and within this tournament is here for a reason," Mizzou outfielder Brooke Wilmes said. "You can't take anybody lightly and MO State won their conference tournament and they're gonna come out and they're gonna want the best from us. We know that no matter who we are playing, we got to come out and compete. No matter if it's Arizona, Oklahoma, MO State, they're all gonna want the best from us."
The MU softball team made it all the way to the Super Regional round in the 2021 tournament. The same group of seniors returned from that historic team and said it feels like unfinished business this year.
"That was the goal was to be back here this year and we're taking it one step at a time, trying not to look too far ahead," catcher Hatti Moore said. "We do have unfinished business, but right now we're just having fun and I think that's the big thing that's happened right now is we're all clicking and having all three parts of the game."