MSU's Seitz adjusts well to the game
Caroline Seitz prepares to hit for Mississippi State in an earlier game this season. (Photo by Bill Simmonds, MSU media relations)
Caroline Seitz has adjusted to major college softball just fine.
In her first season with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, Seitz has gotten off to a hot start at the plate.
Seitz led MSU in hitting with a .354 batting average and 23 hits going into this weekend's Southeastern Conference series with the eighth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats.
Facing one of the best teams in the country wasn't a shock to Seitz as she was broken in well with a matchup against nationally ranked Baylor earlier in the season.
The Bulldogs lost a 1-0 decision against the Bears, but it gave Seitz an idea of what to expect in the SEC.
"I was real nervous going into the Baylor game because everyone else had faced what conference was going to be like and I haven't," Seitz said. "To see how we performed against Baylor, it made me feel good about what our team could do going into conference and we're going to be successful in conference."
After going hitless against Kentucky in a 1-0 loss on Friday night, Seitz had a pair of doubles as MSU upset the Wildcats 2-1 on Saturday. Seitz has tied the SEC lead in doubles with nine.
Seitz said the key to her success with the Bulldogs so far this season has been following the plan.
"It's just trusting in your swing and what you are taught during practice," Seitz said. "It's buying into the program and what the coaches have to say, trusting them and trusting yourself during the game and what to do to adjust your swing."
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