Murray State softball looks to continue winning tradition
TISHOMINGO, Oklahoma (KTEN)- A 58-game win streak is virtually unheard of in sports. But that's the unbeaten run the Murray State Aggies went on to start last year setting a NJCAA Division II record.
it culminated in their third-straight appearance at the NJCAA Division II World Series.
And they're hungry for more success as they start their 2024 season with a double header against Western Texas College beginning at 1:00 Tuesday.
But it won't come easy this year as the Aggies have to replace virtually their entire roster from a year ago. They have just four players returning.
However, this program is feeling confident in the winning culture it has established across the past couple seasons.
"It's just becomes an expectation instead of hoping," sophomore outfielder and Silo grad Shaylin Midgley said. "We know that's the expectation and we just got to make that a point to get [to the World Series]."
Head coach Aaron Mullens said he just wants his players to player their game.
"We do have tradition here. We've been the last three years and we want to continue that tradition of doing that and these kids know that," Mullens said. "Is there pressure? No, it is what it is. When you're successful it just follows that. I don't think we have added pressure to what we do, we just show up and play the game we know how to play."