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Five things to watch on Day 3 of the 2016 NCAA Softball Super Regionals

Super Regionals action continues on this Memorial Day this Saturday is filled with four SEC teams on the diamond. Some will face elimination (LSU), some can eliminate (Alabama), while others are just getting started (Auburn, Missouri). In any event, drama should fill the day and top-quality should rule it, as well.

What will LSU's response be?

Can the Tigers channel the rallying their bat-swinging counterparts? They'll need to now that they're playing from behind in their serious against the JMU Dukes who won in walk-off fashion on Friday afternoon. Carley Hoover, rarely rattled, issued five walks in the Tigers loss and now their season is on the brink.

The Tigers have been knocked down, but rest assured these ladies will come back swinging on Saturday. Literally and figuratively.

What does Alabama have for an encore?

The Crimson Tide were most aided by their ace Alexis Osorio who threw a complete game with 13 strikeouts in their extra innings victory over Washington. The Tide had to battle with their wit against the Huskies but stayed cool under pressure and kept the Husky bats at bay.

Saturday, they'll look to reach the WCWS for the third consecutive year and ninth time since 2005. Whether Osorio will deliver a quality performance again or even be used again is left to be seen. All eyes will still be on the Tide though to see if they can become the second SEC team to go 2-0 and make it to OKC.

Another Mizzou power surge?

The story of Missouri's successes in the Columbia Regional was the play of the offense. The Tigers run-ruled in all three victories, claiming wins over Nebraska twice and BYU, winning by a combined margin of 25-0 (!). Now, they face a powerful Michigan Wolverines team that blew them out earlier in the season. The Wolverines have some of the best players in the country including Sierra Romero who hit a smashing .470 during the regular season with a slugging percentage of .934.

The Tigers and Wolverines could be in for a big days at the plate that could turn things into an absolute slugfest if we're lucky. Mizzou certainly has the capabilities as proven in the Columbia Regional. Now, they'll have to apply it against a daunting opponent from Ann Arbor.

Arizona, the SEC killer?

The Wildcats went into Knoxville and took down the hosting Tennessee Volunteers in the Regional Round, so it provides intrigue that they will now be facing yet another team from the conference in the Supers. The Auburn Tigers might be a bit more of a beast than the Vols, possessing SEC Player of the Year Kasey Cooper as well as a host of other great players.

It will be a steeper mountain to climb for UofA this time. Do they have it in them to take down another? Saturday will go a long way towards seeing exactly that.

A big day for the conference looms

Already, one SEC teams has qualified for the Women's College World Series as Georgia advanced on Friday. On Saturday, two teams could make it to OKC if LSU were to come back and win in three games over JMU and Alabama has a chance to clinch in their first game against Washington. Wins by Arizona and Mizzou especially over Arizona and Michigan could put them in clinching scenarios on Sunday, which would then in turn give way to the possibility of five teams making it into the WCWS, an impressive feat no doubt. We'll see what's next, but major implications are in store on Saturday. That much is certain.