A total of three Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) teams received regional invitations, with Notre Dame joined by national No. 4 seed Florida State and North Carolina in the NCAA Championship draw.
14th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball collected a second straight Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship and the 14th overall in program history with a 12-0 (5 inn.) win over Texas State on Saturday at the Troy Softball Complex.
Well, most of the Ducks, anyway. “I know they have good hitters, they have good fielders, they have two really good pitchers”.
The Tide is 84-39 (.659) all-time in NCAA regional play and has not lost a game in regional play since 2007, a streak of 31-consecutive games.
Alabama is the No. 16 seed and will face Albany at 4 p.m. on Friday.
In their last NCAA Tournament appearance, the Bulldogs traveled to Lafayette, La., falling in the series opener against Baylor, 8-4.
The Flames earned an automatic bid by winning the Horizon League tournament.
For the first time, ESPN will televise every game from all 16 regional sites. The opening regional is a four team double elimination format.
Despite a rocky, up-and-down season, the Missouri softball team was selected to compete in the NCAA Tournament.
“This team right here, we love that”, Mercado said. “That’s what we’ve been calling ourselves all year long”. “(We) hit a few bumps in the road but it only made us better”. “We want to be scrappy”. We have now also reached the decade mark since the Wildcats last won a National Championship.
It’s the 13th straight time the Cougars have earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament field. Other teams playing in Gainesville include Oklahoma State, Florida International, and Florida A&M.
Game 11: victor game 10 vs Loser game 9, 3:30 p.m.
MU’s top-10 wins were heavily emphasized by the selection committee and were central to the Tigers’ inclusion in the postseason.