Arizona Softball earns a spot to host the Regionals

Ross Houston
May 15, 2019

The Tigers were the lowest-seeded team to make the SEC Tournament semifinals last week.

Colorado State will be attending the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the school's history after winning the Mountain West Conference regular-season championship for only the second time. The Gophers hosted an NCAA regional at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in 2002 when there were only eight host sites not based on top seeds and were the No. 16 overall seed in the 2014 tournament.

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The Seminoles have faced a total of 13 teams in the 2019 NCAA Tournament field, posting a combined record of 18-7, including wins over No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 5 Florida and No. 6 Arizona (twice).

Matt Zenitz is an Alabama and Auburn reporter for the Alabama Media Group.

MSU will open the double-elimination regional on Friday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. CT against Seattle at the Husky Softball Stadium.

Houlihan said words couldn't describe her emotions after learning that the Gophers would be hosting an NCAA regional. Each week, the coaches talk about the current state of the Seminole softball team, chat about NCAA softball from around the country, and have a lot of fun along the way. Along with the Bulldogs and the Redhawks, the Seattle Regional features the host team of Washington, which earned the third overall national seed, and Fordham. Tech will first play the Fighting Illini at noon ET on Friday on ESPN3. It guarantees the Gophers host a regional next weekend, and they would host a Super Regional if they advance. All 15 appearances have come since 2000. It marked the first time since 2005 that Mississippi State had competed for a NCAA Regional championship.

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