Bison softball team to play defending national champion Oklahoma

Bison softball team to play defending national champion Oklahoma

Arkansas softball is headed to the Norman Regional in its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013.

The Mid-American Conference Tournament champion Kent State softball team was seeded fourth in the Waco Regional, and will face No. 1 seed Baylor in its opening game of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

As the final regional site, the victor of the Tuscaloosa Regional advances to face the victor of the Gainesville Regional, which features No. 1 overall seed Florida, Oklahoma State, Florida International and Florida A&M. It also eclipsed the 50-win mark for the first time in program history.

Thirteen SEC teams earned NCAA Tournament bids, the most ever from one conference.

With the win, and the Sun Belt's automatic bid, the Ragin' Cajuns (45-6) secured the program's 19th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and 27th overall in the last 28 seasons.

If Alabama wins the Tuscaloosa Regional, they would travel to Gainsville for the Super Regional to take on the top-seeded Gators.

Alabama has had an uncharacteristically tough season, most recently being eliminated from the Southeastern Conference Tournament by Ole Miss.

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"It's all about the body of work, and you have to complete that body of work to be able to get that two seed", UA coach Mike Candrea said. Notre Dame previously downed Auburn in 2007 and 2014 in previous trips to Jane B. Moore Field.

Arizona has not been to the Women's College World Series since 2010, where they lost to the UCLA Bruins in the Championship Series. All games will be on the ESPN Network of channels.

The Rams finished the season strong, winning the Atlantic 10 championship after already winning the regular-season title.

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The SEC placed 13 teams in the field of 64.

Texas will need a lot of offense in the College Station Regional if they want to advance to Supers. Oh, the victor of this Regional will likely be playing the defending champs Oklahoma in the Super Regional. The first time, Arizona was ranked second.

"I'm excited. I live for this time of year", catcher Carlee Wallace said. Single-game tickets for Friday's games will go on sale Friday morning and will be $7 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors.