The Tallahassee Regional champion will square off against the victor of the Stillwater Regional in the Super Regional round, with the latter regional being hosted by Oklahoma State, and includes BYU, Tulsa and Arkansas. Alabama is 7-1 all-time against the Bisons, last meeting in 2017 in Florence, Ala., a 5-0 Crimson Tide victory.
The Chattanooga Mocs softball team was selected to participate in the Oxford Regional, hosted by Ole Miss, to kickoff play in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the NCAA league offices announced Sunday evening. UTC finished the season with a 37-15 overall record. The Seminoles defeated North Carolina on Saturday to earn their sixth consecutive ACC tournament title. The Tide have the most wins of any team in the tournament. Weather forced the cancellation of the planned double header in late April, so the meeting Friday will be the first time the two teams have seen each other in over a year.
This year marks the seventh consecutive year that the Gophers have made the NCAA tournament.
They will host the Baton Rouge Regional this weekend with Monmouth (36-16), Texas Tech (39-14) and Louisiana Tech (44-14) May 17-19 at Tiger Park.
Houlihan said words couldn't describe her emotions after learning that the Gophers would be hosting an NCAA regional. The 16 winners advance to super regionals, which will be held at eight sites May 23-26. The Wildcats are a No 14 seed and will open the tourney following the Illinois-Virginia Tech contest in the opener at noon. MSU has won at least one regional game in four of its last five NCAA Regional appearances and is aiming to make its first NCAA Super Regional appearance in program history. In 2006, the Tigers advanced to the regional championship but fell to Arizona, 4-2. State fell to tournament host No. 10 Arizona by a 4-3 final.