The LSU Tiger softball field qualified for the 2012 Women's College World Series on Sunday, defeating the #9-national seed Missouri Tigers, 3-1, in the third and final game of their best-of-three game NCAA Super Regional Series.

LSU won game one, 6-1, before Missouri forced an "if necessary" game by winning game two, 5-1.

The Tigers, under first-year head coach Beth Torina, scored all three of their runs in the third inning to win the rubber game, 3-1, and qualifying for the WCWS for the third time in program history.

Joining LSU are California, Alabama, Arizona St., Oklahoma, Tennessee, Oregon, and South Florida.

The WCWS gets underway on Thursday, at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

LSU will play top-seeded California, on Thursday at 2:30 pm.