UL Softball Heading To Oxford, Miss. For Regional
For the 21st-consecutive year, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are headed to the NCAA Softball Tournament.
7th-ranked Louisiana will be on the road this weekend, when they take part in the Oxford, Mississippi Regional, hosted by the Ole Miss Rebels.
The Cajuns will be part of a field that also includes top-seeded Ole Miss, along with Southeast Missouri St., and Chattanooga in the four-team double-elimination regional, which is scheduled to be played Friday-Sunday.
UL will play their first game on Friday, against Southeast Missouri St. (45-16), tentatively scheduled for 3:30 pm, with the winner facing the Ole Miss (37-17)/Chattanooga (37-15) winner on Saturday.
Louisiana, who finished first in the regular season Sun Belt Conference standings, as well as the champions in the postseason tournament, will be making their 21st-consecutive NCAA Regional appearance, and 29th in the last 30 years.
The only year since 1990 in which Louisiana failed to appear in a regional was 1998.
Louisiana, who is 50-4 on the season, and currently riding a 27-game win streak, is one of only 9 programs to appear in an NCAA Regional every year since 2000, joining Alabama, Arizona, Florida St., Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, and Washington.
The winner of the Oxford, Mississippi Regional, would advance to Super Regional play, and take on the winner of the Tucson, Arizona Regional, featuring Arizona, Auburn, Colorado St., and Harvard.
Oklahoma, UCLA, Washington, and Florida St. are the top four seeds in the tournament.
The other nationals seeds are Florida, Arizona, Minnesota, and Alabama, at 5-8, respectively.
Those 8 teams will also host Super Regionals, if they win in the opening round.
Texas, LSU, Ole Miss, and Tennessee are seeded 9-12, while Oklahoma St., Kentucky, Michigan, and Northwestern are the 13-16 seeds.
View the complete NCAA softball bracket here.