UL Softball Hosting Regional For Third-Consecutive Year
The 9th-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajun softball team will be at home this weekend, as they play host to the Lafayette, Louisiana Regional at Lamson Park.
Louisiana, who is the top seed in the event, will be playing host to the Texas Longhorns, the Texas A&M Aggies, and the Boston Terriers in the four-team double-elimination regional, which is scheduled to be played Friday-Sunday.
The Cajuns will play their first game on Friday at 6 pm against Boston (28-22), with the winner facing the Texas (37-14)/Texas A&M (37-18) winner on Saturday.
Louisiana, who won the regular season Sun Belt Conference championship, as well the league's postseason tournament, will be making their 18th-consecutive NCAA Regional appearance, and 26th in the last 27 years.
The only year since 1990 in which Louisiana failed to appear in a regional was 1998.
The Cajuns, who are the #14-overall seed, are 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.
Louisiana, who is 43-7 on the season, will be playing host to a regional for the third-consecutive year, and for the 12th time in program history.
The Cajuns hosted for three-straight years, from 1990-1992, then for four-consecutive years, from 1994-1997, before hosting in 2002, 2012, and now for a third-straight year.
Louisiana, should they win the Lafayette, La. Regional, would advance to Super Regional play, and take on the winner of the Norman, Oklahoma Regional, which will feature Oklahoma, Wichita St., Tulsa, and Ole Miss.
Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Auburn are the top four seeds in the tournament.
The other nationals seeds are Oregon, Alabama, James Madison, and Florida St., at 5-8, respectively.
Those 8 teams will also host Super Regionals, if they win in the opening round.
Kentucky, LSU, Washington, and UCLA are seeded 9-12, while Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, and Georgia are the 13-16 seeds.
View the complete NCAA softball bracket here.