The Fighting Irish took the rematch, 4-3, the following day. "We really tried to challenge ourselves with the schedule, so it is good to see that over time we've established a schedule that the committee is recognizing and obviously winning the ACC was a huge boost for us". The experience of last season and losing just two games shy of a National Championship is coming into focus, but this team is more experienced this season. Pitchers Paige Lowary and Parker Conrad began their collegiate careers with the Tigers before transferring to Oklahoma. The loser of game 3 and the victor of game 4 will play at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Despite a hard run through the SEC, a late-season surge propelled Alabama softball will host its 14th consecutive regional next weekend. OU was also a top-4 seed in 2016 when it won the Women's College World Series as a No. 3 seed.
Drake is making its third-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament and first since 2008. The United States remained unbeaten with its sixth consecutive tournament victory and closes out pool play Tuesday against Finland with the victor taking first place in Group B. Arizona State, the No. 8 national seed, is the host there and is up against Long Beach State, Ole Miss and New Mexico State.
The victor of the Tuscaloosa regional will advance to face the victor of the Seattle Regional, hosted by fifth-seeded Washington. The team would then face the victor out of the College Station Regional.
Joining DePaul and Arkansas in Fayetteville are Wichita State and Oklahoma State.
Which UCLA team could win the next championship? But the Dutch couldn't chase her home, and Central never got a runner past first base the rest of the game.
"You see it happening and to make it happen, it's living the dream and they're living the dream. It's about who can be standing at the end".
"It's what postseason is about".