NCAA Softball

BYU softball headed to Seattle for Regionals

2014-05-12T19:29:00Z 2014-05-14T07:11:46Z BYU softball headed to Seattle for RegionalsDaily Herald Daily Herald
May 12, 2014 7:29 pm  • 

The WCC champion BYU softball team will be heading to Seattle for its 10th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Regionals.

The Cougars learned of their destination in the tournament late Sunday night. BYU takes a 15-game winning streak to Seattle.

“We’re excited to go to the Washington Regional,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “We were there three years ago and they run a fabulous regional. It’s exciting to be in the NCAA tournament and we look forward to the competition.”

The Cougars took part in the Seattle Regional in 2011, making it to the championship game before falling to host Washington.

BYU (33-21, 12-2 WCC) will open up tournament play in the first game Thursday against Northwestern (33-18, 14-9 Big Ten). The two teams met last season in the Mary Nutter Classic in a game that was tied going into the seventh inning. The Wildcats were able to score three unearned runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead and the victory.

No. 12 overall seed Washington (33-13, 13-9 PAC 12) will face Iona (24-22, 14-6 MAAC) in the nightcap on Thursday. Game times will be announced later.

For more information on the Women’s College World Series, visit NCAA.com.

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