No. 3 Hokies to host region for first time, Lady Vols 17th in a row | National
For the first time in Virginia Tech softball history, the Hokies are hosting an NCAA region.
Virginia Tech (41-7) earned the No. 3 national seed for the NCAA softball championship. If the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season champion Hokies move out of the Blacksburg Regional, they can host a super regional as well.
Kentucky, Miami (Ohio) and St. Francis (Pennsylvania) join the Hokies for the double-elimination regional which runs Friday through Sunday at Tech Softball Park. Virginia Tech and St. Francis (37-16) face off Friday at 2 p.m., followed by Kentucky (35-17) against Miami (39-15-1) at 4:30 p.m.
Three games on Saturday will determine which teams advance to Sunday’s championship round.
Tennessee, the No. 11 national seed, hosts an NCAA region for the 17th consecutive season.
The Lady Vols (39-16) host Ohio State (35-15), Oregon State (33-19) and Campbell (37-17) at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium for the Knoxville Regional which runs Friday through Sunday.
Ohio State and Oregon State face off Friday at 4 p.m. in Game 1. Tennessee and Campbell follow at 6:30 p.m.
Defending national champion Oklahoma (49-2) is the No. 1 seed overall. Florida State (52-5), which won the ACC Tournament title, is the national second seed.
Teams advancing from the 16 regional venues qualify for the super regionals, scheduled for May 26-29.