BLACKSBURG — The NCAA match is coming to Tech Softball Park.
The Virginia Tech softball crew was named the No. 3 over-all seed when the NCAA tournament’s 64-workforce subject was introduced Sunday night time.
As one of the top 16 total seeds, Virginia Tech (41-7) will get to host an NCAA regional. This will be the initially time the method has at any time hosted an NCAA regional.
And as 1 of the prime eight total seeds, the Hokies — should they gain their regional — will also get to host an NCAA super regional sequence.
It was envisioned that Tech would be just one of the top general seeds. The Hokies entered Sunday ranked No. 2 in the NCAA’s RPI scores, thanks their success navigating a arduous program. They are also rated No. 2 in the numerous Leading 25 polls.
The Hokies will play St. Francis, a 37-16 staff from Pennsylvania, on the initial day of their three-day, 4-staff, double-elimination regional Friday. Kentucky (35-17) will engage in Miami of Ohio (39-15-1) in Friday’s other video game at Tech.
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The Hokies conquer Kentucky 6-1 in 6 innings in Florida in February. Tech beat Miami of Ohio 8- in five innings in South Carolina in February.
Virginia Tech, which won the ACC common-period title but shed to Clemson in the ACC match semifinals, acquired an at-massive bid to the NCAAs on Sunday night.
If Tech wins its regional, it will host the winner of the University of Florida regional in a very best-of-3 tremendous regional series on Memorial Working day weekend for a berth in the Women’s Higher education Planet Series in Oklahoma Metropolis. Florida (43-16) is the No. 14 over-all seed. The other a few teams in Florida’s regional are Canisius (32-16), Wisconsin (28-19) and Ga Tech (37-16).
The Hokies gathered inside of Lane Stadium to watch the range clearly show on ESPN2. The broadcast confirmed the Hokies cheering and clapping when their school’s title and seed was introduced.
This will be Virginia Tech’s 11th NCAA match overall look, including its third in a row.
Oklahoma (49-2) is the top all round seed.
ACC event champ Florida Point out (52-5), which misplaced its common-time series to the Hokies two video games to one, is the No.2 in general seed.
St. Francis earned an automatic NCAA bid as the winner of the Northeast Meeting.
The Hokies have received an NCAA regional only twice in their historical past. In 2008, Angela Tincher and firm won a regional at Tennessee and a tremendous regional at Michigan to progress to the Women’s College or university World Series for the to start with time.
Final 12 months, Tech received a regional at Arizona State to progress to a super regional at UCLA. The Bruins beat the Hokies two video games to 1 to get paid the Environment Sequence berth.
This year’s industry also includes Atlantic Sun champ Liberty (43-16), which was assigned to a regional that will be hosted by No. 10 all round seed Clemson. Liberty will satisfy Ga on the first working day of that regional.
Duke is the No. 12 over-all seed.