The University of Alabama softball team extended its streak of hosting a regional to 14 years when the selection committee tabbed the Crimson Tide as the No. 12 seed for the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
Florida has hosted an NCAA Regional every year under the direction of head coach Tim Walton. California and Oregon State will be traveling for the regionals, going to Athens, Georgia and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, respectively.
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Barca aim to make history and for that reason Valverde will be demanding full concentration from his side on Sunday. Two teams pulled off the feat in the 1930s when the competition only had 10 teams compared to 20 now.
No. 6 seed Florida State (47-10) and Jacksonville State (33-23) are also in the region and open play in the double-elimination round at 1:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN3).
The Beavers will meet Wisconsin (28-21) in the first round. The Bruins (50-4) will be at home in the Los Angeles regional, Friday-Sunday, and open against the Big Sky's Sacramento State (31-18).
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The Rams , led by the "Fearsome Foursome" defensive line, lost three consecutive NFC Championship games between 1974 and 1976. He also earned the coveted Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award three times over his 22-year career.
Per the brackets, the victor of the Alabama regional will face the victor of No. 5 Washington's regional. The victor of the Columbia Regional will be matched with the victor of the Arizona State Regional. Be the team to win there and its off to the 2018 College Women's World Series in Oklahoma City.
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Derek Holland (2-4) allowed four hits and five walks in 61/3 innings with seven strikeouts, repeatedly pitching out of trouble. Hanson left the game after scoring because of an unspecified injury he apparently suffered running the bases.