BYU to Play in NCAA Regional in Eugene

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PROVO, Utah - The BYU softball team will play Mississippi State at the Eugene Regional in the Cougars' eighth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

"Every regional is a tough regional and this is no exception," said BYU coach Gordon Eakin. "But we're confident that if we continue to play BYU softball that we've got a chance to win."

Automatic qualifers out of the Western Athletic Conference after winning the tournament championship against Fresno State on Saturday, BYU (43-13) will begin play on Thursday, May 17, at a time to be announced.

Other teams in the Eugene Regional include No. 11-seed and host Oregon which will face Portland State.

BYU is 0-2 all-time against Mississippi State, last facing off in 2007 when the Bulldogs pulled out a 1-0 win. The Cougars have played both Oregon and Portland State this year, defeating the Ducks 3-2 and the Vikings 4-1 in two separate tournaments in February.

The double-elimination tournament will go Thursday through Saturday with the winner going on to the NCAA Super Regional.

Check back to byucougars.com for further information as it becomes available, including game times and ticket information. Click on the link below for the complete tournament bracket.

 

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