Despite another remarkable season in Ann Arbor, Michigan enters the tournament a tad bit disappointed.
Former Harrison Central High and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College pitcher Kaitlin Lee leads the Rebels, earning Tournament MVP honors in a 5-1 finals' victory over LSU. All games of the regional will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. Freshman Mason Overstreet had the top round for the Razorbacks with a 1-over 73, with two bogeys and one birdie on the 7,372-yard layout. The Bison are 8-14 in seven previous trips and 4-6 over the past three seasons.
Baylor is filled with speed, as five different Bears players have 10-plus steals. This season, however, Christner has spiked that back up to a career-best.414 BA, with upticks across the board.
Texas leads the team race, followed by MS and Oklahoma State, with three teams tied for fourth. Albany (27-16) claimed the American East championship.
Three of the Tigers' six all-time appearances in the Women's College World Series have come during Earleywine's tenure (2009-11).
2009: In the Norman Regional, the Bison beat No. 9 Oklahoma 1-0, beat Tulsa 3-2 and 4-1.
Last year's winners, the Oklahoma Sooners, are back in the mix this season.
The tournament will have a comfortable feel for the Braves (40-15) who are one of four PBC teams to earn a spot in the NCAA Southeast Regional. To complicate matters, if the Gophers advance out of their regional, they most likely will face No. 1-ranked Florida in the super-regionals.
Golf Channel's live coverage will begin on May 22 when the individual national champion and eight-team match-play bracket is determined. The remainder of the field includes Oregon, Virginia, Duke, Northwestern, Jacksonville, South Florida, Iowa, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Loyola (MD) and Alabama State. They will host a regional for the seventh consecutive year at Marita Hynes Field starting Friday.
MI is the lone representative from the state of MI, once again.
Not all is lost for MSu, though.
The biggest reason why Minnesota might not get the most respect from the selection committee is because they play in the Big Ten.
Here is the schedule for MI moving forward.
The two winning teams will play Saturday at 5 p.m. ET, while the two losing teams play an elimination game at 2:30 p.m. Game 2 Loser | approx.