Autzen Zoo: 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament Preview


Sunday night the NCAA softball selection committee announced the 2012 tournament field with California being named the number one national seed. Oregon receives the 11th seed and will feature Portland State, BYU, and Mississippi State. The Ducks will face the PSU Vikings on Thursday night.

The SEC leads the field with nine bids but the Pacific 12 conference is second with eight teams making the postseason. Six of the eight teams will host a regional this weekend having been named a national seed.

Here is the schedule of all the Pac-12 teams in the tournament and what regional they will be in:

Berkeley Regional (Host – California Golden Bears): May 18-20 Berkeley, California

Iona Gaels (35-24) v. 1 California Golden Bears (50-4)
Boston University Terriers (40-14) v. Arkansas Razorbacks (27-26)

Tempe Regional (Host – Arizona State Sun Devils): May 18-20 Tempe, Arizona

LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (25-33) v. 3 Arizona State Sun Devils (46-7)
Long Beach State 49ers (23-33) v. Syracuse Orange (40-14)

Eugene Regional (Host – Oregon Ducks): May 17-19 Eugene, Oregon

Portland State Vikings (27-23) v. 11 Oregon Ducks (39-15)
Mississippi State Bulldogs (33-22) v. BYU Cougars (43-13)

Los Angeles Regional (Host – UCLA Bruins): May 18-20 Los Angeles, California

Hofstra Pride (38-13) v. 12 UCLA Bruins (36-18)
San Diego State Aztecs (30-22) v. Florida State Seminoles (46-14)

Tucson Regional (Host – Arizona Wildcats): May 18-20 Tucson, Arizona

North Dakota State Bison (37-20) v. 13 Arizona Wildcats (35-17)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (38-14) v. Hawai’i Warriors (44-7)

Seattle Regional (Host – Washington Huskies): May 18-20 Seattle, Washington

Harvard Crimson (33-13) v. 16 Washington Huskies (36-17)
Maryland Terrapins (34-20) v. Texas Tech Red Raiders (40-15)

Lafayette Regional (Host – Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns): May 18-20 Lafayette, Louisiana

Baylor Bears (33-20) v. Stanford Cardinal (38-17)
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (34-17) v. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (49-4)

Norman Regional (Host – Oklahoma Sooners): May 18-20 Norman, Oklahoma

Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (41-12) v. Oregon State Beavers (34-21)
Lehigh Mountain Hawks (40-17) v. 4 Oklahoma Sooners (45-8)

Interactive NCAA Bracket
NCAA Sports tournament release

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