Drake softball reaches NCAA Tourney — SPORTS SHORTS

The fourth-seeded Florida State Men's Golf team begins its NCAA postseason run when it participates in regional play beginning Monday, May 14, at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

The Cavaliers shot a 9-over 297.

UCLA is the No. 3 seed, Washington the No. 5 seed and Arizona State the No. 8 seed.

They're one of three teams who can say they beat the Sooners in the 2018 regular season. A season ago BU advanced to the Women's College World Series. His teammate, redshirt sophomore Quade Cummins is tied for second place, with a three-under round of 69. Capital Athletic Conference member Christopher Newport (32-10), which was third in the regional rankings, also got an at-large bid. All 13 SEC teams made the 64-team NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season.

With that, the Wildcats will host the 2018 NCAA Softball Regionals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at John Cropp Stadium. Virginia Wesleyan is the No. 4 seed in a regional that will be held in Pennsylvania. Joining Kentucky in the Lexington Regional will be Illinois-Chicago, Notre Dame and No. 16 MI. "This time of year, none of these things are easy".

Big South champ Liberty has been assigned to an NCAA regional that will be held at the University of SC. Sunday night they anxiously watched the selection show to see which regional they'd be assigned to.it was announced that the Flames would open regional play in.

Tulsa, the No. 3 seed in the group, has an overall record of 33-23 and is ranked No. 59 in the RPI. JMU will face Ohio University on Friday.

Notre Dame is in the tourney for the 20th straight year and 23rd time in the last 25 years.

The victor of the regional in Tucson will move on to a Super Regional against the victor of the regional being hosted by UCLA. The Rams finished second in the conference.

Despite ending the season after several week at #1, the Bruins get the overall #3 seed behind #1 OR (47-7) and #2 Florida (50-8). The other teams in the region are James Madison and Monmouth. UIC makes its second straight appearance in the NCAA tournament after taking part in the NCAA Eugene Regional at OR in 2017.

  • Steve Townsend