UK SOFTBALL | Wildcats Ready to Host NCAA Regional Tournament

05/14/2018 04:10 PM

The University of Kentucky softball team will host the 2018 NCAA Softball Regionals, starting Friday through Sunday of this week.

The Wildcats were announced as a host team for the regional tournament during Sunday night’s NCAA Softball Selection Show.

The Cats are ranked #19 in USA Today/NFCA Coaches poll and will battle Illinois-Chicago in the second game of the regional tournament at 2:30pm. Michigan takes on Notre Dame, with a first-pitch of 12pm.

This weekend’s regional tournament games are double-elimination games and the 16 regional champions in the 64-team NCAA Tournament advance to the super-regional round. The eight super-regional winners will then advance to the College World Series.

Tickets are on-sale now through UKathletics.com/NCAATickets.
Single-session tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 16 at 9 a.m. ET.

2018 NCAA Softball Lexington Regional Tournament Schedule at John Cropp Stadium
Friday, May 18
Game 1 – Notre Dame (32-21) vs. Michigan (43-11) – Noon ET – ESPN2
Game 2 – UIC (33-19) vs. Kentucky (31-19) – 2:30 p.m. ET – ESPN3.com

Saturday, May 19
Game 3 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – Noon ET
Game 4 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Game 5 – Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 – 5 p.m. ET

Sunday, May 20
Game 6 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 – Noon ET
Game 7 – (If necessary) – 2:30 p.m. ET

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