LAFAYETTE – Fans of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball are invited to watch the NCAA Softball Tournament Selection Show with the team on Sunday (May 12) beginning at 7 p.m. at Pete’s on Johnston (3903 Johnston Street).
The Division I Softball Committee will unveil its selections for the 2019 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament at 8 p.m. (CDT), live on ESPN2.
No. 7 Louisiana (50-4) – winners of 27 straight games heading into the national postseason event – secured its spot in the tournament by claiming the Sun Belt Conference’s automatic bid following a 1-0 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday.
Gerry Glasco will lead the Ragin’ Cajuns into the program’s 21st consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and the 29th overall in the past 30 years.
The Division I Softball Tournament provides for a field of 64 teams to compete in the national tournament. Of the 64 teams, 32 teams will receive automatic qualification with the remaining best 32 teams selected on an at-large basis by the Division I Softball Committee. Sixteen teams will be seeded and each of the seeded teams will be placed at one of the regional sites.
NCAA Regionals will be held May 17-19, 2019 on 16 campus sites. At each campus site, a four-team, double-elimination tournament will be conducted and the 16 winning teams advanced to the Super Regionals.