Softball Draws Northwestern in NCAA Waco Regional
August 7, 2009
The Texas State Bobcat softball team will take on No. 12 Northwestern at 5 p.m. on Friday in the opening round of the 2009 NCAA Softball Championship Tournament in Waco, Texas. The Waco Regional will also play host to Baylor and No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette as part of 16 postseason regional hosts.
Friday will mark the fourth appearance for the Bobcat softball team in the NCAA Regional and the first time since 2004.
“We are very excited about making another appearance in the NCAA postseason,” said head coach Ricci Woodard. “With us playing so close to home in Waco, we should have a lot of Bobcat fans out to support us on this journey.”
The Bobcats (39-16) earned the postseason bid after claiming the Southland Conference tournament title with a 2-1 victory over McNeese State Saturday afternoon. Texas State also won the regular season crown for the second-straight year.
The Wildcats (31-13) will make their fifth-straight appearance in the NCAA tournament and earned the top seed in the region. Northwestern earned an at-large bid into the championship after finishing third in the Big 10.
Louisiana-Lafayette(43-11) earned an automatic bid after claiming the Sun Belt title. The Ragin’ Cajuns finished with a 18-5 conference record.
Baylor (37-20) is the two seed in the region after earning an at-large bid into the championship, finishing third in the Big 12. The Bobcats and Bears faced off on April 7, where the Bobcats came away with a 2-0 win over Baylor. Baylor leads the all-time series 21-8.
The winner of the Waco region will face the winner of the Michigan region. The four teams in the Michigan region are the Wolverines, the No. 5 overall seed, as well as Miami (OH), Cleveland State and Notre Dame.
More information on the Waco Regional can be found on www.baylorbears.com. Continue to check back for additional information.