As expected, the Defending National Champion UCLA Softball Team will begin its quest for the program’s 13th NCAA title on the home ground.
The Pac-12 co-champion won the second national seed of the 64-team NCAA tournament when the bracket was announced Sunday night. Bruins will host a four-team double elimination area at Easton Stadium from Friday to Sunday.
Bruins (41-4, 19-2 Pac-12 overall) tournament against Big West Conference Champion Long Beach State (30-9, 22-2 Big West) on Friday night (7:30) Open. The game will air on ESPN2. Minnesota (29-11, Overall and Big Ten) and Fresno (36-10, 20-4 Mountain West) will meet on Friday at 5 pm in their first match at Easton Stadium, which airs on ESPNU.
UCLA played against Long Beach State University in the LBSU doubleheader on May 5, winning both games with scores of 5-1 and 10-2 (5 innings). Bruins holds a 76-10 record against Long Beach, a 32-1 edge at Easton Stadium and a 9-0 record at the NCAA tournament.
Long Beach ended the season Dominate three winning games with rival California State Fullerton Win the Big West title. Fullerton participated in the series undefeated in conference play.
Minnesota, who received a large berth, has only played against the Big Ten team this season. Bruins are always 8-0 against Golden Gopher, including a 7-2 win in the opening game of the 2019 Women’s College World Series.
Fresno State University has won an automatic berth at the Mountain West Conference. Bruins started the season with the Bulldogs, winning 7-0 on February 12th and constantly improving to 48-11 against Fresno State University.
Oklahoma (45-2), who lost to UCLA in the 2019 final (the 2020 season was shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic), is the seed for No. 1 overall. Alabama (45-7) is 3rd, Florida (42-9) is 4th, Oklahoma (42-9) is 5th, Arkansas (40-9), LSU (32-19), Missouri (38-) 15), Tennessee (41-13) and Florida (39-10-1) conclude the top 10 seeds.
The other three Pac-12 teams were among the top 16 seeds. Arizona (36-13) is 11th, Arizona (32-14) is 15th, and Washington (41-11) is 16th. Oregon (37-15) was placed in the 4 team area of 12th Texas (39-11) and Stanford (31-20) was placed in the 4 team area hosted by 6th Seed Arkansas.
The best of the three Super Regionals are scheduled for May 27-30, and the Los Angeles Regional winners will meet the Tempe (Arizona) Regional winners.
The eight-team Double Elimination Women’s College World Series will begin on June 3rd in Oklahoma City. The three Best Championship Series are scheduled for June 7-9.
Tickets for the Los Angeles area are not available to the general public due to health and safety guidelines. A limited number of team guests can participate in UCLA’s outdoor sporting events. If you do not have a ticket, please do not come to Easton Stadium.
Los Angeles area
Game 1 – Fresno vs. Minnesota – 5 pm – ESPNU
Game 2 – 2nd UCLA Long Beach State – 7:30 pm – ESPN2
Game 3 – Game 1 Winners and Game 2 Winners – 1:30 pm – TV TBA
Game 4 – Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – 4 pm – TV TBA
Game 5 – Game 3 Losers and Game 4 Winners – 6:30 pm – TV TBA
May 23 (Sun)
Game 6 – Game 3 Winners and Game 5 Winners – 3:00 pm – TV TBA
Game 7 – Game 6 Winners and Game 6 Losers (if required) – 5:30 pm – TV TBA
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