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Softball: Texas headed to L.A. for NCAA Tournament

Posted May 10th, 2015

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Marlee Gabaldon, third from left, and the Longhorns softball team are headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th straight year. Texas will play in the Los Angeles Regional beginning Friday. ( Jay Janner/American-Statesman)
Marlee Gabaldon, third from left, and the Longhorns softball team are headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th straight year. Texas will play in the Los Angeles Regional beginning Friday. ( Jay Janner/American-Statesman)

The Texas Longhorns (37-15) learned their destination for the NCAA Softball Tournament Sunday night.

Texas, making its 11th consecutive appearance in the tournament, will be part of the Los Angeles Regional hosted by the No. 7 overall seed UCLA.

The Longhorns will open the double-elimination regional against San Diego State at 5 p.m., Friday. Also joining the four-team field in Los Angeles is California State-Northridge.

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The winner of the Los Angeles Regional would face the winner of the Columbia Regional with No. 10 seed Missouri hosting Indiana State, Louisville and Kansas in the best-of-three Super Regional for a shot at advancing to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Texas defeated then-No. 12 UCLA by a score of 5-3 back on Feb. 19, at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.

The 64-team field features four teams from the Big 12 (Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma and Kansas) and four teams from Texas, including Texas A&M and Texas Southern.

Here’s a look at the complete field for the NCAA Tournament. Overall No. 1 seed Florida (56-0) is the defending national champions:

Gainesville regional: No. 1 Florida. Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Hofstra

South Bend regional: No. 16 Notre Dame, Ball State, Northwestern, Kentucky

Tallahassee regional: No. 9 Florida State, Dartmouth, South Carolina, Central Florida

Knoxville regional: No. 8 Tennessee, Longwood, Virginia Tech, Utah

Baton Rouge regional: No. 5 LSU, Texas Southern, Nebraska, Arizona State

Tuscon regional: No. 12 Arizona, St. John’s, New Mexico State, Minnesota

Lafayette regional: No. 13 UL Lafayette, Weber State, Mississippi State, Baylor

Auburn regional: No. 4 Auburn, Tennessee Tech, Chattanooga, South Alabama

Eugene regional: No. 2 Oregon, BYU, Fresno State, North Dakota State

Harrisburg regional: No. 15 James Madison, Binghamton, Fordham, N.C. State

Columbia regional: No. 10 Missouri, Indiana State, Louisville, Kansas

Los Angeles regional: No. 7 UCLA, California State-Northridge, San Diego State, Texas

Tuscaloosa regional: No. 6 Alabama, Fairfield, USC-Upstate, Washington

Norman regional: No. 11 Oklahoma, Central Arkansas, Lehigh, Texas A&M

Athens regional: No. 14 Georgia, Central Connecticut State, Western Kentucky, North Carolina

Ann Arbor regional: No. 3 Michigan, Oakland, Pittsburgh, California

 

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