McNeese Cowgirls Softball to face Minnesota in NCAA Tournament

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Published: May. 14, 2023 at 5:13 PM CDT|Updated: May. 14, 2023 at 11:08 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The McNeese Cowgirls Softball team is coming off of their third straight Southland Conference Tournament Championship after they beat the Southeastern Lions 1-0 on Saturday.

With the win, the Cowgirls earned an automatic bid to this year’s NCAA Softball Tournament, which is set to begin on May 19.

In the selection show aired on ESPN, the McNeese Cowgirls were announced to play the Minnesota Gophers on May 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Seattle, Washington.

The other two teams in the regional are the Washington Huskies, which is a team that the Cowgirls beat at home 3-2 in early February, and the Northern Colorado Bears who won the Big Sky Championship.

60 other teams heard their names called on Sunday, and those 60 teams will be sent off to 15 other different regional locations.

The 16 winners from the regional round will then head to the NCAA super regional, which sets up two teams to play in a best-of-three series.

The eight that make it through that round will then earn a position in the 2023 Women’s College World Series that starts on Thursday, June 1.