University of Florida softball team will host the
first round of the NCAA Tournament starting Friday, May 21 at Katie Seashole
Pressly Stadium. The Gators (43-8) will host UCF (35-21), FIU (36-19) and
on Friday with UCF vs. FIU at 3:30pm, followed by Florida vs. Bethune-Cookman
at 6:00pm. Play then continues on Saturday and Sunday.
NCAA Softball Gainesville
Regional: Official Site
the 11th year the Gators will host a Regional in the friendly confides of Pressly Stadium and the eighth consecutive season, including
every year of head coach Tim Waltonís tenure.
of the Gainesville Regional will play the winner of the Amherst,
Mass., Regional, which includes No. 13 Arizona
State, Boston University,
Long Island, and host Massachusetts.
The highest remaining seed will host the Super Regional.
Southeastern Conference teams made the 64-team NCAA Tournament field, including
earned the No. 1 overall seed and will host a regional, along with No. 6
Georgia, No. 12 LSU and No. 15 Tennessee. Auburn
will play in the Atlanta Regional hosted by No. 8 Georgia Tech, and Kentucky will play at the Columbus, Ohio,
Regional where No. 11 Cal is the highest seed. The Pac 10 and Big 12
Conferences also sent seven teams each.
Florida advanced to the Womenís College
World Series the last two years, including the championship series last
season. Defending National Champion Washington will host a regional as
the No. 3 seed.
Ticket packages can be purchased
in advance or at the gate for $25 for adults and $10 for students, senior
citizens or children for all sessions (each day is one session). Single game
tickets cost $10 for an adult ticket and $5 for students, senior citizens or
children. Call the Gator Ticket Office at 352-375-4683, ext. 6800, for