Arkansas softball selected to Stillwater Regional

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Arkansas coach Courtney Deifel talks to players during a game against Auburn on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas coach Courtney Deifel talks to players during a game against Auburn on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas softball is headed to Oklahoma State, the No. 13 national seed, for the NCAA Tournament this week.

The Razorbacks received one of 32 at-large bids on Sunday and were selected to the Stillwater Regional, which also includes BYU and Tulsa. Arkansas, the No. 2 seed, will play No. 3 seed Tulsa (35-18) on Thursday at 5 p.m. on ESPN3.

The winner of the Stillwater Regional will meet the winner of the Tallahassee (Fla.) Regional, which features No. 4 national seed Florida State, South Carolina, South Florida and Bethune-Cookman.

On March 13, the Razorbacks lost 2-1 to the Golden Hurricane at Bogle Park. Tulsa also defeated Arkansas 5-4 in the 2017 Norman (Okla.) Regional.

Arkansas finished the regular season at 38-17 overall and 12-12 in Southeastern Conference play. The team's 38 wins are fifth most in a season in program history and four off last year's mark of 42, which ranks third.

The No. 9 seed in the SEC Softball Tournament last week, the Razorbacks were eliminated in the first round by No. 8-seed Georgia in a 4-1 loss.

The SEC had all 13 teams selected to the tournament field for a third consecutive year, and six - Florida (5), Alabama (8), LSU (10), Ole Miss (11), Tennessee (12) and Kentucky (14) - will host. Vanderbilt does not sponsor softball.

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