Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Arkansas softball selected to Stillwater Regional
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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