Arizona softball to host NCAA regional

TUCSON, Ariz. — For the 29th consecutive season, Arizona will participate in postseason play. The Wildcats will host an NCAA Softball Championships Regional Friday through Sunday, May 15-17, at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium.

Teams in the region include Minnesota, New Mexico State and St. John’s. Arizona is the lone national seed in the region, at No. 12 overall.

Arizona is making its 29th consecutive appearance in the NCAAs, dating to 1987, head coach Mike Candrea’s second year in Tucson. Candrea has won 25 Regionals and eight national championships.

Arizona has been an initial-rounds host 18 times, and Super Regionals six times. If the bracket holds up as seeded the Cats would head to Baton Rouge, La.., to face fifth-seeded LSU for Super Regionals.