Published: Sunday, May 12, 2019
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 will play Tulsa (35-18) on Thursday at 5 p.m. on ESPN3.
The winner of the Stillwater Regional will meet the winner of the Tallahassee 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, which ranks third.
The No. 8 seed in the SEC Softball Tournament last week, the Razorbacks were eliminated in the first round by No. 9-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), Kentucky (14) – will host. Vanderbilt does not sponsor softball.