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UNCW To Play Clemson In NCAA Tourney Regional

UNCW To Play Clemson In NCAA Tourney Regional

UNCW opens play against the host, 10th-seeded Clemson, on Friday, May 20, with first pitch scheduled for noon.

May 16, 2022 by FloSoftball Staff
UNCW To Play Clemson In NCAA Tourney Regional

Fresh off its first Colonial Athletic Association softball championship in program history, UNCW is headed to the Clemson Regional for its first NCAA Tournament appearance. The region is comprised of 10th-seeded Clemson, Auburn, Louisiana and the Seahawks.

UNCW opens play against the host, 10th-seeded Clemson, on Friday, May 20, with first pitch scheduled for noon. The Seahawks’ opening game can be viewed on ACC Network, while the entirety of the NCAA Softball Championship Tournament will be streamed on the ESPN family of networks and the ESPN App.

The Seahawks claimed their first CAA Softball Championship in program history following a perfect 3-0 weekend at the conference tournament. UNCW defeated second-seeded Hofstra 2-1 before downing top-seeded Delaware 4-2. In the championship the Seahawks bested fourth-seeded Elon 10-2 in six innings to secure the CAA title.

UNCW maintains a 32-13 record, which is tied for the third-most wins in a single season in program history. The Seahawks have never faced Clemson or Louisiana and are 0-5 all-time against Auburn.

The CAA has had four teams reach a Super Regional and one team advance to the Women’s College World Series in league history, while a CAA team has won at least one Regional game in the past nine seasons.