Tide Fourth Seed In NCAA Tourney
The Alabama team of Coach Patrick Murphy will open regional play at 6 p.m. CDT Friday at the Alabama Softball Complex against Mississippi Valley State (37-14). The opening game of the regional will feature Chattanooga (30-22) and Texas (38-18) at 3:30 p.m.
Alabama finished the 2009 regular season with a SEC Western Division Championship and a 47-9 overall record, including a 21-6 mark in league play.
The third-ranked Tide is making its 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. It is the fifth straight year Alabama has been a host site for an NCAA Regional and the seventh time overall.
The Crimson Tide has captured six NCAA Regional titles (2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) and boasts a 26-9 record in regional play.
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The winner of the Tuscaloosa Regional will play the winner of the NCAA Knoxville Regional, which includes top-seeded Tennessee, Nebraska, James Madison and Jacksonville State in NCAA Super Regional play.
NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Schedule
Friday, May 15
Texas vs. Chattanooga, 3:30 p.m. (Game 1)
Alabama vs. Mississippi Valley State, 6:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Saturday, May 16
Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 1:30 p.m. (Game 3)
Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 4 p.m. (Game 4)
Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 6:30 p.m. (Game 5)
Sunday, May 17
Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 1:30 (Game 6)
(if necessary) Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 4:00 p.m. (Game 7)
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