Alabama Softball To Host Regional

The Alabama softball team was awarded the number one national seed and the top seed in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional on Sunday night. It is the sixth straight year Alabama has been a host site for an NCAA Regional and the eighth time overall.

Alabama (48-9) will open regional play on Friday at the Alabama Softball Complex against Alcorn State (18-19). The opening game of the regional will feature UAB (36-20) and Lipscomb (48-11). Alabama claimed the Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament title in the same season for the first time in program history.

The top-seeded Tide is making its 12th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament under the direction of head coach Patrick Murphy .

The Crimson Tide of Coach Patrick Murphy has captured seven NCAA Regional titles (2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009) and boasts a 29-9 record in regional play.

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The winner of the Tuscaloosa Regional will play the winner of the NCAA Stanford Regional, which includes Hawaii, Stanford, UC Davis and Texas Tech, in NCAA Super Regional play.

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