Sooners earn fourth overall national seed

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners' path to Oklahoma City will go through Marita Hynes Field, as they were named the No. 4 overall national seed Sunday evening during the NCAA Softball Selection Show.

They'll take on the fourth seeded Lehigh Mountain Hawks at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening in the tourney opener.

No. 2 Tulsa and No. 3 Oregon State are the other two teams in the regional and will face off at 5 p.m., with the winners and losers playing each other Saturday.

Winners of Saturday's first game will take on the winners' bracket loser in the nightcap in an elimination game, with the victor of that needing to beat the undefeated team twice in the championship.

The double elimination champion will then take on the Tucson Regional champion, featuring top seeded Arizona, the No. 13 overall seed, in the super regional rounds with a chance to head to Oklahoma City on the line.

OU is 2-0 all-time against Lehigh with the last contest coming in 2005.

The Sooners are also 10-2 all-time versus Oregon State and 35-10 all-time against Tulsa.

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