Softball selected for NCAA tournament

Hogs play Tulsa Friday in the first round at Norman, OK. The RPI was good but wasn’t sure 12th in the SEC wouldn’t​ dissuade the committee. It didn’t.

The SEC has 13 softball teams. All 13 made the NCAA tournament. Georgia finished last, missed the SECT, but made nationals, and will play in the regional at Florida State.

There was thought that would happen midway through the conference season. Seven SEC wins, as Arkansas had, apparently are worth more than records in some other conferences because of the strength of the league. More than one-third of the at-large bids nationwide went to SEC teams.

We’ll have some stories on the softball team throughout the week, including this one on the team making the tournament with 7 SEC wins: … ball-tour/

On Nicole Schroeder’s record HR season: … ansas-nca/