The Oklahoma State softball team will host an NCAA Regional next week for the first time since 1998.
The Cowgirls learned the news during Sunday night during the Women’s College World Series selection show.
WATCH: #OKState reacts to hearing its named called as a regional host for the first time in over two decades. #RoadToWCWS pic.twitter.com/QelNTkpO2L— Cowgirl Softball (@CowgirlSB) May 13, 2019
OSU was named the No. 13 overall seed and will host Arkansas, Tulsa and BYU. The Cowgirls will open against BYU on Thursday. The Stillwater regional winner will face the Tallahassee Regional winner, which is hosted by the reigning national champion and No. 4 overall seed Florida State.
Post-selection comments from the boss himself included an appreciation for what tonight’s national seed means for both @madisue1018 and @TaylorLeeLynch6.— Cowgirl Softball (@CowgirlSB) May 13, 2019
Good, good stuff. #okstate pic.twitter.com/I2GP9MBqfd
The announcement isn’t too much of a surprise. The Cowgirls (39-14) finished second in the Big 12 and were No. 14 in the country and are No. 12 in RPI.
OSU isn’t completely unfamiliar with the teams they’ll face in Stillwater; they split two meetings with TU earlier this season, losing 3-0 in March at Tulsa and winning 5-0 last month in Stillwater.
The Cowgirls were last in action at the Big 12 tournament where the Cowgirls went 2-0 beating Texas and Iowa State to reach the first place game. Alas, the weather had other plans and all Game-2 matches were canceled due to rain and field conditions.
Dates and times for the Stillwater regional have yet to be announced, however ticket information has.
A limited number of all-session ️ are on sale online. Individual session ️ (if available) will go on sale approximately 6⃣0⃣ min. prior to each session at the ticket trailer located outside the NW gate of the stadium. #okstate— Cowgirl Softball (@CowgirlSB) May 13, 2019
️☎️ - 877-ALL-4-OSU pic.twitter.com/DPbVkjlN27