FHSU softball receives No. 1 seed in Central Regional

The Fort Hays State softball team received the No. 1 seed in the Central Regional of the NCAA Tournament and will serve as a host site, May 10-12, for four teams competing to move on to the Super Regional the following weekend. Fort Hays State will face No. 8 seed Emporia State in the first round, fresh off having to play the Hornets in two MIAA Tournament Championship Games on Sunday. Also competing in Hays will be the No. 4 seed Central Oklahoma and the No. 5 seed Minot State.

The format for the four teams in Hays will be double elimination.

In the other four-team section of the regional, No. 2 seed Southeastern Oklahoma State hosts. Southeastern Oklahoma plays No. 7 seed Winona State and in the other game, No. 3 seed Minnesota State-Mankato plays No. 6 seed Augustana.

The winners of the two four-team sections will move on to the Super Regional, May 17-18, to play in a head-to-head best-of-three game series.

Friday, May 10
Game 1: (4) Central Oklahoma vs. (5) Minot State - 3:00 pm
Game 2: (1) Fort Hays State vs. (8) Emporia State - 5:30 pm

Saturday, May 11
Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 1:00 pm
Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 3:30 pm
Game 5: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3 - 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 12
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 - 1:00 pm
Game 7: If necessary (if winner Game 5 wins Game 6) - 3:30 pm