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Fifth seeded softball to host NCAA Regional May 17-19

May 13, 2013

Arizona State softball has punched the program's 25th trip to the NCAA Tournament, hosting a Tempe Regional May 17-19 as the fifth seed overall. The Tempe Regional will be on TV on ESPNU.

The Sun Devils are 45-10 on the year and will play a San Jose State squad that is 42-15. With a fifth seed, Arizona State will not only host Regionals but also will be eligible to host Super Regionals.

The Tempe Regional field is Arizona State (45-10), San Jose State (42-15), San Diego State (35-18) and Georgia (38-19). On Friday, SDSU and Georgia play at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT; ASU and SJSU play at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

ASU is 11-1 all-time against San Jose State dating back to 1987. The last time the two teams met, ASU won 4-0 on Feb. 9, 2012.

Regionals will be held May 16-19 on 16 campus sites. At each campus site, a four-team, double-elimination tournament will be conducted and the 16 winning teams advance to the Super Regionals.

Super Regionals for the tournament will be held May 23-26 on eight campus sites. At each site, two teams play in a best-of-three tournament format. The winners from each site advance to the NCAA Women's College World Series. The WCWS is held in Oklahoma City from May 30 to June 5. 

Top 16 Seeds
1 Oklahoma, 2 Florida, 3 Oregon, 4 Texas, 5 Arizona State, 6 Missouri, 7 Tennessee, 8 Michigan, 9 LSU, 10 Alabama, 11 Washington, 12 Kentucky, 13 South Alabama, 14 Nebraska, 15 Louisville, 16 Texas A&M

ASU softball hosts the NCAA Tempe Regionals opening play Friday, May 17 on ESPNU.
Friday 12:30 p.m. PT: San Diego State vs. Georgia | ESPNU
Friday 3 p.m. PT: Arizona State vs. San Jose State | ESPNU

Monday, May 13th at 1 p.m. General Public All-Session Passes go on sale. These can be purchased in person, online, or over the phone at 480-727-0000. Anyone who pre-purchased their tickets can start picking them up at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15th at 9 a.m. if available, single game tickets will go on sale to everyone.  These can be purchased in person, online, or over the phone at 480-727-0000.

After the first two games are played, there are no guarantees which dugout the teams will be in.

All six of Myers' WCWS appearances have come off of ASU hosting a Super Regional in Tempe. ASU has only missed making the WCWS once since Myers was hired in 2006, making it as far as the Super Regionals in 2010. 

The postseason berth in 2013 is the ninth-consecutive for ASU. It is the 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the program, a 78-47 record.

Clint Myers is 48-13 (.787) in the postseason, 25-3 (.893) in the postseason at Farrington Stadium and 14-8 (.636) in the Women's College World Series.

The bullpen in the postseason:
Dallas Escobedo 14-4
2012 (4-4); 2011 (10-0) 

Mackenzie Popescue 0-0
2011 (0-0; 0.1 inn.; 4 pitches) 

Road to the Championship |
NCAA Selection Show: May 12, 7 p.m. PT on ESPNU
64 teams, 31 automatic qualifiers, 16 seeded teams
Regionals: May 16-19 on 16 campus sites. Four-teams, double elimination
Super Regionals: May 23-26 on eight campus sites. Two teams, best-of-three format
            (ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPNU)
WCWS: Oklahoma City May 30-June 5.
            (ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPNU)