Louisville Softball Named Host For NCAA Tournament Regional

The Louisville softball team has been named the No. 15 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament and will host a regional this weekend at Ulmer Stadium. This is Louisville's ninth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance and the third time the Cards have served as a regional site host.

Making matters even more spicy is the fact that one of the three teams Louisville will be battling with for a spot in the Super Regionals will be the Kentucky Wildcats. UK joins Valparaiso and Michigan in making up the field for the the U of L regional.

Should the Cards advance out of regional play, they would next face the winner of the Tuscaloosa regional, which is headlined by second-seeded Alabama.

All of this weekend's games will be televised either on ESPN2 or broadcast live on ESPN3.com.

Here's the full schedule:

Louisville Regional - May 18-20 in Louisville, Ky.
No. 15 seed Louisville* (53-3) vs. Valparaiso (42-17)
Kentucky (29-28) vs. Michigan (39-15)

NCAA Regional Schedule

Friday, May 18
Game 1 - Kentucky vs. Michigan - 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)
Game 2 - Valparaiso vs. Louisville - 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)

Saturday, May 19
Game 3 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 1:00 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)
Game 4 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)
Game 5 - Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 - 6:00 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)

Sunday, May 20
Game 6 - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 - 1 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)
Game 7 - (If necessary) - 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)

Ticket and parking information can be found right here.

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