Penn State Softball Reaches NCAA Tournament For First Time In 13 Years

Penn State softball has qualified for the NCAA Regionals for the first time since 2011. The Nittany Lions will open their NCAA Tournament run against Texas State at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in College Station, Texas.

Despite falling in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament, Penn State put together a strong regular season. The Nittany Lions went 36-18 overall with a 12-11 conference record. They posted a notable win over then-No. 16 Arkansas en route to an 8-0 start to the campaign.

Penn State is in a group with Texas State, Texas A&M, and UAlbany. The Nittany Lions have faced Texas State once before this season, getting swept in a three-game series in San Marcos, Texas.

Should the Nittany Lions win Friday’s game, they will face the winner of the Texas A&M vs. UAlbany game at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. If they lose, they will face the loser of that game at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The NCAA Regionals are a double-elimination competition.

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Joe is a junior journalism major at Penn State and Onward State's managing editor. He covers Penn State football, among other Penn State sports. He also listens to Mac Miller more than you. If you want to find him, Joe's usually watching soccer with his shirt off or at the gym with his shirt on. For dumb stuff, follow him on Twitter (iamjoelister). For serious stuff, email him ([email protected]).

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