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Kentucky Earns No. 14 National Seed, To Host NCAA Regional

Catcher Jenny Schapper has to be happy UK is hosting a regional again this weekend.
Photos by Noah J. Richter I UKAthletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the fourth-consecutive season, the Kentucky softball team has been selected as a host site for the NCAA Softball Regionals.

The Wildcats earned the No. 14 national seed and will host Atlantic Coast Conference champions, Virginia Tech; Big 10 at-large selection, Illinois; and Mid-American Conference tournament champions, Toledo.

The Lexington Regional will begin on Friday with Illinois facing off against Virginia Tech at Noon ET on ESPN3. Kentucky will then play Toledo at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3, or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.

All-session tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning, May 13 at 9 a.m. ET, exclusively online through UKathletics.com/NCAATickets. Single-session tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 15 at 9 a.m. ET, based on availability. All pre-purchased tickets will be available via Digital Delivery. Instead of receiving printed tickets, purchasers will be able to access their tickets electronically through My UK Account or the UK Athletics app.

Each regional follows a double-elimination format with at least three wins required to get to the NCAA Super Regionals.

2019 NCAA Softball Lexington Regional

John Cropp Stadium – Lexington, Ky.

Friday, May 17

Game 1 – Illinois vs. Virginia Tech – Noon ET – ESPN3
Game 2 – Toledo vs. Kentucky – 2:30 p.m. ET – ESPN3

Saturday, May 18
Game 3 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – Noon ET
Game 4 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Game 5 – Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 – 5 p.m. ET

Sunday, May 19
Game 6 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 – Noon ET
Game 7 – (If necessary) – 2:30 p.m. ET

*** Times subject to change for TV

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