Lions Softball Team Qualifies For Third Straight NCAA Tournament
The Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team has been selected to participate in the 2021 NCAA Division II Softball Championships as the fifth seed. A&M-Commerce will host the South Central Region tournament at the John Cain Family Softball Complex on Wednesday, May 19, through Saturday, May 22.
Tickets for the regional tournament are now available at WeAreLionsTix.com, with the Cain Family Complex limited to 50% capacity. All games will also be live streamed on the Lone Star Conference Digital Network, free of charge.
The Lions won the right to host the six-team, double elimination South Central Regional Tournament through a competitive bid process earlier in the spring. This is the second time the Lions have hosted NCAA softball regional action, after also hosting in 2019.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION SEEDS
No. 1 - Oklahoma Christian
No. 2 - West Texas A&M
No. 3 - Angelo State
No. 4 - Colorado Mesa
No. 5 - A&M-COMMERCE
No. 6 - Texas A&M-Kingsville
The Lions advance to NCAA postseason play for the fourth time in six available seasons, and the third straight time. A&M-Commerce went to regionals in 2019, 2018, and 2016, advancing to the Super Regional round in 2018. There is only regional action and no super regional this season due to COVID-related field reduction across all sports in Division II.
A&M-Commerce enters the regional tournament with a 28-16 record and are currently ranked 10th nationally in the NFCA Coaches' Poll after finishing third in the Lone Star Conference regular season.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL SCHEDULE
All games played at Commerce's John Cain Family Softball Complex
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19
Game 1 - Noon - No. 4 Colorado Mesa vs. No. 5 A&M-Commerce
Game 2 - 3 p.m. - No. 3 Angelo State vs. No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville
Game 3 - 6 p.m. - Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 2
THURSDAY, MAY 20
Game 4 - Noon - No. 1 Oklahoma Christian vs. Winner of Game 1
Game 5 - 3 p.m. - No. 2 West Texas A&M vs. Winner of Game 2
Game 6 - 6 p.m. - Loser of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 5
FRIDAY, MAY 21
Game 7 - Noon - Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5
Game 8 - 3 p.m. - Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 6
Game 9 - 6 p.m. - Loser of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8
SATURDAY, MAY 22
Game 10 - Noon - Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 9
Game 11 to follow Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 9 (if necessary)