Five Teams Advance In Softball Postseason

Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon and Washington move on to play in the Super Regionals.

Thursday, May 17
#11 Ducks Take NCAA Regional Opener vs. Vikings, 7-3
EUGENE - The #11 seed University of Oregon softball team (40-15) exploded for six runs in the first inning against Portland State (27-24) en route to a 7-3 win in their NCAA Regional opener Thursday night at Howe Field.

Friday, May 18
Cats Take NCAA Opener in Five, 11-0
TUCSON--Region top-seed Arizona used a big inning to beat North Dakota State, 11-0, in first-round action of the NCAA Softball Championship regional Friday evening and move on in the Tucson winner's bracket.

Sun Devils Take Down LIU Brooklyn in Five in NCAA Regional Opener
TEMPE, Ariz. - Third-seed Arizona State (47-7) downed Long Island University Brooklyn, 9-0, in five innings in the opening game in the Tempe Regional of the NCAA Softball Tournament on Friday evening at Farrington Stadium in Tempe.

Bears Begin Postseason Run Ruling Iona 8-0
BERKELEY - A pair of offensively lethal innings by the No. 1-seeded California softball team bookended Friday evening's game against Iona with the Golden Bears exacting an 8-0 mercy victory over the Gaels in game two of the Berkeley Regional.

#11 Ducks Top Cougars, 6-4, in NCAA Regional Game 2
EUGENE - In NCAA Tournament second-day action, the University of Oregon softball team (41-15) successfully advanced to its third straight regional final after a 6-4 win over BYU (44-14) Friday afternoon at Howe Field.

Beavers' Valiant Comeback In Regional Opener Comes Up Short
NORMAN, Okla. - It took three hours and 32 minutes, lasted 11 innings and forced the two teams to throw a combined 415 pitches, and when it was finally over the Oregon State softball team had lost a thrilling game, 9-7, to Tulsa in its NCAA Regional opener in Norman, Okla. on Friday night.

Stanford Tops Baylor 1-0 in Pitching Duel
LAFAYETTE, La. - The 16th-ranked Stanford softball team opened the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 win over No. 23 Baylor in the Lafayette Regional at Lamson Park in Lafayette, La.

12th-Seeded Bruins Drop Regional Opener to Hofstra
LOS ANGELES - Senior Andrea Harrison and freshman Stephany LaRosa each homered, while sophomore Jessica Hall struck out nine, but the 12th-seeded Bruins dropped a 7-2 decision to Hofstra on Friday in their first game of the NCAA Los Angeles Regional at Easton Stadium.

Souza Lifts Huskies Over Harvard, 2-0
SEATTLE - A two-RBI double with two outs in the fourth by freshman Kimberlee Souza was the deciding factor in the UW's game one victory over Harvard to begin the Seattle Regional Friday night.

Saturday, May 19
Cats Move to Regional Title Round
TUCSON--Arizona moved into the NCAA Regional championship game with a 7-2 victory over Notre Dame in Saturday afternoon softball playoff action at Hillenbrand Stadium.

Arizona State Squeezes the Orange, 3-1 on Saturday
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State (48-7) softball team dropped Syracuse, 3-1, on Saturday in front of a crowd of 739 inside Farrington Stadium.

Cal Cannot Overcome Early Deficit, Lose 3-2
BERKELEY - Arkansas jumped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, and the No. 1-seeded California softball team could not recover, dropping game three of the Berkeley Regional 3-2 to the Razorbacks.

Bears Recover With 8-0 Run-Rule Win Over BU
BERKELEY - The No. 1-seeded California softball team kept its postseason dreams alive, beating Boston University 8-0 in six innings on Saturday evening in an elimination game.

Ducks Set For Third Super Regional; Bounce BYU, 4-1
EUGENE - Continuing its best-ever run of postseason success, the #11-seeded University of Oregon softball team (42-15) won its third straight NCAA Regional with a 4-1 win over Western Athletic Conference Tourney Champion BYU (45-15) Saturday afternoon at Howe Field.

Beavers Stay Alive In Norman With 9-2 Thumping Of Lehigh
NORMAN, Okla. - This one didn't have all the thrills of last night, but the result was much better for the Oregon State softball team as the Beavers stayed alive, eliminating Lehigh, 9-2, on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Regional in Norman, Okla.

Oregon State Delivers Knockout Blow To Tulsa In NCAA Regional
NORMAN, Okla. - With its backs up against the wall and needing a win to keep its championship aspirations alive, the Oregon State softball team delivered another thrilling performance on Saturday afternoon, eliminating Tulsa, 2-1, behind another lockdown effort in the circle by Marina Demore.

Stanford Falls at ULL, Faces Elimination Tonight
LAFAYETTE, La. - The 16th-ranked Stanford softball team dropped a 9-3 decision at No. 7 Louisiana-Lafayette in the third game of the Lafayette Regional in front of more than 2,400 fans at Lamson Park in Lafayette, La.

Stanford Knocks Out Baylor, Reaches Regional Final
LAFAYETTE, La. - A grand slam by freshman Cassandra Roulund propelled the No. 16 Stanford softball team to a 6-2 win over No. 23 Baylor, Saturday, in an elimination game in the Lafayette Regional at Lamson Park in Lafayette, La.

12th-Seeded Bruins' Season Ends With 2-1 Loss to Florida State
LOS ANGELES - Senior Katie Schroeder drove in the Bruins' only run and stole a base on Saturday, but 12th-seeded UCLA saw its season come to an end in a 2-1 loss to Florida State at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional at Easton Stadium.

Huskies Advance To Championship
SEATTLE - Runs in the second and third lifted the UW to its second-straight 2-0 win as the No. 18 Huskies advanced to Sunday's Seattle Regional Championship with the shutout vs. No. 23 Texas Tech.

Sunday, May 20
Cats Off to Super Regionals
TUCSON--Arizona (38-17) socked 14 hits to beat Notre Dame (40-16), 8-3, to win the NCAA Softball Championships regional here and earn a trip to Norm an, Okla., for a Super Regional against the Oklahoma Sooners next weekend.

Arizona State Splits With Syracuse, Will Face Louisiana Lafayette In Super Regional
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State softball team (49-8) dropped Sunday's first NCAA Regional game to No. 25 Syracuse, 1-0. The loss forced a deciding Game 7 in which the Sun Devils prevailed, shutting out the Orange, 4-0 to advance to the Super Regional round.

Cal Dispatches Arkansas 10-2 in Five to Stay Alive
BERKELEY - Facing an early end to an already epic season, the No. 1 California softball team beared down to defeat Arkansas 10-2 in five innings to force the "if necessary" game seven.

Bears Blank 'Backs, Advance to Super Regional
BERKELEY - With a trip to super regionals on the line, the No. 1 California softball team did what it's been doing all season - win. The Golden Bears defeated Arkansas, 7-0, on Sunday evening to capture the Berkeley Regional.

Oregon State's Regional Run Ends With Loss To No. 4 Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. - The Oregon State softball team's most successful season in the last half-decade came to an end at the hands of No. 4 Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon, as the Beavers dropped a 6-0 regional contest to the host Sooners at Marita Hynes Field in Norman.

Stanford Falls in Lafayette Regional Final
LAFAYETTE, La. - The 16th-ranked Stanford softball team fell 6-2 at No. 7 Louisiana-Lafayette, Sunday, in the Lafayette Regional Final at Lamson Park in Lafayette, La.

Huskies Regional Champs, Headed To Supers
SEATTLE - The UW got its third shutout on the weekend with a 4-0 victory in the 2012 NCAA Seattle Regional Championship over Harvard Sunday afternoon. The Huskies (39-17) will advance to next week's Super Regionals and face Pac-12 foe Cal.

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