It’s on as 15 of the 16 NCAA Division I Softball Regionals get underway on Friday, following the Stillwater Regional that began on Thursday evening.
As teams get underway, here are some matchups that you should keep an eye on from the first round of Regional play…
Louisiana Tech Pitching vs. Texas Tech Offense
The Lady Techster pitching has been lights out, particularly of late, and will match up in their NCAA tournament opener against the upstart Red Raiders, a team that most did not expect to even reach the postseason, but who enter the NCAA tournament as a team that spent much of the season in the Top 25.
Louisiana Tech’s Krystal de la Cruz had a solid case for conference Pitcher of the Year, while Texas Tech’s offense boasts stars like Jessica Hartwell and Karli Hamilton.
For either team to advance past the opening round, they’ll have to go through hosting LSU, but the first-round face-off between the two teams should be must-watch softball.