Truman State softball seventh in first regional rankings


Wednesday afternoon, the Truman State University softball team was picked seventh in the Midwest Region for the NCAA's initial regional rankings.

Each of the country's eight regions will send its top eight teams to the field of 64 for the NCAA Tournament, which is set to begin on Friday, May 12.

The NCAA Regionals run from May 12-14, followed by the NCAA Super Regionals on May 19-21 and the Division II Women's College World Series from May 25-29 at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va.

The Bulldogs were one of seven Great Lakes Valley Conference squads featured in the top 10 including Sunday's opponent, No. 5 Southern Indiana, in the top spot, Missouri-St. Louis at No. 2, Indianapolis at No. 4, Rockhurst at No. 5, McKendree at No. 8, and Illinois Springfield at No. 10.

Rounding out the top 10 were three Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) programs including 21st-ranked Saginaw Valley State at No. 3, 24th-ranked Wayne State at No. 6 and Grand Valley State at No. 9.

The NCAA Tournament's field of 64 will be announced during the Division II Softball Selection Show on Monday, May 8 at 10 a.m. eastern time.

Truman is in search of an NCAA Tournament appearance for the fourth season in a row and 18th in school history.

Last season, the Bulldogs qualified as the sixth seed in the Midwest Regional before falling to No. 10 Wayne State, 3-0, and No. 6 Missouri-St. Louis, 2-0.

Right now, though, the Purple and White's focus is on the No. 5 Screaming Eagles with a doubleheader in Evansville, Ind. on Sunday with game one set to begin at 12 p.m.


Courtesy Truman State University

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