Arkansas softball opens Fayetteville Regional play on Friday

Published: May. 14, 2023 at 10:54 PM CDT|Updated: May. 18, 2023 at 12:20 PM CDT
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For the fourth time in program history, the Arkansas softball team and Bogle Park will host an NCAA Tournament Regional. The No. 12 ranked Razorbacks drew the No. 11 national seed, as announced Sunday night. No. 18 Oregon, Notre Dame and Harvard will join Arkansas at the Fayetteville Regional.

The Hogs will play Harvard at 6:30 p.m. CT on Friday, May 19. Oregon and Notre Dame face off beforehand at 4 p.m.

It’ll be the second time Arkansas and Harvard meet. The Razorbacks and Crimson last met in 2014 with Arkansas claiming a 9-4 decision in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Bogle Park last hosted a regional in 2022, with Arkansas claiming the regional championship after defeating Oregon (twice) and Princeton. It’s the third consecutive season the Razorbacks have hosted a regional.

All four of the program’s national seeds have come under head coach Courtney Deifel.

The Schedule

Friday, May 19

Game 1: #2 Oregon vs. #3 Notre Dame – 4 p.m. (ESPN2)

Game 2: #1 Arkansas vs. #4 Harvard – 6:30 p.m. (ESPN+)

Saturday, May 20

Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 – 2 p.m.

Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Game 5: Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 21

Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5 – 1 p.m.

Game 7: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5 – 3:30 p.m. *

*if necessary

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