When it comes to hosting an NCAA Softball regional, the Lady Vols have written the guidebook. 2019 is now the 15th consecutive year Knoxville will play host to a regional as the Lady Vols were annouced as a No. 12 national sed during Sunday night’s selection show.
Big Orange will welcome Longwood, North Carolina and Ohio State to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium for the NCAA Knoxville Regional that begins on Friday, May 17th and lasts through Sunday, May 19th. The Knoxville Regional is a double-elimination tournament with the winner advancing to the Super Regional.
Tennessee will open tournament play against Big South Champion Longwood on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
A full weekend schedule can be found below.
Game 1: Ohio State vs. North Carolina | 11 a.m. | ESPN2/WatchESPN App
Game 2: Tennessee vs. Longwood | 1:30 p.m. | ESPN3/WatchESPN App
Game 3: G1 Winner vs. G2 Winner | 12 p.m.
Game 4: G1 Loser vs. G2 Loser | 2:30 p.m.
Game 5: G3 Loser vs. G4 Winner | 5 p.m.
Game 6: G3 Winner vs. G5 Winner | 12 p.m.
Game 7: G6 Winner vs. G6 Loser (If necessary) | 2:30 p.m.