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FSU softball earns the fourth overall seed in the NCAA Tournament

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The reigning national champions now know the start of their path to a second national title.

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Florida State (51-8) has earned the fourth national seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles will begin their quest for a second straight national title on Friday at 2:30pm (ESPNU) in Tallahassee against the MEAC champion Bethune Cookman Wildcats (26-29).

As usual, an SEC team was sent to the Tallahassee Regional. This year’s SEC representative is South Carolina (36-17). The Gamecocks will open the tournament on Friday at noon against South Florida (40-17) (SEC Network).

Because the Noles have earned a top eight national seed, they will host a Super Regional if they can advance. If the seeds hold, the Seminoles will welcome the 13th seeded Oklahoma State Cowgirls (39-14) to Tallahassee for the Super Regional.

The top eight seeds are:

  1. Oklahoma
  2. UCLA
  3. Washington
  4. Florida State
  5. Florida
  6. Arizona
  7. Minnesota
  8. Alabama


Here is the full schedule for the Tallahassee Regional.

Tallahassee Regional – May 17-19 at Tallahassee, Florida

Game 1: South Carolina (36-17) vs. South Fla. (40-17) | 12 p.m. Friday | SEC Network

Game 2: Bethune-Cookman (26-29) vs. No. 4 seed Florida St.* (51-8) | 2:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner | 12 p.m. Saturday

Game 4 : Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser | 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Game 5 : Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner | 5 p.m. Saturday

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner | 12 p.m. Sunday

Game 7 (if necessary): Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loser | 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Stay tuned to Tomahawk Nation for more coverage of the 2019 NCAA Tournament as the Florida State Seminoles continue their pursuit of a second straight NCAA championship.