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NCCU and KSU begin softball playoff bids Thursday

May 9, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Softball Committee has selected the 64 teams that will participate in the 2006 NCAA Division II Softball Regional Championships. Eight teams will participate at each of eight regional sites in double-elimination tournaments to determine the final eight championship participants. Regional competition will be held May 11-15. Winners will advance to the finals to be held May 18-22, at the James I. Moyer Softball Complex in Salem, Virginia.

CIAA Champ and #8 seed North Carolina Central will meet #1 seed Lock Haven in the Mid-Atlantic Regional at in Shippensburg, PA. The Lady Eagles are scheduled to take the field Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm.

A few hours later in the South Regional in Lakeland, Fl, SIAC Champ Kentucky State will meet host Florida Southern at 7:00pm. The Thorobrettes are seeded #8 in the tournament.

SITES/PAIRINGS:
*Host Institution

Great Lakes Regional at Edwardsville, Illinois
1.-* Southern Illinois Edwardsville-46-8-0
2.- Gannon-39-16-0
3.- Southern Indiana-37-16-0
4.- Lewis-39-13-0
5.- Northern Kentucky -38-19-0
6.- Wayne State (Michigan)-32-24-0
7.- West Virginia Wesleyan-43-22-0
8.- Grand Valley State-34-19-0

Mid-Atlantic Regional at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
1.- Lock Haven-46-3-0
2.-* Shippensburg-40-18-0
3.- Kutztown-32-17-0
4.- Bloomsburg-35-17-0
5.- California (Pennsylvania)-24-15-0
6.- East Stroudsburg-26-25-0
7.- Millersville-29-19-0
8.- North Carolina Central-34-14-0

North Central Regional at Emporia, Kansas
1.-* Emporia State-54-4-0
2.- Southwest Minnesota State-41-10-0
3.- Nebraska-Omaha-45-11-0
4.- Northwest Missouri State-39-13-0
5.- Concordia-St. Paul-39-15-0
6.- Missouri Western State-39-18-0
7.- Augustana (South Dakota)-29-19-0
8.- Washburn-36-19-0

Northeast Regional at Smithfield, Rhode Island
1.- C.W. Post-42-10-0
2.- Adelphi-31-16-0
3.-* Bryant-29-16-0
4.- Caldwell-36-15-0
5.- Massachusetts-Lowell-31-20-0
6.- Queens (New York)-27-20-0
7.- Le Moyne-29-19-0
8.- Southern New Hampshire-21-21-0

South Regional at Lakeland, Florida
1.-* Florida Southern-49-5-0
2.- Barry-37-11-0
3.- Alabama-Huntsville-48-15-0
4.- North Alabama-39-18-0
5.- Florida Gulf Coast-57-7-0
6.- Saint Leo-37-18-0
7.- Valdosta State-38-22-0
8.- Kentucky State-26-8-0

South Atlantic Regional at Columbus, Georgia
1.-* Columbus State-38-13-0
2.- GC&SU-40-11-0
3.- Wingate-45-9-0
4.- Lenoir-Rhyne-49-10-1
5.- South Carolina Upstate-41-16-1
6.- Carson-Newman-40-13-0
7.- Armstrong Atlantic State-37-25-0
8.- Queens (North Carolina)-33-22-0

South Central Regional at Wichita Falls, Texas
1.-* Midwestern State-44-13-0
2.- Abilene Christian-41-17-0
3.- Regis (Colorado)-48-13-0
4.- Southeastern Oklahoma State-41-12-0
5.- St. Mary's (Texas)-46-23-0
6.- St. Edward's-43-20-0
7.- Central Oklahoma-26-15-0
8.- Incarnate Word-43-17-0

West Regional at Bakersfield, California
1.- Humboldt State-52-4-0
2.-* Cal State Bakersfield-46-10-0
3.- San Francisco State-40-14-0
4.- Cal State Dominguez Hills-42-9-0
5.- Cal State Stanislaus-32-21-0
6.- Hawaii-Hilo-29-17-0
7.- Seattle-33-20-0
8.- Hawaii Pacific-27-18-0

In 2005, Lynn University claimed the national championship with a 5-3 victory over Kennesaw State University in Salem, Virginia.

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