Cal U women softball to host NCAA tournament

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The California University women’s softball team earned the top seed in the Atlantic Region and hosting rights for the NCAA Tournament, which runs Friday through Sunday.


The Vulcans (35-5) will play eighth-seeded Winston-Salem State (28-11), the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champion Friday


In the other first-round game at Lilley Field, fourth-seeded West Chester (36-19) will face fifth-seeded Bloomsburg (27-17).


In the other Atlantic Regional, Shippensburg (34-15) earned hosting rights and the third seed and will face sixth-seeded IUP (32-15) in the first round.


The other first-round game features second-seeded West Virginia Wesleyan, who won the Mountain East Conference regular-season title and lost in the finals of the MEC Tournament, against seventh-seeded Mansfield (23-17).


The advancing teams from each opening-round sites of the Atlantic Region will advance to the NCAA Super Regional and play a best-of-3 series at the site of the highest remaining seed May 16-17.


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