DENTON, Tx. — Despite dropping their final series of the Conference USA regular season at North Texas, the Gals In Green clinched the West Division and will be the overall number two seed in the Conference USA Softball Championship.
Coach Townsend’s crew will be getting to know Denton, Texas after arriving there last Thursday and staying through the week for the championship that is hosted by North Texas. Championship play begins Wednesday, and their Thursday opponent will be determined then.
The number one seed and the regular season title went to the Florida Atlantic Owls who finished the season 47-7 and ranked 24th (as of Friday). FAU has won 18 games in a row, which is a new program record. UAB and Florida Atlantic have not played this season.
Here’s the bracket for this weeks CUSA Championship
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The Blazers will be joining fellow Conference USA members North Texas and Louisiana Tech in the Marana, Arizona regional of the NCAA Championship. This is the 12th time in program history the Blazers have received a birth in regional play. Per uabsports.com, the low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals. Should the Blazers advance, it would be their seventh trip, and third consecutive, to the NCAA Championships.
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CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The Blazers road woes continue after dropping all three matches to Marshall this past weekend. Thankfully this week will feature a four-game home stand starting with a game against Samford Tuesday and a three-game series against Florida International beginning Friday.
With the three losses the Blazers fall to 19-28 overall and 10-14 in conference play. Following this week’s series with FIU they’ll take the road one final time against Charlotte to conclude conference play.
Coach Shoop’s squad has left themselves with very little margin of error. The top eight Conference USA teams will be invited to compete in the CUSA Championship hosted by Southern Miss this year. The Blazers are currently eighth in the standings and just one game ahead of both of their final conference opponents.