Kentucky Earns No. 13 Seed, To Host NCAA Regional

Posted: 10:13 PM, May 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-12 22:13:02-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the fourth-consecutive season, the Kentucky softball team has been selected as a host site for the NCAA Softball Regionals.

The Wildcats earned the No. 13 national seed and will host Atlantic Coast Conference champions, Virginia Tech; Big 10 at-large selection, Illinois; and Mid-American Conference tournament champions, Toledo.

The Lexington Regional will begin on Friday with Illinois facing off against Virginia Tech at Noon ET on ESPN3. Kentucky will then play Toledo at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3, or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.

All-session tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning, May 13 at 9 a.m. ET, exclusively online through . Single-session tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 15 at 9 a.m. ET, based on availability. All pre-purchased tickets will be available via  Digital Delivery . Instead of receiving printed tickets, purchasers will be able to access their tickets electronically through  My UK Account  or the  UK Athletics app .

Each regional follows a double-elimination format with at least three wins required to get to the NCAA Super Regionals.

2019 NCAA Softball Lexington Regional
John Cropp Stadium – Lexington, Ky.
Friday, May 17
Game 1 – Illinois vs. Virginia Tech – Noon ET – ESPN3
Game 2 – Toledo vs. Kentucky – 2:30 p.m. ET – ESPN3

Saturday, May 18
Game 3 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – Noon ET
Game 4 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Game 5 – Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 – 5 p.m. ET

Sunday, May 19
Game 6 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 – Noon ET
Game 7 – (If necessary) – 2:30 p.m. ET
*** Times subject to change for TV

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