Softball Begins NCAA Tourney vs. rv/No. 21 Georgia

May 15, 2013

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The San Diego State softball team begins its postseason this weekend when it travels to the campus of Arizona State to compete in the NCAA Tempe Regional.

The Aztecs (35-18) earned the No. 3 seed in the double-elimination regional and will face second-seeded and rv/No. 21 Georgia (38-19) at 12:30 p.m. PT Friday. The No. 5 overall seed and No. 4/4 Arizona State (45-10) and San Jose State (42-15) will follow at 3 p.m. PT. The entire NCAA Tempe Regional will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

SDSU extended its school record with its sixth consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament and ninth appearance in 13 seasons by winning the Mountain West title and automatic bid with a 13-5 record.

For the second straight year, San Diego State will be in the toughest of the 16 regionals, according to RPI. The Tempe Regional (ASU - 11, UGA - 30, SDSU - 48 and SJSU - 55) averages a 36.00 RPI, ahead of the Knoxville Regional (39.75).

This year's national tournament features 64 teams, with four teams participating at 16 regional sites in a double-elimination tournament. The regional winners will advance to super regional competition for a best-of-three series from May 23-26 at eight campus sites. The remaining eight teams will advance to the Women's College World Series (WCWS), an eight-team, double-elimination tournament with the championship final being a best-of-three series. The WCWS will be conducted May 30-June 5 at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.