Four NCAA Div. III championships
PELLA--Central College will play host to an NCAA Division III softball regional Friday through Sunday at the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex field. The 62-team field was announced Monday morning by the NCAA.
It's a record 26th NCAA tournament appearance for the Dutch (30-10), who will take on North Central (Ill.) (29-11). Iowa Conference tourney champ Luther College (30-6) will meet Washington-St. Louis (Mo.) (30-15) in the double-elimination regional. Under the new tournament format, there are 16 regional sites--14 four-team regionals and two regionals with three teams. The 16 regional champs then meet in two-team super regionals May 16-17 under a best two-of-three format. The eight super regional winners advance to the NCAA finals May 22-27 in Tyler, Texas.
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