The Long Beach State softball team is an at-large selection into the 2018 NCAA postseason as one of four teams headed to the Tempe Regional that starts Friday. The opener against Ole Miss will be broadcast live at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
This is the 24th postseason appearance for LBSU. Host Arizona State and New Mexico State are the other two teams playing the double elimination weekend in Tempe.
No. 20 LBSU (42-12, 16-5) is making its seventh postseason appearance under coach Kim Sowder, and is trying to reach the sixth Women’s College World Series in program history.