Game Times, Ticket Information Announced for Norman Regional
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The NCAA and the University of Oklahoma have released game times for this weekend's Norman Regional. The Missouri State Bears (29-23) will meet the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (43-13) at the OU Softball Complex to open the 2011 NCAA Division I Softball Championship at 5 p.m. Friday.
The host school and No. 9 national seed Oklahoma Sooners (38-16) will then square off against the Iona Gaels (31-20) at 7:30 p.m. to conclude the first day of play at the regional.
Tickets are on sale now through the OU Athletics Ticket Office. Admission prices for the regional are $15 for reserved, $10 for adult general admission and $8 for youth general admission single-session seats. Additionally, all-session passes will be sold for $40 (reserved), $25 for adults (general admission) and $20 for youths (general admission). Tickets may be obtained through the OU Athletics Ticket office at 1-800-456-GoOU.
Missouri State (29-23) defeated Drake, 7-4, Saturday in the title game of the State Farm MVC Softball Championship at Killian Stadium to earn the program's sixth NCAA berth and its first since 2006. The Bears of head coach Holly Hesse enter the tournament on a seven-game win streak, matching their longest of the season.
Regional play continues through Sunday (May 22) with a double-elimination format according to the schedule listed below. The 16 regional winners will advance to the Super Regional round, which will be contested May 26-29, with winners of the three-game, head-to-head series moving on to the 2011 Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, June 2-8.
Additional details can be accessed via the Norman Regional web site.
Norman Regional Schedule
Friday, May 20
Game 1 - Missouri State vs. Tulsa (5 p.m.)
Game 2 - Iona vs. Oklahoma (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, May 21
Game 3 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (1 p.m.)
Game 4 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (3:30 p.m.)
Game 5 - Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3 (6 p.m.)
Sunday, May 22
Game 6 - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5 (1 p.m.)
Game 7 - Game 6 rematch (if necessary) (3:30 p.m.)
Norman Regional Ticket Information