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Georgia Tech Advances to First Regional in a Decade

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball has been selected as the No. 2 seed in the Gainesville Regional, hosted by No. 14 national seed Florida on Friday through Sunday in the NCAA’s Regional round, as announced by the NCAA Division I Softball committee during the selection show on Sunday.

To begin Regional play, Georgia Tech (37-16, 11-13 ACC) will take on No. 3 seed Wisconsin (28-19, 12-11 Big Ten) on Friday at 2 p.m. at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

As one of 32 at-large selections in the 64-team field, the Yellow Jackets will make their 12th NCAA appearance in program history and first since 2012. The appearance marks the White and Gold’s first under the tutelage of skipper Aileen Morales as a head coach. Morales was also on staff as a student assistant in Tech’s lone NCAA Super Regional appearance in 2009 before serving as an assistant coach in three straight NCAA Regional appearances from 2010-12, the Jackets’ most recent NCAA postseason competition.

The Yellow Jackets and Badgers are joined by top Regional seed and host Florida (43-16, 13-11 SEC) along with No. 4 seed Canisius (32-16, 16-4 MAAC), who will also square off in the opening round. With double elimination format, the victors of day one will advance to the winner’s bracket while the defeated will drop into the loser’s bracket. The eventual winner of the Regional must avoid losing twice throughout competition to advance to a Super Regional on May 26-29 at a location determined by Regional results.

The winners of the Gainesville Regional will advance to a Super Regional for a head-to-head, best-of-three series with an opportunity to advance to the 2022 Women’s College World Series June 2-9/10 at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The WCWS will host a field of eight in double elimination format until the championship round, which is determined by a best-of-three series to declare national champions for the 2022 season.

Schedule

Game 1 – Georgia Tech vs. Wisconsin – Friday, 2 p.m. – ESPNU

Game 2 – Florida vs. Canisius – Friday, 4:30 p.m. – ESPN+

Game 3 – TBD –Saturday, 3 p.m.

Game 4 – TBD – Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5 – TBD – Saturday, 8 p.m.

Game 6 – TBD – Sunday, Noon

Game 7 – TBD – Sunday, 2:30 p.m. (if necessary)

Wrecking into Regionals

Georgia Tech’s 2022 Regional selection marks the 12th appearance in program history.  Tech’s first NCAA postseason action came in 2002 after winning its first ACC Tournament title, beginning a run of 11 straight Regional or better appearances from 2002-12. The Jackets won both the ACC regular season and tournament titles in 2005, 2009 and 2010, advancing to the White and Gold’s lone Super Regional appearance in 2009. Tech was also crowned ACC regular season champions in 2011, followed by another ACC Tournament title in 2012, rounding out the totals to four regular season championships and five tournament titles.

Tickets

General Public can order All-Session Regional Passes – no guarantee reserved seats will be available Wednesday, May 18 at 9 a.m. (ET) and Single Game tickets beginning Thursday, May 19, at 9 a.m. (ET).

To order, visit https://floridagators.com/sports/2016/11/10/softball-tickets.aspx, call the Gator Ticket Office at (352) 375-4683 or toll free (800) 344-2867 or visit the Gator Ticket Office, located between Gates 1 & 2 of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Mobile Ticketing & Florida Gators App

As a reminder, mobile ticketing is required. There will be two ways to access your tickets: 1) through the Florida Gators app from your mobile device or 2) through FloridaGators.com/myaccount. Fans will also be able to transfer or sell your tickets easily within the app or online.

For a smoother entry on game-day, we encourage fans to add their tickets to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay account. You may also learn more about mobile ticketing by tapping here.

2022 Gainesville All-Session Regional Pricing Per Ticket

Section 101-105 – $40.00

Section 106-107 – $30.00

Berm General Admission – $15.00 (no limits)

2022 Gainesville Single Game Regional Pricing Per Ticket

Section 101-105 – $15.00

Section 106-107 – $15.00

Berm General Admission – $5.00 (no limits)

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