Softball Lady ‘Cats earn fifth seed in Atlantic Regional Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The West Virginia Wesleyan softball team earned the five seed in the 2023 NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament. The Lady Bobcats will be in the Atlantic Region Pod 1, squaring off with the No. 4 seed West Chester in the first round of the four-team, double elimination bracket on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Joining the Lady Bobcats in the pod will be the Atlantic Region’s No. 1 overall seed, East Stroudsburg. ESU will host the pod and will face No. 8 seed Bowie State. On the other side of the Atlantic Region, MEC schools Charleston (3 seed) and Davis & Elkins (7 seed) earned bids as well as PSAC members Shippensburg (2 seed) and Kutztown (6 seed). The winners of the two pods will meet the following in a best-of-three series for the Atlantic Regional Championship.

Wesleyan enters the NCAA Tournament (43-15, 25-7 MEC), dropping their last two games in the MEC Tournament to Fairmont State and Notre Dame College. This marks the 20th time the Lady Bobcats will have made an appearance in the NCAA Regionals under head coach Steve Warner.

NCAA Atlantic Region Pod 1
Thursday, May 11
G1 | 1. East Stroudsburg vs 8. Bowie State (11 a.m.)
G2 | 4. West Chester vs 5. West Virginia Wesleyan (1:30 p.m.)

Friday, May 12
G3 | W G1 vs W G2
G4 | L G1 vs L G2
G5 | L G3 vs W G5

Saturday, May 13 – Championship Game(s)
G6 | W G3 vs W G5
G7 | (If Necessary)

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