2016 NCAA Division III National Champions
@Patriot_sb to host TLU, La Verne in NCAA regional

Monday, May 8, 2017

TYLER – The UT Tyler softball team will host a three-team NCAA Division III regional tournament this weekend with Texas Lutheran and La Verne coming in to play at Suddenlink Field.

The Patriots (39-4) are the top seed in the West Region and earned the at-large bid and hosting rights to their 10th straight regional tournament. TLU (37-4) won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and enters the NCAA tournament on a 37-game winning streak, while La Verne (31-12) won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title to punch its ticket to Tyler.

The Patriots are the defending NCAA DIII National Champion and will play La Verne at 1 p.m. on Friday in the first game of the tournament, while TLU and Lavern will play at 4 p.m. on Friday. UT Tyler will then play TLU at 2 p.m. on Saturday before the bracket gets determined by results from the first three games.



Game 1: 1 p.m. - No.1 *Texas-Tyler vs. No. 3 La Verne


Game 2: 4 p.m. - No. 2 Texas Lutheran vs. No. 3 La Verne




Game 3: 2 p.m. - No. 1 Texas-Tyler vs. No. 2 Texas Lutheran


Game 4: 4:30 p.m. - See scenarios below




Game 5 (if necessary): noon - See scenarios below  


Scenario 1 


If two teams remain after Game 3:


Game 4 - Two remaining teams play.  If the undefeated team wins, that team wins the regional tournament and advances to the super

regional tournament; if the 1-1 team wins, then Game 5 is played on Day 3 and the winner advances to the super regional tournament.

Scenario 2


If three teams remain after Game 3 (i.e., all three teams have one loss):


Game 4 - No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed


Game 5 - No. 1 seed vs. winner of Game 4; winner of Game 5 advances to the super regional tournament.