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Wisconsin softball selected to Oregon regional, will play UNC

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MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin, the 2013 Big Ten tournament champion, has been selected to the NCAA regional in Oregon to be held May 16-18. The Badgers will open regional play against North Carolina at 5 p.m. CT on Thursday. Regional host No.3 Oregon (46-9) will play BYU (33-20) in the second game on Thursday.
 
Wisconsin (42-11) defeated North Carolina (39-19) 4-2 on March 15 at the Louisville Classic. Big Ten tournament MVP Cassandra Darrah pitched all 7.0 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out four. Whitney Massey homered twice and Stephanie Peace recorded a long ball in the win.
 
The Badgers last played BYU in 2009 and haven't seen the Ducks since 2001.
 
At each campus site, a four-team, double-elimination tournament will be conducted and the 16 winning teams advance to the Super Regionals.
 
The regional winners will advance to super regional competition for a best-of-three series that will be conducted May 23-26 at eight campus sites. For the fourth consecutive year, all Super Regional games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.
 
The remaining eight teams will advance to the WCWS, an eight-team, double-elimination tournament. The championship final will be a best-of-three-series. The WCWS will be conducted May 30 – June 5 at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
 
Complete tournament information can be found on NCAA.com and ticket information is available on GoDucks.com.
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