4/11 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

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Last Four In: South Carolina, Long Beach State, Texas State, Illinois
First Four Out: Texas-Arlington, California, Virginia Tech, Purdue
Things settled down a little bit across the country as most of the top teams took care of business this weekend. Kentucky, thanks to the outstanding pitching of Kelsey Nunley and Meagan Prince, recorded back-to-back shutouts against a very dynamic LSU lineup down in Baton Rouge. Georgia made a big time road statement this weekend at Missouri. Alyssa DiCarlo's three home runs led a Bulldog offensive attack that hit .393 against the Tigers over the course of the three game series. Oklahoma took control of the Big 12 by sweeping Baylor down in Waco. The Sooners are going to be one of those teams that no one wants to play in a Super Regional as they have been getting better as the season has gone along. Virginia Tech finally slowed down James Madison just enough to get a split of a doubleheader last Wednesday against the Dukes by containing them offensively in the first game of the doubleheader. Cassie McClure was brilliant on Friday night against Michigan as she became just the second pitcher this season to shutout the Wolverines. The win for Nebraska was also their first ever at home over a top ranked team in program history. It also was another prime example of how great pitching can be a huge asset for any team looking to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
ACC: Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame
American: UCF, Tulsa, South Florida
Big East: St. John’s
Big 12: Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas
Big Ten: Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Illinois
Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA, Utah, Washington, Oregon State
SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M
A-10: Fordham
America East: Stony Brook
A-Sun: USC Upstate
Big Sky: Weber State
Big South: Longwood
Big West: Cal State Fullerton
CAA: Hofstra, James Madison
C-USA: Florida Atlantic, Western Kentucky
Horizon: Illinois-Chicago
Ivy: Dartmouth
MAAC: Marist
MAC: Kent State
MEAC: Bethune-Cookman
MVC: Wichita State
MWC: Fresno State, San Diego State
NEC: Saint Francis
OVC: Eastern Kentucky
Patriot: Lehigh
Southern: Chattanooga
Southland: McNeese State
Summit: North Dakota State
Sun Belt: Louisiana, South Alabama, Texas State
SWAC: Alabama State
WAC: New Mexico State