4/24 Softball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Four In:  Oregon State, Texas, Wisconsin, UCF
First Four Out: Boston College, San Diego State, South Florida, Lipscomb
It was a very entertaining weekend of softball nationwide as conference races continued to heat up all over the country. Florida solidified its grip on the top spot in the country by shutting out Ole Miss in a three-game sweep as the Rebels were limited to just seven hits over the course of three games. Washington went down to Tuscaloosa and did an excellent job of attacking the Alabama hitters enroute to a two-game sweep of the Crimson Tide. The Huskies outscored Alabama 6-2 in the two games. Ali Aguilar set the tone on Saturday in the second game of the series against the Crimson Tide. Aguilar took the first pitch from Sydney Littlejohn out of Rhoads Stadium to give Washington a 1-0 lead that they would not relinquish. Arizona bounced back from the Utah series loss in resounding fashion, taking two of three games from the Oregon Ducks by winning the first two games 2-0 and 10-7 before losing the finale 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. Oklahoma took control of the Big 12 by outlasting Baylor in a hard fought three game series in Norman. The Sooners took game one 3-2 as Fale Aivu came through a clutch two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the 10th inning to get the critical opening game. After a 4-3 win by the Bears in game two, Oklahoma responded in style with a dominant 6-0 win to secure the series victory.
ACC: Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame
American:  Tulsa, UCF
Big East: St. John’s
Big 12: Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas
Big Ten: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, California, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington
SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Miss.State, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas A&M, Kentucky, South Carolina
A-10: Fordham
America East: Stony Brook
A-Sun: USC Upstate
Big Sky: Weber State
Big South: Liberty
Big West: Cal Poly
CAA: James Madison
C-USA: Marshall, Florida International, Florida Atlantic
Horizon: Valparaiso
Ivy: Princeton
MAAC: Marist
MAC: Ohio
MEAC: Delaware State
MVC: Wichita State
MWC: Fresno State
NEC: St. Francis
OVC: Jacksonville State
Patriot: Bucknell
Southern: UNC Greensboro
Southland: McNeese State
Summit: North Dakota State
Sun Belt: Louisiana, Texas State
SWAC: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State