LHU softball will face West Liberty in the Atlantic 1 Regional

(LHU SPORTS) Jersey Shore graduate and Lock Haven University athlete Becca Caputo swings at a pitch in an NCAA softball game.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Lock Haven University softball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season as the Bald Eagles were selected on May 6 for the 2019 NCAA Division II Softball Championships. Lock Haven was tabbed as the No. 8 seed in the Atlantic Region and will travel to face the hosts, West Liberty, in the Atlantic 1 Regional.

The Bald Eagles make their 14th NCAA tournament appearance. LHU has claimed two NCAA DII national titles (2006 & ’09) in their previous appearances and also have two runner-up finishes and one fourth-place finish. LHU is 48-24 all-time in 72 games for a NCAA tournament win percentage of .667.

The Atlantic 1 Regional is set for Thursday, May 9 – Saturday, May 11.

No. 8 seed Lock Haven will take on No. 1 seed West Liberty on Thursday (May 9) at 12 p.m. following that game No. 4 seed Shepherd takes on No. 5 seed Concord.

In all 64 teams were selected today for the 2019 NCAA DII Softball Tournament. Four teams will participate at each of the 16 regional sites in double-elimination tournaments, held May 9-11. Winners will advance to the super regionals, slated for May 16-17. The finals will be held May 23-27 at the Regency Athletic Complex in Denver and will be hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver.