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Road to Oklahoma City: ASU Softball to Host NCAA Regional

Arizona State finished the season as the No. 5 overall seed and is hosting regional action starting May 17th.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Let the road to Oklahoma City begin.

The Sun Devils (45-10, 16-8) are officially hosting a 2013 regional site in the NCAA Tournament. This will be Arizona State Softball’s 25th NCAA Tournament Appearance and its ninth straight.

While many families were enjoying Mother’s Day, Arizona State was patiently awaiting its fate during the Sunday night Selection Show.

They are in a regional division with San Jose State, Georgia, and San Diego State. The first games will be played Friday, May 17 in Farrington Stadium.

The team that makes it out of the double-elimination style bracket will face the winner of the Lexington regional, which features the 12th best team in college softball in the Kentucky Wildcats.

Arizona State has made it to the Women’s College World Series six out of the last seven years, including winning the National Championship and Pac-10 Championship in 2008 and 2011 under coach Clint Myers.

The last time ASU did not make the NCAA Tournament was 2004 when Linda Wells was the head coach.

The Sun Devils have always made it to the WCWS when they win at least 45 games and they helped their cause this weekend when they defeated the No. 3 Oregon Ducks twice.

The action starts on Friday afternoon when the Sun Devils host the San Jose State Spartans (42-15, 17-4) at Farrington Stadium at 3 p.m.

While the Sun Devils and Spartans didn't face off this season, the WAC Champions did travel to Tempe earlier this season to participate in the Kajikawa Classic.