Softball Postseason Central
May 16, 2018


2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Five Big Ten Conference softball programs will open NCAA Tournament this weekend, as Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern Ohio State and Wisconsin compete in regional play at campus sites around the country.

The ESPN family of networks will be televising games at all 16 NCAA Tournament regional sites, with games also available on the WatchESPN platform and through the ESPN mobile app.

The NCAA Tournament features a double-elimination format, so additional games in each regional will be added as those dates/times/opponents are known. In addition, schedules often change on short notice, due to weather or other outside factors. Fans are advised to check each school's official athletics web site or its official social media channels for the latest schedule updates.

DATE GAME (TV) LOCATION RECAP
May 18, 2018
(Fri.)
NCAA Lexington Regional - First Round
Notre Dame 4, Michigan 1 (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Lexington, KY RECAP
NCAA Athens Regional - First Round
Northwestern 3, California 2 (8 inn.) (ESPNU/WatchESPN)
Athens, GA RECAP
NCAA Gainesville Regional - First Round
Ohio State 3, South Florida 1 (ESPNU/WatchESPN)
Gainesville, FL RECAP
NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional - First Round
Wisconsin 9, Oregon State 3 (8 inn.) (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Tuscaloosa, AL RECAP
NCAA Seattle Regional - First Round
Texas 2, Minnesota 1 (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Seattle, WA RECAP
May 19, 2018
(Sat.)
NCAA Athens Regional - Winner's Bracket
at #7 Georgia 12, Northwestern 0 (6 inn.) (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Athens, GA RECAP
NCAA Lexington Regional - Elimination Game
Michigan 6, Illinois-Chicago 0 (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Lexington, KY RECAP
NCAA Gainesville Regional - Winner's Bracket
at #2 Florida 10, Ohio State 2 (6 inn.) (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Gainesville, FL RECAP
NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional - Winner's Bracket
at #12 Alabama 9, Wisconsin 1 (5 inn.) (ESPN2/WatchESPN)
Tuscaloosa, AL RECAP
NCAA Athens Regional - Elimination Game
Northwestern 4, California 3 (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Athens, GA RECAP
NCAA Seattle Regional - Elimination Game
Minnesota 11, Boise State 3 (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Seattle, WA RECAP
NCAA Gainesville Regional - Elimination Game
Ohio State 3, South Florida 2 (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Gainesville, FL RECAP
NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional - Elimination Game
Oregon State 5, Wisconsin 1 (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Tuscaloosa, AL RECAP
NCAA Seattle Regional - Elimination Game
Minnesota 3, Texas 0 (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Seattle, WA RECAP
May 20, 2018
(Sun.)
NCAA Lexington Regional - Elimination Game
Notre Dame 2, Michigan 1 (ESPN/WatchESPN)
Lexington, KY RECAP
NCAA Athens Regional - Championship Game
at #7 Georgia 9, Northwestern 7 (SEC Network/WatchESPN)
Athens, GA RECAP
NCAA Gainesville Regional - Championship Game
at #2 Florida 4, Ohio State 0 (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Gainesville, FL RECAP
NCAA Seattle Regional - Championship Game
at #5 Washington 5, Minnesota 2 (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Seattle, WA RECAP

NOTES: All times listed are EASTERN, approximate and subject to change (check each school's officlal web site and/or social media channels for the latest updates) … numbers before school names are NCAA Tournament national seeds