What you need to know about the Columbia NCAA softball regional: Schedule, TV

Missouri softball earned the No. 7 national seed and will host the NCAA Columbia Regional in Columbia, Missouri, Friday through Sunday.

Here you will find everything you need to know about the region:

Which teams will join Missouri softball in the NCAA Columbia Regional?

Missouri softball will host No. 2 seed Washington, No. 3 Indiana and No. 4 Omaha at the NCAA Columbia Regional at Mizzou Softball Stadium.

If Missouri (43-15) advances, it will remain in Columbia for the NCAA Super Regional, also held at Mizzou Softball Stadium. It would face the winner of the Durham Regional, which is topped by national No. 10 seed and ACC champion Duke.

Mizzou fell to Florida in the SEC title game on Saturday after defeating Ole Miss, Arkansas and LSU to reach the championship. All 13 SEC teams earned an NCAA Regional berth. With 43 wins this season, Missouri has already eclipsed last season’s high under coach Larissa Anderson, who took over the program in 2019.

Indiana (40-18) lost in the Big Ten title game on Saturday, dropping the championship to Michigan 3-1.

Washington (31-13), which made the eight-team Women’s College World Series last season, fell in the first round of the last Pac-12 tournament, losing 11-3 in six innings to Arizona.

Omaha (41-13) was the Summit League champion and defeated South Dakota State in consecutive games to win the double-elimination tournament.

What days, times and channels are the games on?

Missouri plays the opening game of the regional on Friday at 4:30 p.m. when the Tigers take on Omaha. Before that, Indiana and Washington will face off at 2 p.m. The matches in the second round will be played on Saturday from 2 p.m. The championship is scheduled for Sunday, with the first (and possibly only) match yet to be decided.

The games will be available to stream on ESPN+.

Fast facts about the Columbia Regional

  • When: May 17-19
  • Where: Mizzou Softball Stadium in Columbia, Missouri
  • Teams: Missouri; Washington; Indiana; Omaha

What is the NCAA softball regional format?

The regional round will be a double-elimination event with two matches scheduled for Friday: the winners of each Friday match will face each other on Saturday, with the winner of that match advancing to Sunday’s championship. The loser of Friday’s games will play an elimination game on Saturday. The teams with a 1-1 record will play a second match on Saturday.

Where to Park at Mizzou Softball Stadium

Parking behind Mizzou Softball Stadium is widely available and free to the public. The spots closest to the stadium are lots M, N, K and O.

How to get tickets to see Missouri softball in the NCAA tournament

Beginning Sunday, tickets to all sessions will be available to season ticket holders in Missouri. The remaining tickets for all sessions will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday at 10am. Individual session tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday at 10am.

All session passes provide access to every game of the Columbia Regional. Passes for all sessions are $35 (reserved seatback), $25 (reserved adult bleacher/GA berm, no youth/senior fare), and $20 (youth/senior GA berm). Tickets for individual sessions are $20 (reserved seatback, if available), $15 (reserved grandstand/GA berm for adults, if available) and $10 (GA berm for youth/seniors).

What else should I know before attending the NCAA Columbia Regional?

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Complete Columbia regional schedule

Friday May 17

Game 1: Indiana vs. Washington at 2pm CDT

Game 2: Omaha vs. Missouri at 4:30 p.m

Saturday May 18

Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 at 2 p.m

Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 at 4:30 PM

Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 at 7 p.m

Sunday May 19

Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Game 6 winner to be determined

Game 7: To be determined if necessary