Expectations for Alabama softball have always been sky-high. Most Tide fans have come to expect not only a postseason birth but to be hosting a regional. Despite some struggles this season, Alabama once again will be hosting an NCAA Regional for a 14th straight season. They earned the #12 overall seed. The other participants in the double-elimination bracket are Wisconsin, Oregon State, and Middle Tennessee State.
Wisconsin (28-21) upset Auburn earlier this season. Otherwise, it has been a rocky season for the Badgers. Second base(wo)men Kelsey Jenkins leads the team with a .421 batting average.
Oregon State (28-26) beat a few ranked teams but suffered a nine-game losing streak from late April into early May.
Middle Tennessee State (39-20) won their first-ever Conference USA tournament championship. Pitcher Cori Jennings is 21-9 with a 2.23 ERA.