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Posted on May 2, 2016

A softball player stands ready on the field in a catching stance with her glove ready to catch the ball.

UPDATE: May 7, 2016

Cal U’s 20th-ranked softball team won two games before losing to host West Virginia Wesleyan in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional I championship game at Buckhannon, W.Va.. 

The Vulcans eliminated Bloomsburg 5-1 and then defeated Wesleyan 2-1 in 10 innings before falling 5-3 to the Bobcats in the final game.

Cal U finishes the season with a 38-6 overall record.

UPDATE: May 6, 2016 

Cal U’s 20th-ranked softball team opened play at the NCAA Atlantic Regional 1 Tournament with a 3-1 win over Bloomsburg and then a 6-1 loss to host West Virginia Wesleyan.  

The Vulcans are now 36-5 overall and next play Bloomsburg or Winston-Salem Sate (NC) on May 7 at Culpepper Field in Buckhannon, WVa.  Cal U will need to win three straight games to advance to next week's NCAA Atlantic Super Regional.

UPDATE: May 6, 2016

Cal U’s 20th-ranked softball team opened play at the NCAA Atlantic Regional 1 Tournament with a 3-1 win over Bloomsburg at Buckhannon, WVa..  

Alex Sagl pitched a complete game, allowing three hits with seven strikeouts to improve to 15-3 overall. Centerfielder Jacquelyn Fowler had two hits, including a solo home run

The Vulcans improve to 36-4 overall and next play West Virginia Wesleyan or Winston-Salem Sate (NC). 

Original Story:

The softball team earned the Atlantic Region’s fifth seed and will compete in a four-team regional component of the NCAA Division II Tournament May 6-8 at Buckhannon, W.Va., on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan University. 

The Vulcans (35-4) will face fourth-seeded Bloomsburg (44-7) at noon May 6.

In the other first-round game, top-seeded West Virginia Wesleyan will face eighth-seeded Winton-Salem State (N.C.) University at 2:30 p.m. May 6. 

Charleston (W.Va.), the second seed, will host the other Atlantic Regional contest, playing Lock Haven University, while West Chester and Kutztown also face off in first-round competition.

Winners of the double-elimination tournaments this weekend will advance to the NCAA Super Regionals. They will play a best-of-three series from May 11-12 at the site of the highest remaining seed.

Eight Super Regional champions from across the country will compete in the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament May 17-21 at the Regency Athletic Complex Softball Field in Denver, Colo. 

The Vulcans, who were national semifinalists a year ago,  are making their ninth consecutive NCAA post-season appearance. The team has qualified for NCAA post-season play in 25 of the past 27 years.