Nevada softball headed to NISC for third straight year
For the third year in a row, the Nevada softball team is headed to postseason. This year the Pack has been selected to participate and host the 2019 National Invitational Softball Championship. The field has been announced and with 19 teams officially bracketed, Round 1 play will begin Thursday, May 16 with the regional championship game played on Saturday, May 18.
Nevada will host three others teams in Fresno State, Loyola Marymount and UC Riverside in the west regional. The regionals are all double elimination, with the four regional winners advancing to the NISC Championship in Fort Collins on May 24-26.
Here’s the list of teams that will be playing in this year’s event with the teams in Reno bolded:
Appalachian State (31-23, 13-13 Sun Belt)
Eastern Kentucky (34-20, 16-6 Ohio Valley)
Fresno State (36-18, 14-10 Mountain West)
George Washington (42-16, 15-7 Atlantic 10)
Iowa State (32-23, 7-11 Big 12)
Kent State (27-24, 11-5 MAC)
Liberty (37-20, 16-5 Atlantic Sun)
Loyola Marymount (35-18, 11-4 West Coast)
Marshall (29-20, 17-7 Conference USA)
McNeese State (30-30, 19-8 Southland)
Middle Tennessee (29-28, 11-13 Conference USA)
Nevada (27-25, 11-13 Mountain West)
Purdue (31-27, 11-13 Big Ten)
Rutgers (28-24, 11-12 Big Ten)
South Dakota (33-26, 12-6 Summit)
South Dakota State (36-17, 11-7 Summit)
Stephen F. Austin (25-21, 18-9 Southland)
UC Riverside (26-25, 8-13 Big West)
UT Arlington (30-26, 17-10 Sun Belt)
For 11 teams, this is their first time playing in the NISC. It’s the second trip in the brackets for Eastern Kentucky, Liberty, Loyola Marymount, South Dakota State, Stephen F. Austin and UC Riverside; it’s the third time for Nevada and UT Arlington.
Follow all the action with scores, schedules, livestream details and recaps at www.womensnisc.com.