Blue Devils earn No. 12 seed to host first NCAA Regional


DURHAM – For the first time in program history, Duke softball will host an NCAA regional, after being selected as the No. 12 seed in the nation, on Sunday night’s NCAA championship selection show .

Duke is one of 16 regional host sites and is the highest-ranked team in the region, hosting Georgia, Liberty and UMBC in Durham May 20-22. No. 9 Duke is one of two teams ranked in the last NFCA poll to compete in this region, joining No. 18 Georgia.

The Blue Devils will open their NCAA championship with a game against UMBC on Friday at 2:30 p.m., while Georgia will open with Liberty at 12 p.m. The regional is a double elimination format.

The Blue Devils were selected to compete in the NCAA Championship for the second time in program history and for the second year in a row. Last season, the Blue Devils had wins over UNC Greensboro and Western Kentucky in regionals before falling to Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

It was a historic season for the Blue Devils, who recorded their first 40-win regular season in program history, setting new single-season offensive records for hits, home runs, RBIs, runs scored and total goals. Six different Blue Devils have earned All-ACC honors, including Jameson Kavel and Peyton St. George in the first team.

Tickets for all Durham Regional 2022 sessions are on sale here. Tickets for one screening will go on sale Tuesday, May 17 at 3 p.m.

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