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Rocket softball team prepares to open NCAA Regionals against Kentucky

The Toledo softball team (29-26) will face No. 14 seed Kentucky (33-22) at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Lexington, Ky., in first-round regional action of the 2019 NCAA Softball Championships.

The game from John Cropp Stadium will be carried on ESPN3.

The 2019 MAC Champion Toledo Rockets will play No. 14 seed Kentucky in the second game of the NCAA Lexington Regional.

The Rockets are coming off a weekend in which they won the first Mid-American Conference Tournament title in program history. Toledo won six games in the tournament as the No. 7 seed, including a five-game tear in the loser’s bracket, taking down No. 4 Northern Illinois, No. 2 Kent State, No. 1 Miami and No. 3 Ohio.

Toledo most recently won the MAC regular-season title in 1992, but this was the first MAC Tournament crown for the program.

The winner of the Toledo-Kentucky game will play the winner of the Illinois-Virginia Tech game Saturday, May 18, at noon. The first-round losers will meet at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The champion will be determined by one or two games Sunday, May 19.

The NCAA Regionals are played in a double-elimination format, meaning it takes two losses to be eliminated from the tournament.

Go to the NCAA website to see the full tournament bracket.

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