STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State softball team was announced as the No. 6 national seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. The Cowgirls host Wichita State, Nebraska and UMBC in the Stillwater regional this weekend.


Action starts Friday at 3 p.m. CT when the Cowgirls take on UMBC. Nebraska and Wichita State are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. CT.


Should OSU (41-14 overall) advance through the regional, then the Cowgirls would host the winner of the Fayetteville regional that includes No. 11 seed Arkansas, Oregon, Notre Dame and Harvard in a best-of-three super regional the following weekend with a spot at the Women’s College World Series on the line.


The Stillwater regional is one of 16 held across the country this weekend, each of which involves four teams. The schedule for the Stillwater regional:


Friday, May 19 
Game 1 – 3 p.m. CT - No. 6 Oklahoma State vs. UMBC
Game 2 – 6 p.m. CT - Wichita State vs. Nebraska


Saturday, May 20
Game 3 – 2 p.m. CT - Winner G1 vs. Winner G2
Game 4 – 4:30 p.m. CT - Loser G1 vs. Loser G2
Game 5 – 7 p.m. CT - Winner G4 vs. Loser G3


Sunday, May 21
Game 6 – 3 p.m. CT - Winner G3 vs. Winner G5
Game 7 – 5:30 p.m. CT - Winner G6 vs. Loser G6 (if necessary)


This marks the fourth consecutive season in which Oklahoma State earned the right to host an NCAA Regional and the third straight season in which the Cowgirls secured a top-eight national seed. In each of the three previous seasons, OSU advanced to the Women’s College World Series.


This is OSU’s seventh consecutive trip to the NCAA Softball Championship and its 25th appearance all time. Seven consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament is the second-longest streak in program history, trailing only the record mark of 11 set from 1988-98.


Stillwater Regional Ticket Information

Oklahoma State softball season ticket holders have until Sunday, May 14, to pay for tickets in their Paciolan account. You should have received an email last week stating your invoice/renewal application was ready. Cards will be charged Monday morning. Failure to renew the application for softball postseason will lead to losing locations. 


Any remaining all-session ticket locations (reserved or bleacher) go on sale to the public starting at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. Any unsold locations and standing room only tickets will be available on a single session basis at the ticket hut beginning one hour prior to first pitch of each game. Single-game prices are $15 for bleacher seats and $10 for standing room only.


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2023 NCAA Softball Championships Top-8 National Seeds

  1. Oklahoma
  2. UCLA
  3. Florida State
  4. Tennessee
  5. Alabama
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Washington
  8. Duke