HPU softball team to host NCAA West Regional
The Hawai'i Pacific University softball team will host one of two NCAA Division II West Regionals this week, the NCAA announced this morning.
The Sea Warriors (41-6), the PacWest champion, will host the four-team regional scheduled Friday through Sunday at their Howard A. Okita Field in Kane'ohe. HPU is the top seed and faces No. 4 Central Washington (37-13) at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Hawai'i-Hilo (35-14) is seeded third and plays No. 2 Cal State Monterey Bay (32-18) at 11 a.m. on Friday.
HPU lost single games to Central Washington and Cal State Monterey Bay this year. UH Hilo also lost a game Cal State Monterey Bay. UH Hilo and HPU split their four-game series this season.
The 16 regional winners will advance to the Super Regionals on May 21-22. The finals will be held May 27-31 in St. Joseph, Mo.