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Alabama softball lands No. 3 overall seed for NCAA Tournament, headlining Tuscaloosa regional

The 2021 NCAA Softball Tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday evening, with the University of Alabama earning the No. 3 overall seed. They will be joined by Clemson, Troy and Alabama State this coming weekend at Rhoads Stadium for the Tuscaloosa Regional.

This is the Crimson Tide’s 22nd-straight postseason bid and follows Alabama’s SEC Tournament triumph on Saturday. Sunday’s news also continued the Tide’s streak since 2005 of achieving a top-16 national seed.

NCAA Regional action at Rhoads Stadium begins Friday, May 21, with Clemson (42-6) facing Troy (36-15), followed by Bama (45-7) vs. Alabama State (19-27).

In history, UA is 59-9 (.868) in NCAA Regional play and has won every regional round since 2005, the longest active streak in Division-I softball. Alabama has won 40 consecutive games in regional play, stretching back to 2007.

Other Yellowhammer State teams in different regionals for the tournament include Auburn and South Alabama. The Tigers are in the Tallahassee Regional, while the Jaguars will compete in the Gainesville Regional.

More information about this year’s NCAA Softball Tournament can be found here.

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

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