CHARLESTON, S.C. - Game times and ticket prices have been announced for the Knoxville NCAA Regional bracket with Charleston Southern taking on No. 10 Tennessee in the nightcap on Friday evening at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. First pitch between the Buccaneers and the Lady Volunteers is projected to start at 6 p.m. following the conclusion of the Lipscomb and Virginia Tech game at 3:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the winners from both of Friday's games will play in Game 3 at 2 p.m. ET. The losers from Friday's games will play in Game 4 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The loser from Game 3 will face the loser from Game 4 at 7 p.m. ET.
Sunday's 2 p.m. ET Game 6 will feature the winner from Game 3 against the winner from Game 5. The two teams will play again in Game 7 at 4:30 p.m. ET, if necessary. The games will be streamed live on UTSports.com.
The 16 winning teams from their respective Regional sites will advance the Super Regionals, which will take place from May 22-25, depending on the host site.
Available all-session bleacher-back ticket packages go on sale to the public on Monday, May 12, at 8:30 a.m. ET online at UTTIX.com, over the phone at 865-656-1200 or in-person at the Tennessee ticket office. There is a limit of six tickets per customer/account. The bleacher-back all-session package is $25 and includes tickets for all three days of the Knoxville Regional.
Checking out the Tennessee Regional Field
Charleston Southern make their first NCAA postseason appearance due to their Championship run through the 2014 Big South Conference Championships as the Buccaneers defeated Longwood (twice) and Presbyterian in making their way to Sunday afternoon's championship game against Coastal Carolina.
Tennessee enters the weekend with a 42-10 record. The Volunteers are led by senior ace Ellen Renfroe as the fire-balling right-hander led Tennessee with a 26-6 overall record and 2.07 ERA on the season with 221 strikeouts in 206 innings pitched.
Virginia Tech makes the field as an at-large bid after going 35-21. Pitchers Maggie Tyler and Kelly Heinz headline the Virginia Tech roster with Heinz leading the way with a 20-13 overall record and 3.49 ERA, while Tyler posts a 15-8 overall record and a 174:36 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Lipscomb, an at-large bid from the Atlantic Sun Conference, earned the final spot in the Knoxville regional after finishing 39-13 overall in the season, 18-8 in A-Sun action. Pitching again leads the way for the Bison with Ashley Anderson posting a 1.53 ERA and a 19-6 overall record in 179 innings pitched. The senior left-hander has a 121:44 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 21 complete games on the year.
Super Regionals and Beyond
The 16 teams advancing from the Regional rounds continue in the 2014 NCAA Super Regionals which will be held from May 22-25, while the Women's College World Series will be held at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field in Oklahoma City, Okla., from May 29-June 4.