Lake Charles, Louisiana - The McNeese Cowgirls won the Southland Conference Championship last Saturday and found out the next day they were headed to the Seattle Regional of the NCAA Softball Championship Tournament.

McNeese State University
McNeese State University

It was all cheers and hugs when the Cowgirls (No. 3 seed) heard they'll be playing the Minnesota Golden Gophers (No. 4 seed) in the first round of the regional tournament.

Watch the excitement from the girls as the seeding for the tournament was announced over the weekend:

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The No. 3 seed for the Cowgirls will be their fourth time as the No. 3 seed including last season at the Evanston Region. McNeese was also the No. 3 seed in 2017 and 2018. The Cowgirls and Golden Gophers will face off in the opening game of the region at 5:30 p.m. (CST), tomorrow with the game being televised on ESPN+.

McNeese (44-14) is making its ninth NCAA Tournament appearance and third consecutive and will look to win its first regional tournament in program history.

McNeese State University
McNeese State University

The Cowgirls, who have won 18 of their last 20 games will enter the tournament on a 10-game winning streak, its longest of the season, and a school record 44 wins.

The Seattle Regional is paired with the Baton Rouge Regional hosted by No. 10 LSU. The winner of each will face off in the Super Regional round May 25-28 in a best-of-three series for a spot in the 2023 Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.

McNeese State University
McNeese State University

Seattle Region Schedule (All Times CST)

Friday, May 19
Game 1- 5:30 p.m.          No. 3 seed McNeese vs. No. 2 Seed Minnesota
Game 2- 8 p.m.               No. 4 seed Northern Colorado vs. No. 1 seed Washington

Saturday, May 20
Game 3- 4 p.m.               Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 4- 6:30 p.m.          Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 5- 9 p.m.               Loser Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3

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

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