Aztecs to Face No. 15/15 Virginia Tech in LA Regional

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SAN DIEGO – The San Diego State softball team will play No. 15/15 Virginia Tech in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional, the NCAA announced Sunday. It is the 14th NCAA tournament bid for the Mountain West regular season and tournament champion Aztecs (31-18) and third straight under third-year head coach Stacey Nuveman Deniz.

SDSU, which earned an automatic bid to the tournament after winning its second straight Mountain West tournament over the weekend, will play the Hokies (39-12-1) at 3 p.m. PT Friday at Easton Stadium in Los Angeles on the campus of No. 6/6 UCLA (37-10), the tournament's No. 6 overall seed. Grand Canyon (48-11) is the other team in the double-elimination regional.
The entire NCAA Los Angeles Regional will be broadcast live on ESPN Networks with San Diego State and Virginia Tech playing on ESPNU.
San Diego State, which also made the tournament in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2022 and 2023, is 22-26 all-time at the NCAA championship.
The Aztecs are playing in Los Angeles for the sixth time out of their 14 appearances in a NCAA regional (also 2001, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2023), owning a 13-10 record at Easton Stadium. Last season, the Aztecs won all three games in Los Angeles to advance to the super regional, beating Liberty 7-0, Grand Canyon 6-0 and Liberty again 6-3.  In the Salt Lake City Super Regional, the Aztecs won 4-3 against No. 17/15 [14]
San Diego State is the only team to make the NCAA tournament from the Mountain West.
This year's national tournament features 64 teams, with four squads participating at 16 regional sites in a double-elimination tournament. The regional winners will advance to super regional competition for a best-of-three series from May 23-26 at eight campus sites. The remaining eight teams will advance to the Women's College World Series (WCWS), an eight-team, double-elimination tournament with the championship final being a best-of-three series. The WCWS will be conducted May 30-June 6/7 at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
2024 NCAA Division I Softball Championship
Regionals - Double-Elimination
Easton Stadium - Los Angeles, Calif.
All Games on ESPN Networks
Friday, May 17, 2024
Game 1: 3 p.m. PT – San Diego State (31-18) vs. No. 15/15 Virginia Tech (39-12-1)
Game 2: 5:30 p.m. PT – Grand Canyon (48-11) at No. 6 overall seed UCLA (37-10)
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Game 3: 2 p.m. PT - Winners of Game 1 and Game 2
Game 4: 4:30 p.m. PT - Losers of Game 1 and Game 2
Game 5: 7 p.m. PT - Loser of Game 3 and Winner of Game 4
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Game 6: Time TBA - Winner of Game 3 and Game 5
Game 7: Time TBA - *if necessary