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Hillenbrand to host inaugural Pac-12 Softball Tournament

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Posted at 6:45 PM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 17:06:09-04

TUCSON, Arizona — Arizona's Hillenbrand Stadium will be the host site for the inaugural Pac-12 Softball Championship, which is set to take place from May 10-13, 2023.

The iconic venue, which was renovated in 2019,attracted more than 74,000 fans in 2022, the second-best total in the nation.

Teams will play one game per day at next spring's event. The four-day event will begin with a play-in game between the eighth and ninth-place teams in the regular-season standings. That winner will advance to an eight-team, single-elimination tournament.

The winner of the Pac-12 Softball Championship will receive the Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Pac-12 programs have combined to win 24 of the 40 NCAA softball championships and is coming off of a season in which seven of its nine teams earned NCAA Tournament berths, and three advanced to the Women's College World Series.