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|Virginia Tech ||Ohio State ||Canisius ||Cal State Fullerton |
|Fri.||Game 1||Virginia Tech 5, Canisius 0||5 p.m.||Recap | Box Score|
|Fri.||Game 2||Ohio State 2, Cal State Fullerton 1||7:30 p.m.||Recap | Box Score|
|Sat.||Game 3||Ohio State 2, Virginia Tech 1||1 p.m.||Recap | Box Score|
|Sat.||Game 4||Cal State Fullerton 8, Canisius 0||3:30 p.m.||Recap | Box Score|
|Sat.||Game 5||Cal State Fullerton 1, Virginia Tech 0||6 p.m.||Recap | Box Score|
|Sun.||Game 6||Cal State Fullerton 6, Ohio State 5||1 p.m.||Recap | Box Score|
|Sun.||Game 7||Cal State Fullerton 10, Ohio State 3||3:30 p.m.|
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Who to Watch:
Ohio State: Jamee Juarez (Sr., P/3B). She was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten tournament and is 17-1 since the middle of March. Juarez, who ranks third all-time in career RBI, owns four OSU career pitching records and her 224 strikeouts this season are a single-season record.
Cal State Fullerton: Candace Baker (Sr., P/UTL). For the second-consecutive year, she was named first-team All-Big West at both of her positions. Baker, who is 17-11 in the circle and owns a .276 batting average, went all eight innings and had the game-winning RBI in Fullerton's 5-4 win over Ohio State earlier this season.
Virginia Tech: Angela Tincher (Jr., P). She is a Top 10 Finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year and for good reason. Tincher is 37-5 with 22 shutouts and 581 strikeouts in 291.2 innings pitched this season. The Buckeyes beat her, 4-0, March 10, but Tincher then no-hit Ohio State March 11.
Canisius: Courtney Piar (Sr., P). A native of nearby Mount Vernon, Ohio, she is returning home to Central Ohio this weekend having won nine of her last 10 decisions to improve to 11-5 in the circle this season with a 1.61 ERA and 171 strikeouts. Opponents are batting only .140 against her.
The NCAA announced Monday a change in the seeding for the Ohio State softball regional tournament this weekend at Buckeye Field in Columbus. No. 15 Virginia Tech remains the top seed in the regional and Ohio State remains the No. 2 seed, but the selection committee has switched the seeds, and thus the opening round match-ups, for Cal State Fullerton and Canisius.
Cal State Fullerton was originally given the No. 4 seed and Canisius the No. 3 seed, but those seeds have been switched, meaning the Buckeyes will now face Fullerton Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the 2 vs. 3 game. Virginia Tech will meet Canisius at 5 p.m. Friday in the 1 vs. 4 game as the double-elimination regional gets underway.
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