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Baylor Softball Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Tournament

May 13, 2024
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WACO, Texas – Baylor (32-20) secured its 16th NCAA Tournament bid, heading to Lafayette Regional, hosted by No. 12 national seed Louisiana-Lafayette (42-17), May 17-19.

The Bears open the double-elimination tournament against Ole Miss (31-25) on Friday at 7 p.m. CT at Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park. The Ragin’ Cajuns and Princeton (29-16) will lead off the day with a 4:30 p.m. CT start time.

Baylor’s all-time record in the NCAA Tournament is 48-34, and all 82 games have been under the direction of head coach Glenn Moore.

This marks the 11th appearance in the last 13 seasons for Baylor in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears have advanced to at least a Super Regional round six times and are 33-14 all-time in the first round.

Louisiana captured the regular-season Sun Belt Conference Championship for the fifth-straight season. Princeton earned the Ivy League Conference's automatic bid, while Ole Miss grabbed an at-large bid as all 13 SEC schools got into the postseason tournament.

Five Big 12 schools received bids as Texas earned the No. 1 overall seed. Oklahoma will be the No. 2 overall seed and Oklahoma State received the No. 5 seed.


Baylor Softball NCAA Postseason Notes
LAST NCAA TOURNAMENT:
2023, Salt Lake City Regional
 
LAST NCAA SUPER-REGIONAL:
2017 - Baylor advanced from the Waco Regional to the Tucson Super Regional, coming back from a 1-0 deficit to the No. 2 seed, Arizona, to win back-to-back wins in dramatic fashion.
 
LAST NCAA WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES:
2017 - Baylor went 0-2 in the WCWS, falling to the eventual two-time champs, Oklahoma, and closing the season with a loss to Oregon for the second-straight season.
 
Baylor's all-time Postseason Record (NCAA):
48-34
 
Baylor's all-time First-Round Record:
33-15
 
All-Time Baylor Postseason Appearances:
2004 - Waco Regional
2005 - Auburn Regional, Waco Super Regional
2006 - Corvallis Regional (Oregon St.)
2007 - Hempstead Regional (Albany), Waco Super Regional, WCWS
2009 - Waco Regional, Ann Arbor Super Regional (Michigan)
2011 - College Park Regional (Maryland), Athens Super Regional (Georgia), WCWS
2012 - Lafayette Regional (Louisiana-Lafayette)
2013 - College Station Regional (Texas A&M)
2014 - Waco Regional, Athens Super Regional (Georgia), WCWS
2015 - Lafayette Regional (ULL)
2016 - Eugene Regional (Oregon)
2017 - Waco Regional, Tucson Super Regional (Arizona), WCWS
2018 – College Station Regional
2021 – Gainesville Regional

2023 – Salt Lake City Regional
 
Pre-Glenn Moore Postseason Appearances:
1979 - SWAIAW Regional Tournament, 0-2 (Head Coach: Olga Fallon)
1980 - AIAW Regional Tournament, 5-1; AIAW Nationals, 0-1 (Head Coach: Bob Brock)
1981 - AIAW Regional Tournament, 4-0, AIAW Nationals, 0-2

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