Softball Game Time Changed to 6:30 ET

May 21, 2010

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Due to the projected forecast of rain in the evening hours in Columbus, Ohio, the NCAA Softball Tournament has altered the schedule for tonight's opening games. UK will now take on Ohio State at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Previously scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start time, NCAA officials have decided to move back the game times an hour in hopes of playing both games before rain begins to fall. Cal and Bucknell will play prior to UK's game. The Cal-Bucknell game has a new start time of 4 p.m. ET.

Stay tuned to UKathletics.com for the most up-to-date information regarding the UK softball team at the NCAA Tournament.

The top 16 teams were seeded in order, and the remaining teams were placed in regional brackets to create balanced competition and avoid conference match-ups, when possible. The regional winners will advance to super regional competition for a best-of-three series at eight campus sites.

The eight teams that win the Super Regionals will advance to the WCWS, an eight-team, double-elimination tournament. The championship final will be a best-of-three-series. The WCWS will be conducted May 28 to June 3 at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

COLUMBUS REGIONAL SCHEDULE
Game 1: California vs. Bucknell - 4 p.m.
Game 2: Ohio State vs. Kentucky - 6:30 p.m.

Friday (UPDATED TIMES)

Saturday (times subject to change):
Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner - 2:30 p.m.
Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser - 5 p.m.
Game 5: Game 4 winner vs. Game 3 loser - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday (times subject to change):
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner - 2:30 p.m.
Game 7, if needed: Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loser - 5 p.m.