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Full preview of Nevada softball at National Invitational Softball Championship

Sadaria McAlister
Sadaria McAlister and the Wolf Pack are playing in the postseason this week. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

The Nevada softball team will host a National Invitational Softball Championship Regional this week, with play beginning Thursday at Christina M. Hixson Softball Park. Here's an overview of the event.

Format

The NISC Regional is a four-team double-elimination tournament. The winner of the regional advances to next week’s finals in Fort Collins, Colo.

Teams

There are four teams participating in the Nevada Regional and they were seeded according to RPI. The higher RPI side will be the home team in each game. They are:

No. 1 seed Fresno State (RPI 61, 36-18, 14-10 Mountain West)

No. 2 seed Loyola Marymount (RPI 74, 35-18, 11-4 West Coast)

No. 3 seed Nevada (RPI 105, 27-25, 11-13 Mountain West)

No. 4 seed UC Riverside (RPI 155, 26-25, 8-13 Big West)

Schedule

All games at Hixson Park

Thursday

No. 1 Fresno State vs. No. 4 UC Riverside, 1 p.m.

No. 2 Loyola Marymount vs. No. 3 Nevada, 4 p.m.

Friday

Losers bracket game, 10 a.m.

Winners bracket game, 1 p.m.

Losers bracket game, 4 p.m.

Saturday

Championship game, 12 noon

“If necessary” game, 3:30 p.m.

Tickets

Thursday/Friday games

$10 per day ($5 for seniors and children in eighth grade or younger)

Saturday

$15 per day ($10 for seniors and children in eighth grade or younger)

Buy online and print at home, or available at the park (cash/check only)

Broadcast

All games of the tournament will be broadcast online via the Mountain West Network.

Of note

* The school's clear bag policy is in effect.

* All seating is general admission. Outfield seating in the grass is available.

* Because this is a postseason tournament, there are no Nevada season tickets or other Wolf Pack ticket programs or passes (including Pup Club) being accepted.

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