Lady Vols 'confused' by seeding in national tournament

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT-TV) -- Fresh off of claiming the SEC tournament softball championship Saturday night, the Lady Vols learned they will host a regional in the national tournament.

The squad got together Sunday night at Lee Softball stadium to watch the selection show and in what was a big surprise, the nation's #7 team received a #14 national seed.

"I'm a little confused," Lady Vol outfielder Kelly Grieve said after learning of her team's seeding.

"We're definitely not a 14 seed in my opinion. We beat a lot of those top seeded programs multiple times. It will certainly put a fire under our belt to do it again."

The Lady Vols will play Liberty Friday evening at 6:30. A win puts them back on the diamond Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm.

It is a double elimination tournament. Should the Lady Vols advance out of the Knoxville Regional, they would most likely play at number three-seeded Texas.

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  • by Cathy Location: Macon County on May 16, 2011 at 10:01 AM
    The NCAA committee on softball is just as a BIG A JOKE! as it is in basketball! I agree with Shelly on her comment!
  • by Brian Location: Alcoa on May 16, 2011 at 09:57 AM
    I cannot believe a team that has been in the top 10 all season gets a 14 seed in the tournament? Thats OK though, The Lady Vols will prove them wrong again on their way to the world series!
  • by Shelly Location: knoxville on May 16, 2011 at 12:03 AM
    How did Georgia get seeded above the vols when we have continually out played them this season? This seed is ridiculous and unfair! We can do it no matter what the seed!


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