The Kentucky Softball team was selected in Sunday’s Selection Show to host an NCAA Regional as the 16th overall seed. The Lady Bat Cats will host a Regional and their first game will be this upcoming Friday at 2:30 pm ET at John Cropp Stadium against the fourth-seeded University of Illinois-Chicago.

More info on Kentucky’s Softball regional is courtesy of UK Athletics.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Softball team was announced as a host team for the 2018 NCAA Softball Championship on Sunday night during the NCAA Softball Selection Show.

With that, the Wildcats will host the 2018 NCAA Softball Regionals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at John Cropp Stadium. UK will welcome in Michigan, Notre Dame and Illinois-Chicago for the regionals.

Friday’s schedule kicks off at Noon ET with (2) Michigan playing (3) Notre Dame live on ESPN2 from John Cropp Stadium. (1) Kentucky will then follow with its opening game against (4) UIC at 2:30 p.m. ET.

All-session tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning, May 14 at 9 a.m. ET, exclusively online through Single-session tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 16 at 9 a.m. ET, based on availability.

Image courtesy of Kentucky Softball Official Twitter Account, @UKsoftball