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Sooners, Cowgirls bound for NCAA softball tournament

Oklahoma's Nicole Mendes (11) and Kelsey Arnold (3) celebrates a score in the fifth inning during the Women's College World Series softball game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners and Oregon at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Sunday, June 4, 2017. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)

Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will see their softball teams represented at this year's NCAA Tournament.

The back-to-back defending national champion Oklahoma softball team earned the No. 4 overall seed in the 2018 NCAA Division I Softball Championship. The Sooners (50-3) will host an NCAA Regional in Norman on Friday.

OU won its seventh straight Big 12 Championship and will now be a national seed for the 12th straight year.

The Sooners will host the Patriot League's Boston University (39-18) on May 18 at 6 p.m. The winner will then take on the winner of Missouri (28-27) and Tulsa (33-23) on Saturday while the losers face off in an elimination game.

Oklahoma State will also be fighting for a chance for a title this weekend, heading to Fayetteville, Arkansas for regional action.

It's the Cowgirls' 21st all-time postseason appearance and third straight in the NCAA Tournament.

OSU will take on Wichita State on Friday. Arkansas and Depaul are the other two teams in the regional.

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