No. 8 seed Michigan, Valparaiso, Central Michigan and California will play in the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional this weekend (Fri-Sun., May 17-19) in a double-elimination tournament, with the winner moving on to the NCAA Super Regional to face the winner of the regional hosted by LSU. Super regional play is the weekend of May 23-26.
SCHEDULE (Times are EDT)
|Friday, May 17|
|4:30 p.m.||Game 1 -- California 8, Central Michigan 1||Boxscore|
|7 p.m.||Game 2 -- Michigan 5, Valparaiso 0||Boxscore | Highlights | Photos|
|Saturday, May 18|
|Noon||Game 3 -- Michigan 5, California 0||Boxscore|
|2:30 p.m.||Game 4 -- Valparaiso 7, Central Michigan 4||Boxscore|
|5 p.m.||Game 5 -- California 6, Valparaiso 0||Boxscore|
|Sunday, May 19|
|1 p.m.||Game 6 -- Michigan 3, California 1
Michigan advances to Super Regional
Free parking is available in several lots near the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. The primary parking lots for softball are the Athletic Department Lot, accessible from State and Hoover streets, and the Lower Crisler Blue Lot (SC-7), accessible from Stadium Blvd. and Greene Street. The Athletic Lot provides the best access to the softball stadium's main entrance, where the player pass list and will call window are located. From the Crisler lot, there is a path that leads to the entrance behind the main grandstand. Golf cart shuttles will be running from SC-7 to the grandstand area. Parking is also available Glick lots (see below).
|Athletic Dept Lot||Access from State and Hoover Streets|
|Lower Crisler Blue Lot SC-7*||Access from Stadium Blvd and Greene St. Golf cart shuttles will be provided from SC-7|
|Glick Lot||Access from State Street-south of Glick Field House|
|Level (Daily Price)||Price|
|Reserved Bleacher Seats||$10|
Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday (May 14). Season-ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets between 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. by logging into their Michigan ticket office account. General sales begin at 11 a.m. Ticket prices for the regional are as follows: chairbacks are $12, reserved bleachers are $10, outfield bleachers are $8. There is no group discount available in the outfield bleachers, and all guests must have a ticket to enter. A ticket purchased for one of the days listed above will be good for all of the games played on that day. Complimentary tickets are not permitted to NCAA championships.
All tickets ordered online or over the phone will be held for will call unless purchasers would like to pay the $15 for overnight mailing. The option to print your tickets at home will also be available. Your printed sheet serves as your ticket and must be scanned to gain entry into the Wilpon Complex.
Contact the Michigan Ticket Office at (734) 764-0247 or (866) 296-MTIX. You can email the ticket office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All media members and sports information directors please contact Michael Kasiborski by phone at (734) 763-4423 or by email at email@example.com.
From Detroit Metro Airport and points east: Take I-94 west to State Street (exit 177). Turn right. Travel north approximately 2 1/4 miles through two stoplights. Turn left just past Schembechler Hall into parking lot. Alumni Field is located just west of Schembechler Hall.
From Chicago and points west: Take I-94 east to State Street (exit 177). Turn left. Travel north approximately 2 1/4 miles through three stoplights. Turn left just past Schembechler Hall into parking lot. Alumni Field is located just west of Schembechler Hall.
From Toledo and points south: Take U.S. 23 north to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.
From Flint and points north: Take U.S. 23 south to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.