Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The NAIA announced the 2016 Softball National Championship opening round brackets on Tuesday evening. The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles found themselves in the LSU-Alexandria bracket in Alexandria, La.
The team earned an automatic qualification due to its American Midwest Conference Tournament championship. They will open the bracket as the three seed and face second seeded Martin Methodist University in game one on Monday, May 16.
The other teams in the bracket are the top seeded host LSU-Alexandria and fourth seeded Oklahoma Wesleyan. LSU-A is ranked ninth in the NAIA, while Martin Methodist sits at ten. The Lady Eagles are currently receiving votes for the top 25.
This is WBC's third year to reach the NAIA National Championship and the first since 2013, when they finished fourth.
You can watch a replay of the selection show, as well as follow and stay up-to-date with the tournament at the WBC National Tournament Central page here.