NIT Like Softball Tournament

For those of you who can’t get enough playoff softball thanks to Triple Crown Sports and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) you’ll have the NISC.

Here’s all the details:

May of 2017 will mark the return of the National Invitational Softball Championship. Following selections by the NCAA, the NISC will take the next 48 teams to play in a postseason championship.

Regionals – May 16-18, 2017
Championship Round – May 21-24, 2017

Event Fundamentals:
48-team Selection Day: Sunday, May 14 – one hour after NCAA selections
32 automatic qualifiers (next team from each conference not selected through NCAA criteria)
16 at-large qualifiers (selections based on RPI/win-loss record of .500 or better/record vs. top 50 RPI

Eight regionals, six teams each in double-elim tournament
Played over three days; teams placed in drive-radius regions when possible
Eight regional champions advance to final double-elim event; played over four days

Source- NISC


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