PROVO, Utah — No. 3 Oregon hosts BYU's softball team in the Cougars' ninth-straight postseason appearance and second-straight year at the Eugene Regional.

BYU (33-23) played in the Eugene Regional last year after winning the Western Athletic Conference tournament. It defeated Mississippi State and Portland State in the Regional but was ultimately eliminated after losing twice to Oregon (46-9). The Cougars are 3-6 overall against the Ducks but have yet to beat them at their home field.

As the regular season champions of the Pacific Coast Softball Conference, the BYU softball team earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament and will play on Thursday, May 16, at a time to be announced. The tournament will go Thursday through Saturday.

Other teams in the Regional include North Carolina, which will play Wisconsin on the other side of the bracket.

The tournament will be double-elimination with the winner advancing to the NCAA Super Regional to play a best of three series. Each winner of a Super Regional will advance to play in the 2013 Women’s College World Series.

Check BYU's athletic website for updated information regarding game times and ticket information.

Jamie Morris is the softball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.