Softball Preview: 2023 Knoxville Super Regional

Softball Preview: 2023 Knoxville Super Regional

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With a trip to the 2023 Women’s College World Series on the line, the fourth-seeded Lady Vols welcome No. 13 seed Texas to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium for the NCAA Knoxville Super Regional.
 
Tennessee is looking to punch its ticket to Oklahoma City for the eighth time in program history and for the first time since 2015.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION
Fans are encouraged to visit the Tennessee softball gameday information page before making their way to Sherri Parker Lee to familiarize themselves with gameday policies and procedures.
 
WEEKEND SCHEDULE
The two-team super regional will take place Friday to Sunday as a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.
 
Friday, May 26
SPL gates open at 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – Game 1 (Texas vs. Tennessee)
 
Saturday, May 27
SPL gates open at 1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – Game 2 (Tennessee vs. Texas)
 
Sunday, May 28 (if necessary)
SPL gates open 90 minutes prior to first pitch
TBD – Game 3 (Texas vs. Tennessee)
 
PARKING
Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
2323 Stephenson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996
 
Parking is available for free in lots S14 and C25 adjacent to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium and Regal Soccer Stadium. Reserved bus parking is only available by pre-arrangement from the Event Management office by calling (865) 974-1205. There is no public RV or bus parking in Lee Stadium lots.
 
All fans looking to attend the softball regional should be prepared for traffic congestion. Fans are reminded that parking shuttles will be free and available at the Agriculture Campus all weekend. When Stephenson Drive lots are full, fans will be directed to the free Ag Campus Parking and Shuttles on River Drive.
 
Shuttle information:
Friday, May 19: Beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: Beginning at 11:00 a.m. (Gates will open at 11:30 a.m.)
Sunday, May 21:  Beginning at 12:00 p.m. (Gates will open at 12:30 p.m.)
 
BACK TO SUPERS
UT is back in the Super Regionals for the first time since 2019 and is hosting supers for the first time since 2017. It is the 12th time in program history the Lady Vols have advanced to Super Regionals. Tennessee owns an 83-44 record in the postseason showcase and is in the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time.
 
SCOUTING TEXAS
Texas (45-13-1)
Head Coach: Mike White (Record at Texas: 205-69-2)
Series Record: Texas leads 5-3
Key Player/Stat: Entering this weekend’s NCAA Knoxville Super Regional, Texas’ top three RBI leaders are true freshmen: Viviana Martinez (52), Reese Atwood (43) and Leighann Goode (41). The Longhorns are the only Division I softball team in this year’s NCAA Super Regionals to have its top three RBI leaders to be true freshmen.

-UT Athletics

Lady Vols Softball / Credit: UT Athletics

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