Illini Headed To Its 6th NCAA Tournament, Date Set With Marshall
5/14/2017 - CHAMPAIGN, ILL (WICS/WRSP) - Illinois received an At Large Bid to the NCAA Softball Tournament. The Fighting Illini will take on Marshall in the First Round of the Lexington Regional. First pitch is set for Friday, May 19th at 11 a.m. Illinois (37-18) is headed to sixth NCAA Tournament. The Illini are 8-10 in the previous five appearances. Illinois looks to bounce back after losing to Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinal. Mashall (41-10) lost to Florida International in the Conference USA Tournament Semifinal.