Bulldog Breakdown: Fresno State softball preparing for NCAA Tournament

They are heading back to the UCLA Regional, just like they did back in 2016. The Bruins are the second-ranked team in the country.

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STEPHEN HICKS: Fresno State Softball took two of three in their season finale against San Diego State, but the hard work, that was taken care of last weekend.

BRI MELLON: The Bulldogs clinching the Mountain West regular season championship and doing so, earning an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.


Watch party going on at the North Gym at Fresno State. That was the team's reaction to hearing their name called on Selection Sunday. Bulldogs heading back to the UCLA regional just like they did in 2016. The Bruins, the second ranked team in the country, Minnesota, and Long Beach round out the group. Dogs said to face the Golden Gophers, Friday at 5:00 o'clock. Here's the team's reaction to the news.

JODIE COX: --season and there are no guarantees. There are no guarantees who's going to be hot, who's not going to be hot, so we're going to play our game, play one pitch at a time. Our thing right now is we're just relying a lot on momentum, win every pitch, have a good time doing it, and we're just going to keep doing what we've been doing for the last five or six weeks.

HAILEY DOLCINI: I'm just very grateful to be able to keep playing with this team, and we're taking it one pitch at a time. Anything can happen. We've beat Texas who would beat UCLA last year. So I mean, why not us in a sense? And I think we're ready to just go play this weekend.

VANESSA HERNANDEZ: It's awesome, I think. As a young kid, I've always dreamt of being a part of a selection show. So being a part of this is honestly-- it's going to be a memory that I'm going to have forever.

MIRANDA ROHLEDER: So you just got to play every game like it's your last. Being my last year, I mean, why not us. Just go out and play as hard as we can and just play ball like we know how.