Midwest City, Okla. – For the first time in school history, Rose State College has been selected to host an NJCAA regional softball tournament. The NJCAA Region 2 Softball Regional Tournament will be held May 4-6 and will feature some of the best teams in the country, including two Oklahoma teams ranked nationally in the NJCAA preseason polls, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO) and Seminole State College. This will mark the beginning of a new postseason format that includes rotating the host-site for the regional tournament each year to a different member school.
The tournament is returning to a college campus, after many years away. In previous years, the NJCAA Region 2 tournament was held at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, however, scheduling conflicts in previous years resulted in the tournament being moved. "For the last 5 years, [the regional tournament] has been held at a Tulsa-area high school. They did a great job, but it needed to go back to colleges,” said Rose State Athletic Director Joey DaVault. Rose State College was selected as the first host-site via a draw, with the 2019 tournament being hosted by Seminole State College in Seminole, OK, and Northern Oklahoma College in Enid hosting the 2020 tournament.
“I think Rose State has something for everyone. We’re very easy to get to, regardless what part of the state you’re traveling from. We’re also working hard to improve our facilities in preparation,” added DaVault. Rose State College is located just off I-40, with access to multiple restaurants and hotels minutes from campus.
For more information concerning the NJCAA Region 2 Softball Tournament, contact Joey DaVault (firstname.lastname@example.org).