Captured: No. 9 Northwestern sails through regionals, moves onto NCAA Super Regionals

Jorge Melendez, Reporter

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No. 9 Northwestern (43-10, 19-4 Big Ten) coasted through regionals of the NCAA tournament this weekend to move onto the top sixteen. The Wildcats hosted the first round of regionals,  where they comfortably topped a four team double elimination bracket with Oakland (26-17, 18-7 Horizon League), McNeese (40-21, 15-3 Southland Conference) and Notre Dame (40-12, 16-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Cats will move onto the NCAA Super Regionals this weekend against No. 8 Arizona State (42-9, 20-4 Pac-12) to fight for a spot in the College World Series.

A team of players wearing purple jerseys put up their hands and shout in celebration.

A player wearing a purple jersey holding a bat watches a ball fly towards them.

 A player wearing a purple jersey pitches a softball.A player in a purple jersey swings and strikes a softball with a bat. A player wearing a purple jersey on third base throws a softball towards first base.A player in the outfield wearing a purple jersey makes a catch to make a runner out.A player wearing a purple jersey runs for home base as a player in a white jersey awaits a pass.
A player wearing a purple jersey grabs a softball from a mit in preparation to throw the softball.Email: [email protected]

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