The University of Texas softball team, including Permian High School graduate Marlee Gabaldon, will face Arizona State in the opening round of the Women's College World Series.
Texas (49-8) and Arizona State (50-10) play at 6 p.m. Thursday in the third of four first-round games at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The tournament’s pairings were announced Monday.
Nebraska (45-14) faces Washington (43-15) in the opener at 11 a.m. Thursday and Tennessee (49-10) faces Florida (57-7) at 1:30 p.m. while Michigan (50-11) takes on Oklahoma (52-4) at 8:30 p.m.
Texas lost 3-0 to Arizona State on March 14 in Fullerton, Calif.
Gabaldon, a sophomore, has played in 31 games for the Longhorns, batting .263. Her last appearance was May 17, a 5-0 victory against Army in the opening game of the NCAA Tournament.