Oakland falls to Northwestern in regional opener
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
The Oakland University softball team lost to host Northwestern 9-2 in its regional opener at Sharon J. Drysdale Field in Evanston, Ill., Friday.
Maci Brown batted sixth and played center field for Oakland. Brown is a 2020 Rochester grad.
Oakland will play Notre Dame in an elimination game at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Saturday. The winner will play again at approximately 6 p.m. Eastern.
McNeese defeated Notre Dame 11-1 in the other regional game Friday.
Oakland is playing in its first NCAA Tournament since 2015.