Three teams will represent the MIAA in the 2017 NCAA Division III Softball Championships, with MIAA Tournament champion Alma also earning the opportunity to host regional action. Joining Alma (27-8) in the postseason tournament are Trine (32-8) and Hope (25-13).
Alma will host Illinois Wesleyan, Otterbin, and DePauw; the Scots will take on DePaul Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the double-elimination regional.
Trine and Hope are the No. 2 and No. 4 seeds, respectively, at the UW-Whitewater Regional. First-round play is set for Thursday, May 11, with Trine vs. Greenville slated for 1 p.m., and Hope/UW-Whitewater to follow at 3:30 p.m.
Winners will advance to the Super Regionals May 19-20, and the remaining eight teams will advance to the finals May 25-30 at Oklahoma City.