Softball earns NCAA bid, heads to Virginia Beach Regional

Brittany Coffey homerun
Brittany Coffey homerun

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The 2019 softball season will continue for University of Lynchburg.

The NCAA bestowed an at-large bid to the Division III national tournament on the Hornets during its Monday-afternoon selection show.

It is the seventh time in program history that Lynchburg will be NCAA bound and the second-straight year the team has earned a berth.

Lynchburg (32-12) will head to the Virginia Beach Regional, where the Hornets will take on MAC Freedom champion and No. 15-ranked Manhattanville (40-2).

The pod will be hosted by Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival Virginia Wesleyan University. The No. 1-ranked Marlins (40-4) and Landmark Conference champion Scranton (32-13) in the regional's other first-round contest.

RELATED: 2019 NCAA Division III softball bracket

Lynchburg is 8-13 all-time in the NCAA tournament and reached the national championship weekend in 2008.

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Softball unveils 2019 schedule
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