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UW-Eau Claire gets No. 3 seed in NCAA tourney

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Division 3 softball tournament.

The Blugolds will open against No. 6 Rhode Island on Friday afternoon in Salem Virginia.

The tournament is down to eight finalists and UW-Eau Claire secured one of the spots by winning its own regional on Sunday.

The Blugolds are 35-12 and have won 12 of their last 13. Rhode Island comes in at 41-5.

Linfield of Oregon was given the top-seed Monday in the double-elimination tournament. It will run at least through Monday.