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UTEP's #30 Taylor Sargent with the two run homer to take the lead vs North Texas.

UTEP Softball to Finish Regular Season at Southern Miss, Solidify Seeding

The UTEP softball team, after sweeping North Texas and clinching a spot in the Conference USA Tournament, will play a three-game set at Southern Miss to close out the regular season on May 7-8 in Hattiesburg.

The Miners (22-28, 13-8 C-USA) and Golden Eagles (25-26, 11-10 C-USA) will square off in a doubleheader on Saturdaystarting at 1 p.m. CT, while Sunday’s contest is set for a noon CT start.

UTEP will advance to postseason play for the first time since the 2010 season and is tied with UAB (23-28, 13-8 C-USA) in the West Division, as the no. 2 overall seed is up for grabs.

The Blazers play at the North Texas this weekend. The C-USA Tournament will be played May 11-14 in Denton, Texas. No. 22/24 Florida Atlantic (19-2 C-USA) clinched the regular season title and the no. 1 overall seed.

The Miners are coming off their first ever sweep against the Mean Green, while the Golden Eagles lost two games at LA Tech (29-18, 10-8 C-USA) this past weekend. The Lady Techsters are currently in third place in the West.

With the North Texas sweep, it’s the first time the program has completed three sweeps in a single season of a league foe.

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