The LSU-Eunice softball team was assigned the No. 1 seed for the NJCAA Division II national tournament, which begins Wednesday in Clinton, Mississippi.

The Lady Bengals (58-2) are coming off their fourth consecutive Region 23 title and are the top national seed for the second year in a row.

In its opening game of the double-elimination, 16-team tournament, LSU-Eunice will face No. 16 seed Delaware Tech-Owens (27-3) at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Lady Bengals would not have to face No. 2 seed Jones County (Mississippi) Junior College (48-4) until the fourth round. LSU-Eunice defeated Jones County twice last weekend en route to the region title.