Softball locks No. 4 seed in AAC Conference Championship

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Softball locks No. 4 seed in AAC Conference Championship

Wichita State freshman Sydney Mckinney runs to first base during the game against USF at Wilkins Stadium on May 4, 2019.

Wichita State freshman Sydney Mckinney runs to first base during the game against USF at Wilkins Stadium on May 4, 2019.

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Wichita State freshman Sydney Mckinney runs to first base during the game against USF at Wilkins Stadium on May 4, 2019.

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Wichita State freshman Sydney Mckinney runs to first base during the game against USF at Wilkins Stadium on May 4, 2019.

Wichita State has earned the No. 4 seed in the American Athletic Conference Championship in Houston.

The Shockers will open play against No. 5 seed Central Florida at 12:30 p.m. CST on Thursday. The AAC Championship is a three-day, single-elimination tournament.

Wichita State won two out of three games versus the Knights in Orlando in the two teams’ only meeting.

The Shockers ended the regular-season with a home loss to No. 25 South Florida Sunday. Wichita State won the series after upsetting the Bulls with a walk-off home run by Lauren Mills in the eighth inning. The Shockers then won via run-rule with a 10-0 win in five-and-a-half innings on Saturday. South Florida entered the weekend with a 15-game conference winning streak.