The Jackets, 44-10 and ranked 18th in the country, are nonetheless a formidable bunch. They placed seven players on the All-ACC first or second teams. Perkins was named coach of the year for the third year in a row. Shortstop Kelsi Weseman won player of the year honors. Tech is 11th in the country in batting average and first in slugging percentage.
But they'll need to be all about it in order to knock out No. 14 seed Tennessee and advance to their second super regional in school history. The Volunteers, ranked seventh in the country with a 47-10 record, beat Georgia for the SEC title and have offensive numbers to rival Tech's. They've been in the Women's College World Series four times in the past six years.
Oklahoma State (37-17), whom Tech opens with Friday, and Liberty (30-28) round out the pool.
"I'm excited to be in the tournament," Perkins said. "I think we all are. Hopefully, we used this past weekend as a learning tool and just go out and play hard."