The Lady Wildcats are in the tournament for the first time since 2012.

Bethune-Cookman is playing postseason softball for the first time since 2012.

The Wildcats knocked off rival Florida A&M last Saturday to win their first conference title in six years, and are in Gainesville for the regional round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend.

B-CU enters the Gainesville regional as the No. 4 seed, and will play host Florida on Friday. Here's how the two teams stack up:

B-CU (31-24) at Florida (50-8), 7:30 p.m.

The Wildcats will certainly have their work cut out for them on Friday. 

Florida, the No. 2 national seed in the tournament, comes in on a seven-game winning streak, including a 3-1 win over South Carolina in last week's SEC tournament. The victory gave the Gators their first SEC title since 2013, and fourth overall.

Offensively, the Gators lean on a pair of sluggers in Amanda Lorenz and Nicole DeWitt, who have 23 home runs between the two of them. Lorenz provided the fireworks in the win over South Carolina, belting a three-run shot in the third inning to erase a 1-0 deficit.

On the mound, Florida also has a pair of superstars in junior Kelly Barnhill and senior Aleshia Ocasio. Barnhill is 26-1 with a 0.99 ERA, including 21 complete games, while Ocasio is 20-6 and scored the win in the SEC title game with her 13th complete game. 

The Gators have been among the most dominant teams in the country but have been especially tough to beat at home, where they sit at a staggering 28-2 and last lost on April 28.

For the Wildcats, pitcher Alexis Bermudez will look to remain hot on the mound. The freshman is 13-9 with a 3.11 ERA, but went 4-0 in last week's conference tournament.

MEAC Player of the Year Ryan Jackson also figures to be an X-factor in this one. The sophomore slugger has belted 17 home runs, but didn't play in last year's 15-7 loss to the Gators. Senior Iesha Waters is hitting .350 and is coming off a five-RBI performance against FAMU, including a three-run home run in the sixth inning.

Sophomore Jacki Smith and senior Mariah Davis are both hitting over .300 for the 'Cats, while Davis leads the team with 33 stolen bases.

The double-elimination regional runs through Sunday, and also includes Ohio State (34-14) and USF (38-21).