Brackets Announced For SoCon Softball Tournament in Statesboro
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Softball begins its quest for a third Southern Conference Softball Tournament Championship on Wednesday, May 11th, at 7 p.m. against UNCG. The Eagles play host to the 2011 tournament for the second time and the first since the renovations to Eagle Field. Five games on the first day begin on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. as Furman (17-33, 9-15 SoCon) plays Western Carolina (18-34, 3-21) in the play-in game.
The Eagles finished the season at 28-27 overall and 16-8 in the SoCon to earn the No. 3 seed for the tournament. Georgia Southern opens against No. 6 seed UNCG (24-30, 10-14 SoCon) in the final game on Wednesday night. Earlier this season, the Eagles won all three games against the Spartans. The winner of the contest plays the survivor of No. 2 Appalachian State (24-22, 15-7 SoCon) and No. 7 Samford (13-38, 9-15 SoCon), in a contest starting at 5 p.m.
On the other side of the bracket, top-seeded Chattanooga (38-12, 20-3) will play the winner of the play-in game at 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. No. 4 College of Charleston (33-19, 12-11 SoCon) takes on the fifth-seeded and defending tournament champion Elon (29-22, 12-12 SoCon) at noon.
After the opening single-elimination game, the rest of the championship is a double-elimination tournament. All game times are Eastern Standard and subject to change. The winner of the SoCon Softball Championship receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Softball Championships.
Live video streaming of all 16 games will be available on SoCon TV with the audio on the radio locally in Statesboro at 91.9 The Buzz. Georgia Southern's games can be seen on Eagle Vision. For more information about SoCon TV, please visit SoConSports.com.
Tickets are available for purchase at the entrance to Eagle Field. All-session adult passes are $30, while all-session youth passes (pre-kindergarten) will cost $15. Single session passes will also be available for purchase and will cost $5 for adults and $3 for youths. Tickets for groups of 10 or more will be available for $2 a person. Only cash and checks made payable to "Southern Conference" will be taken at the gate. Students enrolled at Southern Conference institutions get in free with a valid I.D.
Fans may follow all the action of the 2011 Georgia Southern Softball season by visiting GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com/softball or check in for scores at twitter.com/GSScores or facebook.com/GSAthletics for updates.
|2011 SoCon Softball Championships Schedule|
|Wednesday, May 11th|
|Game 1: #8 Furman vs. #9 Western Carolina||10 a.m|
|Game 2: #4 College of Charleston vs. #5 Elon||12 p.m.|
|Game 3: #1 Chattanooga vs. Game 1 Winner||2 p.m.|
|Game 4: #2 Appalachian State vs. #7 Samford||5 p.m.|
|Game 5: #3 Georgia Southern vs. #6 UNCG||7 p.m.|
|Thusrday, May 12th|
|Game 6: Game 2 Loser vs. Game 3 Loser||10 a.m.|
|Game 7: Game 4 Loser vs. Game 5 Loser||12 p.m.|
|Game 8: Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner||3 p.m.|
|Game 9: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner||5 p.m.|
|Friday, May 13th|
|Game 10: Game 8 Loser vs. Game 7 Winner||10 a.m.|
|Game 11: Game 9 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner||12 p.m.|
|Game 12: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner||3 p.m.|
|Game 13: Game 11 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner||5 p.m.|
|Saturday, May 14th|
|Game 14: Game 12 Loser vs. Game 13 Winner||11 a.m.|
|Game 15: Game 12 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner||1:30 p.m.|
Game 16: Game 15 Winner vs. Game 15 Loser
- Category: Softball
- Published on Monday, 09 May 2011 17:06