April 23, 2012

Softball Opens Northeast-10 Tourney on Tuesday

The Assumption College softball team has earned the No. 3 seed in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament and will host No. 6 seeded Southern New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon, April 24 beginning at 2 p.m. at Marois Field. The game is single elimination, with the four winners advancing to a double-elimination tournament at the highest remaining seed. Assumption claimed the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Regular-Season Championship and hosted last year's tournament.

This will mark the first time that these two teams have met in the postseason play.  The all-time series sits at 32-16 in favor of Assumption, including a sweep of the 2012 regular-season series. The Hounds took a 7-6 final in game one on a bases-loaded, two-out hit batter in the 10th inning, followed by a 9-1 victory in six innings in the second game.

Assumption enters the tournament at 28-15 overall and 21-9 in Northeast-10 play and is currently ranked ninth in the NCAA East Region poll. Southern New Hampshire ended the regular season with a mark of 28-18 overall and 18-12 in league play.

Tuesday, April 24 - Quarterfinal Single Elimination
Game 1: #8 Stonehill at #1 Southern Connecticut - 2:00 p.m.
Game 2: #7 New Haven at #2 Adelphi - 2:00 p.m.
Game 3: #6 Southern New Hampshire at #3 Assumption - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25 - Quarterfinal Single Elimination
Game 4: #5 UMass Lowell at #4 Le Moyne - 2:00 p.m. 

Friday, April 27
Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner – 10:00 a.m.
Game 6: Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 winner – 12:30 p.m.
Game 7: Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser – 3:00 p.m. 

Saturday, April 28
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner – 1:00 p.m.
Game 9: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser – 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, April 29
Game 10: Game 9 winner vs. Game 8 winner – 11:00 a.m.
Game 11: If Necessary – 30 minutes after conclusion of Game 10