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AU softball team set for ECAC championship weekend

READING, PA – The Alfred University softball team is competing this weekend in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Championship tournament, hosted by Alvernia University.


Alvernia is hosting the four-team double-elimination tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, by virtue of being the highest-seeded team after Wednesday’s and Thursday’s first-round elimination games.


Alfred (24-17), the fifth seed when elimination play began, will play top-seeded Alvernia at 10 a.m. Saturday. In addition to Alfred and Alvernia, sixth-seeded Stevenson and second-seeded Frostburg State advanced from elimination play and will square off at noon Saturday.


Updated results can be found on the Tournament Website, and action from each game can be followed on-line with Live Stats.


Following are results from elimination play and the schedule for double-elimination play this weekend.


Quarterfinals: Wednesday, Thursday May 8 and 9

 Single-Elimination Format

 #8 Marywood at #1 Alvernia (Alvernia wins, 7-0, Marywood eliminated)
#7 Catholic at #2 Frostburg State (Frostburg wins, 9-3, Catholic eliminated)
#6 Stevenson at #3 McDaniel (Stevenson wins, 5-2, McDaniel eliminated)
#5 Alfred at #4 Centenary (Alfred wins, 6-1, Centenary eliminated)

Championship Tournament: Saturday-Sunday May 11-12

Location: To Be Played At Alvernia University, Reading PA, Double-Elimination Format

Saturday Games

Game 1: #5 Alfred vs. #1 Alvernia, 10 a.m.
Game 2: #6 Stevenson vs. #2 Frostburg State, 12 p.m.
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 2 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 4 p.m.

Sunday Games

Game 5: Loser of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 3, 10 a.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5, 12 p.m.
Game 7: Rematch of Game 6 (if necessary), 2 p.m.