Softball Earns No. 5 Seed in NCAA East Regional, Will Battle Georgian Court Thursday at Saint Anselm

Softball Earns No. 5 Seed in NCAA East Regional, Will Battle Georgian Court Thursday at Saint Anselm

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Southern New Hampshire University softball team earned the No. 5 seed and will travel across town to Saint Anselm College for opening weekend action in the 2019 NCAA East 1 Regional, as the NCAA announced the 2019 National Tournament field. The Penmen (36-13) open up regional play against fourth-seeded Georgian Court University (45-9) Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

The NCAA Division II Softball East Regional is comprised of two four-team sites and is a double elimination format.

In Thursday's first game, the host Hawks (37-8), seeded first in the region, will take on the No. 8 seed, University of Bridgeport  (33-14) at noon. The winners of the two contests on Thursday will advance to play at 11:30 a.m. on Friday with the victor moving onto Saturday's regional championship game at 12:30. The losing teams from Thursday will play at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and the winner of that game will square off with the losing team from the 11:30 a.m. contest.

The two remaining teams from Fridays competition will play on Saturday to determine who will advance to the NCAA East Super Regional on May 16 and 17 against the winner of the East 2 Regional.

Wilmington University (39-13) garnered the No. 3 seed in the NCAA East Regional and will host the East 2 Regional.  The Wildcats will face the six seed, Adelphi University (31-18) on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.  LIU Post (46-10) garnered the No. 2 seed and will face No. 7 University of New Haven (31-14) Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Southern New Hampshire, which won 22 games in-a-row at one point and achieved a program best #13 ranking, is making its sixth overall appearance in the NCAA Division II tournament and fifth in the past six seasons. The Penmen have captured two NCAA East Regionals (2016-2017), and have made a pair Super Regional berths.

NCAA Division II Softball Championship – East Regional
(at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H.)

Thursday, May 9
Game No. 1: No. 1 Saint Anselm (37-8) vs. No. 8 Bridgeport (33-14), Noon
Game No. 2: No. 4 Georgian Court (45-9) vs. No. 5 Southern New Hampshire (36-13), 2:30 p.m.

Friday, May 10
Game No. 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 11:30 a.m.
Game No. 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 2 p.m.
Game No. 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11
Game No. 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 12:30 p.m.
Game No. 7 (If Necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 3 p.m.

(at Wilmington University, Wilmington, Del.)

Thursday, May 9
Game No 1: No. 3 Wilmington (39-13) vs. No. 6 Adelphi (31-18), 11:00 a.m.
Game No. 2: No. 2 LIU Post (46-10) vs. No. 7 New Haven (31-14), 1:30 p.m.

Friday, May 10
Game No. 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 10 a.m.
Game No. 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 12:30 p.m.
Game No. 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 11
Game No. 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, Noon
Game No. 7 (If Necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 2:30 p.m.

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