For the Printable Tournament Bracket - click HERE.
Husson has earned the top seed and hosting rights for the 2018 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Softball Championship Tournament, which begins with opening-round games on Friday, May 4.
The Eagles (17-12 overall) captured the top seed in the conference tournament after posting a 6-2 record in NAC play, while New England College (9-3 NAC, 15-21 overall) earned the No. 2 seed, Castleton took third (7-3, 11-15) and Thomas claimed fourth (8-4, 19-15).
Seeds for the NAC Tournament are based on winning percentage in conference play. Predetermined tiebreaking procedures were used for teams with similar winning percentages.
The four-team double elimination tournament will begin with four games on Friday, May 4. Husson will host Thomas at 10:00 a.m. in Game 1, while New England College will take on Castleton at 12:00 p.m. in Game 2. The losers of Game 1 and Game 2 will play in Game 3 at 2:00 p.m. with the loser exiting the tournament. Game 4 will be played between the winners of Game 1 and Game 2 at 4:00 p.m.
Tournament action will continue onto Saturday, as the winner of Game 3 will take on the loser of Game 4 at 12:00 p.m. Then at 2:00 p.m. the winners of Game 4 and Game 5 will square off. If the undefeated team (winner of Game 4) wins, they earn the championship title, but if they are beaten, the tournament will continue onto Sunday with Game 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Please note that all start times and dates are subject to change.
The NAC tournament champion will earn an automatic bid into the upcoming 2018 NCAA Division III Softball Championship.
2018 NAC SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
All start times and dates are subject to change
Hosted by Husson University
Friday, May 4
Game 1: No. 4 Thomas (8-4 NAC, 19-15 overall) at No. 1 Husson (6-2, 17-12) - 10:00 a.m.
Game 2: No. 3 Castleton (7-3, 11-15) vs. No. 2 New England College (9-3, 15-21) - 12:00 p.m.
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 - 12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 6
Game 7: If necessary - 1:00 p.m.