Tiebreaker Sends Softball to SAC Tournament as #8 Seed

ROCK HILL, SC -- The Catawba softball team survived a four-team tiebreaker to claim the eighth seed in the upcoming 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Softball Tournament, which begins Thursday at Wingate University in Wingate, NC.  The Lady Indians will open with top-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne in Thursday’s final game at 4:30 p.m.

Tusculum, Lincoln Memorial, Catawba and Brevard College tied for sixth place in the final conference standings.  In the four-way tie, Tusculum went 4-2 against LMU, Catawba and Brevard; LMU went 4-2 against Tusculum, Catawba and Brevard; Brevard went 3-3 against Tusculum, LMU and Catawba; Catawba went 1-5 against Tusculum, LMU and Brevard.

LMU and Tusculum, with 4-2 records against all tied teams and 1-1 against each other, were broken out and that tie was broken by going head-to-head against the top seed and working down.  Both teams were 0-2 against top-seed Lenoir-Rhyne. Tusculum split with second-seed Carson-Newman, while LMU was 0-2, giving the Pioneers the sixth seed.

The remaining teams LMU, Catawba and Brevard were again placed into a tie for seventh.  LMU earned the seventh seed by going 3-1 against Catawba and Brevard.  Catawba and Brevard remained tied for the final tournament spot.  They split with each other, were 0-2 against both Lenoir-Rhyne and Carson-Newman, and split with third-seed Newberry. Catawba went 1-1 against fourth-seed Mars Hill, while Brevard was 0-2 against Mars Hill, giving Catawba the eighth seed.

Fourth-seeded Mars Hill and host Wingate will open the tournament at 9 a.m.  Third-seeded Newberry and Tusculum will battle at 11:30 a.m. with #3-seed Carson-Newman and Lincoln Memorial squaring off at 2 p.m.

Tournament play continues with six games on Friday.  Two games on Friday will be played at Forest Hills High School.  Three more games are set for Saturday.  The championship game will be played Sunday at Wingate at 1 p.m., with a second game, if necessary, to follow.

The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Softball Championship.  All-Tournament tickets will be available at the gate for $15 for adults and $7 for students and children.  Daily ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students and children.

Wingate University will provide live stats and a live pay-per-view webcast for all games played at Wingate University.  Visit for more information.  Food Lion is the title sponsor for all South Atlantic Conference championships.

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo