April 26, 2012
Softball Nearing First NCAA Regional Selection
SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba softball team is set to earn its first appearance in the NCAA II Softball Tournament. The Catawba Indians stand sixth in the most recent regional poll with play completed among all teams in the region. Eight teams make the field from the Southeast Region with the official selection being made on Monday morning.
The softball regional, held May 3-6, is split into two four-team double elimination tournaments with the two winners meeting the following weekend in a best two-of-three series to determine who advances to the Softball World Series in Louisville, KY.
As it falls now, Catawba would face SAC-foe Lenoir-Rhyne in its opening game which would be held at Armstrong Atlantic in Savannah, GA. Lenoir-Rhyne and Columbus State earned automatic spots by winning their conference tournaments. King claimed the Conference Carolinas bid which would knock #8 USC Aiken out of the tournament.
1. North Georgia (45-8)
2. Armstrong (43-9)
3. Lenoir-Rhyne (46-11)
4. Augusta State (31-16)
5. Columbus State (34-18)
6. Catawba (33-17)
7. Flagler (32-17)
8. USC Aiken (26-17)
9. Anderson (29-12)
10. Francis Marion (31-20)
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th
Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60
Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103
Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58
Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87
Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52
Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.
Swimming vs. QUEENS noon
Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.
Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.
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