Pairings Set for MEAC Softball Tournament
Courtesy MEAC Media Relations
NORFOLK, VA - The Howard Univ. softball team received the fourth and final spot in the northern division for the upcoming MEAC Softball Championship Tournament.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host its 2011 Softball Championship Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 14 at the Ormond Beach (Florida) Sports Complex in Ormond Beach Florida. The defending MEAC champion Bethune-Cookman University Lady Wildcats and Delaware State University Lady Hornets finished as division leaders and will enter tournament play as the number one seeds.
Bethune-Cookman (S1) will face Howard (N4) while Delaware State (N1) will meet South Carolina State (S4) in the first games of the day. Games three and four will include Morgan State (N2) against Norfolk State (S3) and Florida A&M (S2) against Coppin State (N3), both games will begin at 1:30 p.m. The championship finale is set for Saturday, May 14 beginning at 1 p.m. A complete tournament schedule of events is available on MEACsports.com.
Only the top four teams in each division can compete in the two-game elimination tournament and vie for the championship title. Hampton (6-9), Maryland Eastern Shore (2-13) and North Carolina A&T (1-11) have been eliminated from post season play based on their conference finish and/or tiebreaking procedures.
Admission for the 2011 MEAC Softball Championship is $5 for youth, students and seniors. Discounted ticket packages for all three days can be purchased for $12. Tickets are available at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex beginning on Thursday, May 12.