PRIDE TAKE ON DANIEL WEBSTER IN NECC PLAYOFFS

WESTON, Mass. – The Regis College softball team has been named the No. 6 seed in the upcoming New England Collegiate Conference playoffs, it was announced by the league offices on Sunday night. The Pride finished the season at 8-23 overall and 8-10 in the NECC and will travel to No. 3 seed Daniel Webster on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. for a first round matchup.

This will mark the third meeting of the teams this season with the Eagles sweeping the Pride in an earlier doubleheader, 7-6 in eight innings and 4-3. DWC broke a 6-6 tie in the top of the eighth on an RBI single by Lauren Chesnulevich that helped them steal game one. In the nightcap, the Pride led 3-1 headed into the fifth inning, but the Eagles struck for three runs in the top half and hung on for a 4-3 victory.

Lesley University finished the regular season 18-0 and earned the top seed. The Lynx (25-10 overall, 18-0 NECC) earned a first round bye and will host the weekend tournament at Wellesley College beginning Friday, May 4.

Mitchell College (19-13, 16-2 NECC) earned the second seed and will play Becker College (10-28, 7-11 NECC) in a first round game on Tuesday, May 1. Fifth seed Bay Path College (14-25, 9-9 NECC) will travel to fourth seed Elms College (14-17, 10-8 NECC) for a first round matchup.

First round games will be played on Tuesday, May 1 at the higher seed. Winners will advance to the double-elimination tournament hosted by Lesley and played at Wellesley College on Friday, May 4-6.

The top seven teams qualify for the NECC Championship. Predetermined tiebreaking procedures were used to seed teams with identical conference winning percentages.

Game times and dates are subject to change.

2012 NECC Softball Tournament Bracket
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Game 1 - 4:00 pm - #6 Regis at #3 Daniel Webster
Game 2 - 4:00 pm - #5 Bay Path at #4 Elms
Game 3 - 4:00 pm - #7 Becker at #2 Mitchell

Friday, May 4, 2012 (all games at Wellesley)
Game 4 - 10:00 am - #1 Lesley vs. Winner of Game 2
Game 5 - 12:00 pm - Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 3
Game 6 - 2:00 pm - Loser of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 5
Game 7 - 4:00 pm - Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5

Saturday, May 5, 2012 (all games at Wellesley)
Game 8 - 12:00 pm - Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 7
Game 9 - 2:00 pm - Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8

Sunday, May 6, 2012 (all games at Wellesley)
Game 10 - 1:00 pm - Winner of Game 9 vs. Loser of Game 9 (If Necessary)

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