CMS faces Linfield and Redlands in first day of NCAA Regional Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After earning the automatic qualification to the 2014 Division III Softball Championship by winning the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team faces Linfield and Redlands in a three team regional hosted by Redlands May 9-10 the NCAA announced Monday.
Linfield (34-7) enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed after earning the automatic qualification from the Northwest Conference. The No. 2 seed Redlands (30-13) received an at-large bid after coming in second place to the No. 3 seed CMS (28-13), the 2014 SCIAC Tournament champions.
Both teams are familiar foes for CMS. The Athenas have already played Redlands seven times this year, most recently for the SCIAC Tournament title.
The last match up with Linfield was in 2013 at the Leadoff Classic Tournament in Georgia. CMS won 2-0 on the back of the current junior Hayley Schultz who threw a one-hitter for the shutout win to advance the Athenas to the championship game of that tournament.
All games will be played at Redlands.
Friday game schedule (Home team listed first):
Game 1 - #3 CMS vs. #1 Linfield at 11:00 AM
Game 2 - #2 Redlands vs. #3 CMS at 1:30 PM
Game 3 - #1 Linfield vs. #2 Redlands at 4:00 PM
Saturday game schedule is determined by Friday outcome – Saturday game times will be 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM (if necessary)
If two teams remain (one team was eliminated):
Game 4 - Two remaining seeds play. If the team who was undefeated on Friday wins, they advance to the super regional, if they lose the first game, Game 5 is the if necessary championship game. The winner of Game 5 advances to the super regional.
If three teams remain (i.e., all three teams have one loss):
Game 4 - No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed
Game 5 - No. 1 seed vs. winner of Game 4; winner of Game 5 advances to the super regional tournament.
LIVE STATS: All games will have live stats found here: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/redlands.portal#
ADMISSION: Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students with ID and senior citizens (55 and up), and $2 for children under 12.
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