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Sunday, April 22, 2012

SCSU softball team seeded No. 1 in Northeast-10 tournament

Southern Connecticut State will host Stonehill in the NE-10 tournament opener Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The Owls won the regular season championship to earn the tourney's top seed.

Southern is ranked 16th in the nation with a record of 36-8 overall, and 24-6 in NE-10 play. Prior to dropping their final two regular season games on the road against Stonehill College, So. Connecticut had won 11 of their previous 12 games overall.

So. Connecticut has scored a league-best 279 runs this season, and their team earned run average of 1.93 is also tops in the league. So. Connecticut's Kelsey Cockrill and Jayme Larson, pictured, have combined for a 34-6 record, and have only allowed nine home runs in just under 260 innings of work combined.

Offensively, Brittany Bucko, leads the Northeast-10 with her .430 batting average, while teammate Alyssa Downs leads the league in runs batted in with 55.

Here is the tourney slate:

2012 Northeast-10 Softball Championship Seeds
#1 So. Connecticut
#2 Adelphi
#3 Assumption
#4 Le Moyne
#5 UMass Lowell
#6 So. New Hampshire
#7 New Haven
#8 Stonehill

2012 Northeast-10 Softball Championship Schedule

First Round Single Elimination

Tuesday, April 24
Game 1: #8 Stonehill at #1 Southern Connecticut – 2:00 p.m.
Game 2: #7 New Haven at #2 Adelphi – 2:00 p.m.
Game 3: #6 Southern New Hampshire at #3 Assumption – 2:00 p.m.
Game 4: #5 UMass Lowell at #4 Le Moyne – 2:00 p.m.

At Highest Remaining Seed -

Thursday, April 26 -
Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner – 1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 winner – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 27
Game 7: Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser – 10:00 a.m.
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner – 12:30 p.m.
Game 9: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28
Game 10: Game 9 winner vs. Game 8 winner – 11:00 a.m.
Game 11: If Necessary – 30 minutes after conclusion of Game 10

Sunday, April 29
Rain Date for Thursday's - Saturday games

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