Here is a quick look at Friday's NCAA softball tourney at Yale's DeWitt Family Field:
Southern Connecticut vs. Assumption
Where: DeWitt Family Field, New Haven
When: Today, noon
Game 1: No. 1 Southern Conn. (37-10) vs. No. 8 Assumption (33-16), noon
Game 2: No. 4 Caldwell (37-14) vs. No. 5 UMass-Lowell (33-16), 2:30 p.m.
What to look for: Top-seeded Southern has lost four of five heading into the tourney but the Owls swept all three teams in the region in the regular season. SCSU is led by Northeast-10 Player of the Year Brittany Bucko (17 HRs,.428 average) and pitcher Jayme Larson (20-3, 1.68 ERA). Assumption earned the automatic berth in the NCAA by winning the NE-10 tournament and is paced by Jennifer Lowrey (18-8, 1.79 ERA) who was named the conference’s pitcher of the year.
SCSU coach Lisa Barbaro is pictured above.
Labels: NCAA softball, Southern Connecticut softball