NECC Softball Tournament Gets Underway Tuesday, May 1

NECC Softball Tournament Gets Underway Tuesday, May 1

Lesley University finished the regular season 18-0 and earned the top seed in the upcoming New England Collegiate Conference Softball Championship. The Lynx (25-10 overall, 18-0 NECC) earned a first round bye and will host the weekend tournament at Wellesley College begining 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.

Daniel Webster College (20-17, 12-6 NECC) will be the tournament's third seed and will host sixth-seeded Regis College (8-23, 8-10 NECC) while 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

Tuesday, May 1, 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)