Thomas Seeded Second in NAC Softball Tournament

Thomas Seeded Second in NAC Softball Tournament

WHITINGHAM, Vt. --- Thomas College has secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Softball Championship Tournament, which begins with opening-round games on Friday, May 6 in Castleton, Vt.

For the Printable Tournament Bracket - click HERE.

The Terriers (16-17 overall, 9-3 NAC) will take on third-seeded New England College (21-19, 8-4) at noon. Castleton (17-11, 10-2), which claimed the top seed and hosting rights, opens the tournament with a 10 a.m. game with fourth-seeded Husson (14-23, 7-5). The losers of game 1 and game 2 will play in game 3 at 2:00 p.m. with the loser exiting the tournament. Game 4 will be played between the winners of game 1 and game 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Tournament action will continue onto Saturday, as the winner of game 3 will take on the loser of game 4 at 1:30 p.m. Then at 3:30 p.m. the winners of game 4 and game 5 will square off. If the undefeated team (winner of game 4) wins, they earn the championship title, but if they are beaten, the tournament will continue onto Sunday with game 7 at 1:00 p.m.

The NAC tournament champion will earn an automatic bid into the upcoming 2016 NCAA Division III Softball Championship.

2016 NAC SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
All start times and dates are subject to change

Hosted by Castleton

Friday, May 6
Game 1: No. 4 Husson (14-23, 7-5) at No. 1 Castleton (17-11, 10-2) - 10:00 a.m.
Game 2: No. 3 New England College (21-19, 8-4) vs. No. 2 Thomas (16-17, 9-3) - 12:00 p.m.
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 - 1:30 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 - 3:30 p.m. 

Sunday, May 8
Game 7: If necessary - 1:00 p.m.