PREVIEW: Softball Enters NAC Tournament This Weekend as No. 4 Seed

PREVIEW: Softball Enters NAC Tournament This Weekend as No. 4 Seed

With Contributions from the North Atlantic Conference

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College softball team will look to defend the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship as they travel Husson University on Friday, May 4, for a four-team double elimination playoff with Husson, New England College, and Castleton.

The Eagles (17-12 overall) captured the top seed in the conference tournament after posting a 6-2 record in NAC play, while New England College (9-3 NAC, 15-21 overall) earned the No. 2 seed, Castleton took third (7-3, 11-15) and Thomas claimed fourth (8-4, 19-15).

Husson will host Thomas at 10:00 a.m. in Game 1, while New England College will take on Castleton at 12:00 p.m. in Game 2. 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 12:00 p.m. Then at 2:00 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.

No. 1 Husson vs. No. 4 Thomas – Game 1 – 10:00 a.m.

The two teams will square off for the first time since April 18 where each team took one game of a conference doubleheader at Husson.  The Eagles walked off in the seventh inning with a 4-3 victory as they trailed Thomas 3-1 in game one.  The Terriers answered back with a strong 6-2 win in game two to split the series.

All tournament games will be streamed live HERE.