MACON, Ga. (May 5, 2008) - With the regular seasons winding down in both softball and baseball, Atlantic Sun Conference teams begin preparations for the conference tournament and an opportunity to secure the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. All of the action from the 2008 Atlantic Sun Softball and Baseball Championships will be webcast live on ASun.TV and is available to new subscribers for only $9.99. To purchase a subscription or view ASun.TV's championship schedule, visit www.asun.tv.
This year's tournaments, hosted by
The ETSU softball team kicks off the tournament when they face Mercer Thursday morning at 9 a.m. The Lady Bucs earned the tournament's No. 4 seed after finishing the regular season with a mark of 28-31, 10-12, and are looking to break two school records while in DeLand. Head coach Andrea Mangrum's club is two wins shy of setting the new all-time wins record and three stolen bases away of eclipsing the 93 thefts that were totaled in 2005.
The ETSU baseball team is battling both Campbell and Stetson for the league's sixth seed. The Bucs have nine games remaining; however, six of those are against conference foes (three at
"In only our first year broadcasting ASun.TV, we have had tremendous response from fans about the ability to see high-quality video through their computers," said Atlantic Sun Conference Commissioner Ted Gumbart. "We are excited to conclude the debut season with the softball and baseball tournaments, both traditionally outstanding events in the Atlantic Sun Conference."
The tournament can be viewed live and via on-demand replay by all fans with high speed internet access. Fans may purchase a
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