DELAND, Fla. (May 7, 2008) - After an 11-day hiatus, the ETSU softball team finally returns back to the diamond when they open the 2008 Atlantic Sun Tournament hosted Holiday Inn against Mercer at 9 a.m. from Patricia Wilson Field.
ETSU, who have not played since splitting with Kennesaw State back on April 26, is in search of its first-ever conference title this weekend and hopes to set two school records as well.
The Lady Bucs secured the No. 4 seed after going 28-31, 10-12 in conference action. ETSU is two victories shy of setting the all-time single-season wins mark and three stolen bases away of eclipsing the 93 thefts in 2005.
ETSU and Mercer squared off almost two weeks in
Mercer leads the all-time series 4-2, but both teams have split the last two doubleheaders.
Below is a breakdown of the tournament match-ups:
#3 Mercer vs. # 4 ETSU, 9 a.m.
#1 Lipscomb vs. # 6 Gardner-Webb, 11 p.m.
#2 Stetson vs. #5
The winner of ETSU/Mercer will face the winner of Stetson/Campbell on Thursday; while the loser between ETSU/Mercer gets the winner Lipscomb/Gardner-Webb - which will also be played Thursday.
Fans unable to make the trip to DeLand, can view all the action by visiting, http://asun.playonsports.tv/ or click the link above.
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