Sunday, April 15, 2012


Brevard earns third berth, second in a row to the postseason

Rock Hill, S.C. - After a season which saw the Tornados sweep conference opponents Lincoln Memorial, Newberry and Wingate, the Brevard College softball team is headed back to the postseason as BC earned their third berth in program history to the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference tournament.

Brevard finished the regular season with a 23-22 record, 9-9 in South Atlantic Conference play in earning the six-seed in the postseason tournament, which will be held at Tusculum’s Red Edmonds Field, beginning on Thursday in Greeneville, Tenn.

Lenoir-Rhyne will be the top seed at the tournament after going 14-4 in the SAC to win the league’s regular-season title.

L-R swept a pair of games over Lincoln Memorial on Saturday to finish ahead of No. 2 seed Catawba – which finished 12-5 -- in the final SAC standings.

The Bears’ conference title is the program’s third in a row and eighth overall. L-R enters the SAC Championship with an overall record of 42-11.

Anderson swept Tusculum on Saturday and will be the Championship’s No. 3 seed. In just the program’s second year of competition in the SAC, the Trojans made a significant jump after finishing ninth in the SAC a year ago.

After going 10-8 in the conference and 29-20 overall, Carson-Newman earned the No. 4 seed. The Eagles will face No. 5 seed Tusculum in the Championship’s first round.

TC and Brevard both finished with identical 9-9 SAC records, but the Pioneers earned the higher seed by virtue of a 2-0 head-to-head record over the Tornados.

Seeded seventh in the Championship is Wingate followed by Mars Hill at No. 8. WU will face Catawba in the first round, while MHC will take on Lenoir-Rhyne.

The 2012 Food Lion SAC Softball Championship will take place Thursday through Sunday on Tusculum’s campus. Thursday’s first-round action is slated to get underway at 10:30 a.m. at Red Edmonds Field.

Complete information on the Championship, including full brackets, can be found at SAC Championship Central.

2012 Food Lion SAC Softball Championship – First Round Schedule
Thurs., April 19 | Red Edmonds Field | Greeneville, Tenn.
No. 4 Carson-Newman vs. No. 5 Tusculum 10:30 a.m.
No. 3 Anderson vs. No. 6 Brevard, 1 p.m.
No. 2 Catawba vs. No. 7 Wingate, 3:30 p.m.
No. 1 Lenoir-Rhyne vs. No. 8 Mars Hill, 6 p.m.