ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend softball team received their ninth overall bid to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) DIII Softball Championships, announced on Monday afternoon.
The Lions are the top seed and will receive a first-round bye. Behrend will host the semifinal and championship rounds of the tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The Lions will take on the winner of No. 5 Hunter and No. 4 Albright.
Behrend returns to the ECAC Tournament for the second consecutive season in search for its first title. This year, the Lions won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) regular-season championship with a 16-2 mark to earn the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. The Lions fell to Franciscan on Sunday to be eliminated from the tournament.
First Round - Wednesday, May 8 at campus sites
*Game times are TBD
*Game 1: No. 7 Alvernia at No. 2 Neumann
*Game 2: No. 3 Pfeiffer at No. 6 Franciscan
*Game 3: No. 5 Hunter at No. 4 Albright
Semifinals - Saturday, May 11 - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
*Game 5: No. 1 Penn State Behrend vs. Winner Game 3
*Game 6: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Championship - Sunday, May 12 - 1 p.m.
*Game 7: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6