SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference announced today (May 4) the bracket for the league’s 2014 Softball Championship.  Tournament action will get underway Wednesday morning at the UNCG Softball Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.

Georgia Southern earned the top seed in the tournament after finishing the regular season 33-19 overall and 15-6 in SoCon play to earn its third SoCon regular season title in school history. The Eagles are the two-time defending SoCon tournament champions after defeating UNCG 1-0 on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning last year.

The 21st annual SoCon Championship is set to start Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., as No. 2 seed Chattanooga (30-19, 13-7 SoCon) will play No. 7 Appalachian State (19-30, 7-13 SoCon). Game two will feature No. 3 Furman (28-24, 12-8 SoCon) battling No. 6 Western Carolina (18-32, 8-13 SoCon) at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Georgia Southern will play No. 8 Elon (24-27-1, 6-15 SoCon) at 3 p.m. in game three, while Wednesday’s final game will feature No. 4 Samford (36-16, 11-9 SoCon) and fifth-seeded UNCG (27-24, 10-11 SoCon), with play set to begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.

The championship is a double-elimination tournament, culminating in a winner-take-all championship game on Saturday. All game times are Eastern Standard and subject to change.  The winner of the Softball Championship will receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA regional softball tournament.

Tickets will be available for purchase on site.  All-session adult passes will be available for $30 while all-session youth passes will cost $15.  Single session passes will also be available for purchase and will cost $5 for adults and $3 for youths. Students at Southern Conference institutions get in free with a valid I.D.

All of the action will be available LIVE through SoConTV. Fans that are unable to attend will have the opportunity to view all of the games by logging on to and subscribing to SoConTV. The championship game, which is slated for Saturday at 1:00 p.m., will be broadcast on ESPN3. From the first pitch to the final out, every moment of the softball action will be available, including exclusive coach and student-athlete interviews and the final awards presentation. 


2014 Southern Conference Softball Championship – UNCG Softball Stadium – Greensboro, N.C.
Wednesday, May 7
Game 1: #2 Chattanooga vs. #7 Appalachian State, 10 a.m.
Game 2: #3 Furman vs. #6 Western Carolina, 12:30 p.m.
Game 3: #1 Georgia Southern vs. #8 Elon, 3 p.m.
Game 4: #4 Samford vs. #5 UNCG , 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 8
Game 5: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser                                   9 a.m.
Game 6: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser                                   11:30 p.m.
Game 7: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner                               2 p.m.
Game 8: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner                               4:30 p.m.
Game 9: Game 8 Loser vs. Game 5 Winner                                 7:00 p.m.
Game 10: Game 7 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner                               9:30 p.m.
Friday, May 9
Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner                             10 a.m.
Game 12: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner                            12:30 p.m.
Game 13 (if necessary): Game 11 Loser vs. Game 11 Winner       3:00 p.m.
Game 14 (if necessary): Game 12 Loser vs. Game 12 Winner       5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 15
Game 15: Game 11/13 Winner vs. Game 12/14 Winner                 1:00 p.m. (ESPN3)