The wheel of spring championships now turns to SOFTBALL, with the 2014 Big South Championship to be played Thursday, May 8th, through Sunday, May 11th. The four-day event featuring all nine Big South softball teams will be hosted by Coastal Carolina University. Games for the first three days will be seen on the Big South Network (streamed for FREE, of course), with Sunday’s final airing on ESPNU.
SCHDEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change)
The host institution has the option to play in the 7:30pm slot on Thursday, May 9 (unless the No. 8 or No. 9 seed). The bracket will be adjusted accordingly.
Thursday, May 8
Game 1: No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed (single elimination), 9:00am
Game 2: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 12:00pm
Game 3: No. 1 seed vs. No. 8/9 Winner, 2:30pm
Game 4: No. 2 seed vs. No. 7 seed, 5:00pm
Game 5: No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed, 7:30pm
Friday, May 9
Game 6: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, 9:00am
Game 7: Loser Game 4 vs. Loser Game 5, 11:30am
Game 8: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, 2:00pm
Game 9: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 4:30pm
Game 10: Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 7, 7:00pm
Game 11: Loser Game 9 vs. Winner Game 6, 9:30pm
Saturday, May 10
Game 12: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 10:00am (TV: ESPN3)
Game 13: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 11, 12:30pm (TV: ESPN3)
Game 14: if necessary, 3:00pm (TV: ESPN3)
Game 15: if necessary, 5:30pm (TV: ESPN3)
Sunday, May 11 – Championship Game
TBD vs. TBD, 12:00pm (TV: ESPNU)
** – Game 14 will be necessary if the winner of Game 10 defeats the winner of Game 9. Game 15 will be necessary if the winner of Game 11 defeats the winner of Game 8. If both games are played, they will both be played on Saturday.