Simpson Earns No. 4 Seed in GASC Softball Tournament
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - After winning the California Pacific Conference (Cal Pac) for the fourth straight year, the Simpson University women’s softball team will be playing in the 2015 Golden State Athletic Conference (GASC) Softball Tournament for a chance to earn a berth to the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round. The Lady Red Hawks earned the No. 4 seed.
The tournament is a six-team double-elimination tournament hosted by GSAC regular-season champion Concordia in Irvine on April 30-May 2. Other teams competing in the tournament are No. 2 Biola, No. 3 Vanguard, No. 5William Jessup and No. 6 San Diego Christian.
The Lady Red Hawks will open tournament play with a first-round game against former Cal Pac rival William Jessup University on April 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 30 - Seeds #1 and #2 receive a first-round bye.
- 9:30 am - Game 1 - #5 William Jessup (22-24) vs. #4 Simpson (33-15)
- 11:45 am - Game 2 - #6 San Diego Christian (28-20) vs. #3 Vanguard (36-20)
- 2:00 pm - Game 3 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
- 4:15 pm - Game 4 - Winner Game 1 vs. #1 Concordia (46-6)
Friday, May 1
- :30 am - Game 5 - Winner Game 2 vs. #2 Biola (32-16)
- 11:45 am - Game 6 - Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
- 2:00 pm - Game 7 - Loser Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
- 4:15 pm - Game 8 - Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
Saturday, May 2
- 10:00 am - Game 9 - Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8
- 12:30 pm - Game 10 - Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9
- Game 11 - If necessary - If Winner Game 8 loses Game 10, two teams will play again
The GSAC regular-season champion is the first automatic qualifier to the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round. The tournament champion will receive the second automatic bid to NAIA postseason play. If the GSAC regular-season champion wins the tournament, the other finalist will receive the second berth.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.