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Softball - Fri, May. 4, 2012
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PULASKI, Tenn. -- The 2012 TranSouth Conference Softball Championships will be held at a neutral site this year in Jackson, Tennessee, at the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportplex. The tournament will begin Wednesday, May 2, and conclude Friday, May 4.
 
The neutral site will allow the double elimination tournament to hold two games at a time through the first games on Friday. Following those games, the tournament will return to a single-game schedule for the semi-final and final games.

HELPFUL LINKS

Directions to Sportplex | Jackson Weather | City of Jackson
Bracket | Live Stats | Live Audio (Friday games only)
National Tournament Information | Rankings


2012 POST SEASON AWARDS


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Shelby Lamb, Union (photo)
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Brooke Thomas, Union (photo)
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Veronika Fukunishi, Martin Methodist (photo)
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Kelly Robey, Union (photo)
COACH OF THE YEAR:  Heather Hall, Union (photo)
Regular Season Champion: Union University (photo)
All-Conference Teams (1st team photo) (2nd team photo)
Scholar Athlete Teams

SCHEDULE/RESULTS


Wednesday, May 2
GAME 1 - 5:00 p.m. - #6 Mid-Continent  def.  #3 Martin Methodist (box)
GAME 2 - 5:00 p.m. - #2 Freed-Hardeman def. #7 Bethel (box)
AWARDS CEREMONY HELD 15 MIN. FOLLOWING CONCLUSION OF BOTH 5:00 P.M. GAMES
GAME 3 - 8:40 p.m. - #1 Union def. #8 Lyon (box)
GAME 4 - 8:40 p.m. - #4 Cumberland def. #5 Blue Mountain (box)
*Games 3 and 4 delayed for weather

Thursday, May 3
GAME 5 - 4:00 p.m. - #3 Martin Methodist def.  #7 Bethel - (box)
Bethel eliminated
GAME 6 - 4:00 p.m. -#5 Blue Mountain def.  #8 Lyon (box)
Lyon eliminated
GAME 7 - 6:00 p.m. - #2 Freed-Hardeman def. #6 Mid-Continent - (box)
GAME 8 - 6:00 p.m. - #1 Union def. #4 Cumberland (box)
GAME 9 - 8:00 p.m. - #3 Martin Methodist def.  #4 Cumberland   (box)
Cumberland eliminated
GAME 10 - 8:00 p.m. - #5 Blue Mountain  def.  #6 Mid-Continent (box)
Mid-Continent eliminated 

Friday, May 4
GAME 11 - 2:00 p.m. - #1 Union def. #2 Freed-Hardeman (box)
GAME 12 - 2:00 p.m. - #3 Martin Methodist  def. #5 Blue Mountain (box)
Blue Mountain eliminated
GAME 13 - 4:00 p.m. #2 Freed-Hardeman def. #3 Martin Methodist - (box)
Martin Methodist eliminated
GAME 14 - 6:00 p.m. - #1 Union def. #2 Freed-Hardeman 4-3 (box)
GAME 15 (if necessary) - 8:00 p.m. - (box)

Union University claims the automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round.


2012 FINAL STANDINGS

1. Union (25-3)
2. Freed-Hardeman (18-10)
2. Martin Methodist (18-10)
4. Cumberland (15-13)
5. Blue Mountain (12-16)
6. Mid-Continent (10-18)
7. Bethel (9-19)
8. Lyon (5-23)

*FHU is the 2 seed by virtue tiebreaker, MMC and FHU split. Against TSAC teams in order 1-8, both MMC and FHU went 1-3 with Union, but FHU went 3-1 with CU to MMC's split with CU.

 

CONTACT INFO


Media Contacts: Claire Cook - email: ccook@martinmethodist.edu - (cell) 931-309-3023
John Armstrong - email: jarmstrong@fhu.edu - (cell)
West Tennessee Sportsplex: Ricky Yates, Operations Dir./Softball - 800-941-2415