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Sun Belt Conference Softball Championship Enters Day Three

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Day three of the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Softball Championship gets underway on Friday at Lamson Park, with two games on the schedule.

Play begins at 11 am, with an elimination game, featuring sixth-seeded ULM. and fourth-seeded WKU, who each have one loss.

The Warhawks lost to second-seeded South Alabama, 8-1, on Thursday, while WKU fell to top-seeded Louisiana, 5-3.

The WKU/ULM winner advances to play at 5 o’clock against the Louisiana/South Alabama loser, while the loser is eliminated from the tournament.

WKU (33-23-1) won two of the three times they played ULM (24-26) during the regular season.

At 2 o’clock, top-seeded Louisiana will take on second-seeded South Alabama in a winners bracket game.

The Cajuns defeated WKU, 5-3, on Thursday, on a walk-off grand slam home run by Shellie Landry in the bottom half of the seventh inning, while the Jaguars were an 8-1 winner over ULM.

Louisiana, who is 42-7-1, overall, comes into the game riding a 13-game win streak, including wins in 34 of their last 36 games.

South Alabama, who is 39-11 on the season, is looking to repeat as tournament champions, after winning last year in Troy, Alabama.

The Cajuns defeated the Jaguars in two of the three games they played against each other during the regular season.

The winner of the Louisiana/South Alabama game advances to the tournament final on Saturday, while the loser will play at 5 pm against the survivor of the WKU/ULM game, with the winner of that game advancing to the title game.

The complete tournament bracket is below:

 

2014 Sun Belt Conference Softball Championship

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
G1          #6 ULM 3,  #7 Troy 2  (Troy eliminated)
G2          #5 Texas St. 1,  #8 UT-Arlington 5  (Texas St. eliminated)
G3          ULM 2,  #3 Georgia St 1  (Georgia St. eliminated)                                         G4          UT-Arlington 1,  #4 WKU 6  (UT-Arlington eliminated)

Thursday, May 8, 2014
G5          ULM 1,  #2 South Alabama 8
G6          WKU 3,  #1 Louisiana 5

Friday, May 9, 2014
G7          ULM  vs. WKU                                     11:00 AM
G8          Louisiana  vs.  South Alabama            2:00 PM
G9          Loser G8 vs. Winner G7                      5:00 PM

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Championship Game

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