FOREST, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Softball Team has earned the #8 seed for next weekend's Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament, ODAC officials announced Sunday evening. It marks the third straight year and fourth time in the last five seasons that the Wasps have reached the postseason.
E&H (15-25) will take on top-seeded and No. 4 nationally-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College (34-5) on Friday at noon, on Field 1 of the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Virginia.
With a win in their first contest, the Wasps will play the winner of #4 Lynchburg College and #5 Roanoke College at 7:00 p.m. A loss will see E&H take on the loser of the LC-RC matchup at 5:00 p.m. Both games will also be played on Field 1.
In last year's tournament, the Wasps blazed a trail through the Losers' Bracket after dropping their first game to Roanoke, 3-1. E&H eliminated three teams from the tournament, defeating Eastern Mennonite, 2-1, in 11 innings to finish day one. The Wasps opened Saturday with a win over Virginia Wesleyan, 3-1, and avenged their opening round loss to Roanoke, 4-1, eliminating the Maroons from further play.
Emory & Henry's 2015 run came to a close with a 2-1 loss to Lynchburg in – unofficially – the tournament's third-place game. All told, the Wasps eliminated the #1, #3 and #7 seeds before their own exit.
Full tournament coverage can be found on the ODAC website by clicking the following links:
2015 ODAC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
James I. Moyer Sports Complex - Salem, Va.
Friday, April 29
Game 1: #1 Virginia Wesleyan vs. #8 Emory & Henry - Field 1 - 12:00 p.m.
Game 2: #4 Lynchburg vs. #5 Roanoke - Field 3 - 12:00 p.m.
Game 3: #2 Eastern Mennonite vs. #7 Randolph - Field 1 - 2:00 p.m.
Game 4: #3 Randolph-Macon vs. #6 Guilford - Field 3 - 2:00 p.m.
Game 5: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 - Field 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Game 6: Loser G3 vs. Loser G4 - Field 3 - 5:00 p.m.
Game 7: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 - Field 1 - 7:00 p.m.
Game 8: Winner G3 vs. Winner G4 - Field 3 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30
Game 9: Winner G5 vs. Loser G8 - Field 1 - 11:00 a.m.
Game 10: Winner G6 vs. Loser G7 - Field 3 - 11:00 a.m.
Game 11: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8 - Field 1 - 2:00 p.m.
Game 12: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10 - Field 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Game 13: Winner G12 vs. Loser G11 - Field 1 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 1
Game 14: Winner G11 vs. Winner G13 - Field 1 - 1:00 p.m.
Game 15: Rematch of Game 14 - Field 1 - 4:00 p.m.