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Softball Earns First-Ever Post-Season Berth, Headed to ECAC Tournament

FROSTBURG, MD - Frostburg State has earned a berth in the 2004 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Southern Championship. It is the first post-season bid in the program's nine-year history.

The Bobcats (26-13) are the No. 6 seed and will visit No. 3 Misericordia (32-10) Wednesday at 4:00 pm in one of the two first-round play-in games.

No. 4 Pitt-Bradford (21-6) will host No. 5 Widener in Wednesday's other play-in game.

The two first-round winners will advance to the four-team double elimination portion to be hosted by No. 1 Montclair State Saturday and Sunday.

Montclair State (29-10), which has won the last four ECAC titles, will take on the Pitt-Bradford-Widener winner Saturdy at 11, while No.2 Ursinus (31-9-1) will face the Misericordia-FSU winner at 1.

2004 ECAC Division III Southern Softball Championship
First Round - Wednesday, May 5
No. 6 Frostburg State (26-13) at Misericordia (32-10), 4 pm
No. 5 Widener (23-12) at No. 4 Pitt-Bradford (21-6), tba

Double Elimination Tournament - Saturday, May 8 at Montclair State (Upper Montclair, N.J.)
Game 1: No. 1 Montclair State (29-10) vs. Pitt-Bradford/Widener
Game 2: No. 2 Ursinus (31-9-1) vs. Misericordia/Frostburg State
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2

Sunday, May 9 at Montclair State
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4
Game 6: Championship: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5
Game 7: Same as Game 6 (if needed)

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780