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Softball team earns ECAC Upstate Championship berth
5/04/09

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University softball team has earned a berth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Upstate Championship tournament and will host Medaille College in a first-round game Wednesday.

The Saxons (25-9), seeded third in the ECAC Upstate tournament, will play sixth-seeded Medaille (20-18) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Hornell High School. If Alfred wins, the Saxons will play second-seeded Brockport (28-11) in a semifinal matchup at noon Saturday (May 9) at Union College.

As the top seed in the six team tournament, Union will host the two semifinals Saturday and Sunday’s championship. Wednesday’s other first-round game, at 4 p.m., will have fourth-seeded RPI (23-12) hosting fifth-seeded Elmira (16-10). The winner of that game will play in the other semifinal against top-seeded Union (26-6) at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Semifinalists will play in a double-elimination format Saturday and Sunday. The semifinal losers will play at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the loser of that game eliminated and winner claiming the loser’s bracket. The semifinals winners will play at 4 p.m., with the loser taking on the winner of the loser’s bracket at 10 a.m. Sunday. The loser of that game is eliminated, while the winner plays the winner of the semifinals round at noon Sunday. If necessary, those two teams will play again for the ECAC Upstate title at 2 p.m. Sunday.

To see the complete championship bracket, please visit the ECAC UPstate championship website at http://www.unionathletics...