SKYHAWK SOFTBALL CLAIMS FIFTH SEED IN OVC TOURNAMENT

May 6, 2013

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MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin softball team opens play in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament as the No. 5 seed when it takes on No. 4 Murray State Racers on Wednesday, May 8 at Williams Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

This marks the sixth consecutive season the Skyhawks have advanced to the OVC Tournament, while appearing in 11 of the past 12 and winning two league tournaments to advance to the NCAA Tournament under the direction of head coach Donley Canary, most recently in 2012.

The Skyhawks (33-18, 14-10 OVC) enter the postseason as winners of their last three games. That includes wins over OVC champion and tournament host Eastern Illinois (2-1 on April 28) and Southeast Missouri (11-9 and 14-5 on May 4).


2013 Ohio Valley Conference Softball Championship – Charleston, Ill.

Wednesday, May 8

Game 1: #3 Eastern Kentucky vs. #6 Jacksonville State – 10 a.m.

Game 2: #2 SIUE vs. #7 Tennessee Tech – 12:30 p.m.

Game 3: #1 Eastern Illinois vs. #8 Morehead State – 3 p.m.

Game 4: #4 Murray State vs. #5 UT Martin  – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 9

Game 5: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser – 10 a.m.

Game 6: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner – 12:30 p.m.

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner – 3 p.m.

Game 8: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 10

Game 9: Game 7 loser vs. Game 5 winner – 10 a.m.

Game 10: Game 6 loser vs. Game 8 winner – 12:30 p.m.

Game 11: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner – 3 p.m.

Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11

Game 13: Game 11 loser vs. Game 12 winner – 10 a.m.

Game 14: Game 11 winner vs. Game 13 winner – 12:30 p.m.

(Game 15 if necessary follows 30 minutes after Game 14)

ALL TIMES CENTRAL



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