College softball tourneys start today
April 29. 2013 10:18PM
The 2013 Northeast-10 softball championships begin today with two first-round games including one at St. Anselm College.
The Hawks will host Stonehill at 3 p.m. and Southern Connecticut will entertain Le Moyne.
Beginning Thursday, the single-elimination tournament will be hosted by top-seeded Southern New Hampshire University. On Thursday at 4 p.m., UMass Lowell will play the winner of the Le Moyne-Southern Connecticut game, while the 7 p.m. nightcap will feature New Haven against the winner of the St. Anselm-Stonehill contest.
On Friday at 4 p.m., Adelphi will meet either UMass Lowell, Le Moyne or Southern Connecticut. Southern New Hampshire takes the field at 7 p.m. to challenge either New Haven, St. Anselm or Stonehill.
The two winners on Friday will clash for the championship at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Little East Conference
Eastern Connecticut State University will host the Little East Conference softball championships on Thursday in Mansfield, Conn.
The six-team double elimination tourney finds sixth-ranked UMass-Boston playing top-ranked Eastern Connecticut at noon. The 2 p.m. game features second-ranked Plymouth State against fifth-ranked Rhode Island College and the 4 p.m. contest has fourth-seeded Keene State battling third-ranked Western Connecticut State University.
The 6 p.m. contest fields the losers of games one and two.
On Friday, four more games are on tap beginning at noon, including the winners' bracket final at 2 p.m.
The championship game is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday and if a second title game is needed, it will follow at 4 p.m.