May 14, 2006


RIC Softballís Hopes Of A Championship
Are In Mother Natureís Hands

NCAA Regional Championship Game: Anchorwomen vs. Williams, Monday, May 15, 4:00 p.m.


Providence, RIó The recent weather drenching much of New England is also playing havoc with the Rhode Island College Softball teamís chances of advancing to the NCAA Softball Championship. The Anchorwomen, who are the second seed in the Northeast Regional of the NCAA Div. III Softball Tournament, hosted by Babson College, currently own a 2-0 record and await top-seeded Williams in a winnerís bracket contest.


Due to the rain and unplayable field conditions, the matchup of the two top teams in the regional has been postponed for two consecutive days. The game is tentatively scheduled to be played tomorrow, May 15, at 4:00 p.m. The winner of the contest will be awarded the regional championship and earn a berth into the National Championship Tournament, in Raleigh, North Carolina, next week.


Per NCAA rules, a team representing the Northeast Regional must be known by the end of the day on Monday. Because of this, the regional, which held a double-elimination format, will now feature the winner-take-all matchup between RIC and Williams. The remaining five teams participating in the tournament have all been eliminated as they each have at least one loss.


If weather and field conditions do not allow the game between the Anchorwomen and Williams to be played by the end of the day on Monday, Williams will advance due to its higher seed in the regional.