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Crusaders to Open League Tournament as Third Seed
Monday, May 05, 2014
The Valparaiso softball team will be the third seed for this week’s Horizon League Championship and will open tournament play at 10 a.m. CT Wednesday morning against sixth-seeded UIC from Dayton, Ohio. The Crusaders are in search of their third consecutive league title.
The Crusaders finished league play with an 11-8 mark, tied with Youngstown State for third place, but earned the third seed based on tiebreakers. Green Bay earned the top seed with an 11-5 record, but was unable to host at its facility, leaving hosting duties to second-seeded Wright State. Cleveland State rounds out the tournament field as the fifth seed.
With a win against UIC in the opener Wednesday morning, Valpo would advance to play Wright State in the double-elimination bracket at 3 p.m. CT later Wednesday afternoon. The tournament runs through Saturday afternoon, with the champion earning the Horizon League’s automatic berth to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.