2011 GNAC Softball Playoff Schedule
Article courtesy of GNAC communications.
The 2011 GNAC Softball Playoff pairings are now available. The Emerson College Lions will clinch the top seed in the playoffs with an astonishing conference record of 22-2, and overall record of 26-10. The Lions played an incredible regular season, earning two critical one run games over conference rival St. Joseph's ME in the first double-header of the season.
St. Joseph's Maine (21-3, 31-7) earned a close second place finish with already a 30 win season under their belt. Simmons (19-5, 23-13) earned a third place finish and St. Joseph's Connecticut (16-8, 20-16) took fourth place. Rounding out the final four playoff spots is #5 Rivier (14-10, 22-12), #6 Johnson & Wales (12-12, 18-21), #7 Lasell (11-13, 11-27) and #8 Pine Manor (10-14, 10-21).
The GNAC tournament will be an eight team tournament bracket with the First Round beginning Wednesday, April 27th at #5 Rivier and #6 Johnson & Wales, with Emerson, St. Joseph's ME, Simmons and St. Joseph's CT receiving byes.
Please see the link below for an updated view of the Tournament Bracket.
Rankings and Schedule
#1 Emerson 22-2
#2 St. Joseph's Maine 21-3
#3 Simmons 19-5
#4 St. Joseph's CT 16-8
#5 Rivier 14-10
#6 Johnson & Wales 12-12
#7 Lasell 11-13
#8 Pine Manor 10-14
Wednesday, April 27th: First Round
Game 1: #8 Pine Manor @ #5 Rivier- 6:30pm
Game 2: #7 Lasell @ #6 Johnson & Wales- 2:05pm at Pierce Field
Friday, April 29th: Quarter Finals
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. #4 St. Joseph's Conn. - Time, Location TBD
Game 4: Winner of Game 2 vs. #3 Simmons- At St. Joseph's Maine, 2:00pm
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. #1 Emerson- Time, Location TBD
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 @ #2 St. Joseph's Maine- 4:00pm
Saturday, April 30th: Semi-Finals
Game 7: Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 6- Time, Location TBD
Game 8: Loser of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 5- Time, Location TBD
Game 9: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6- Time, Location TBD
Game 10: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8- Time, Location TBD
Sunday, May 1st: Championship
Game 11: Winner of Game 10 vs. Loser of Game 9- Time, Location TBD
Game 12: Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 9- Time, Location TBD
Game 13: If necessary