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ROWAN SOFTBALL HOSTS KEAN UNIVERSITY IN THE FIRST ROUND OF NJAC CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT


GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University softball team hosts Kean University in the first round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship Tournament on Tuesday, April 30 at 4 p.m.  The Profs (35-5) are the top seed in the conference tournament while the Cougars (24-5-1) are seeded sixth.



In the other first round games, the second seed Montclair State University (37-3) is home against the fifth seed William Paterson University (19-19).  The fourth seed Richard Stockton College (30-9) travels to the third seed The College of New Jersey (25-11).  The conference tournament is double elimination.   

Rowan will host the remainder of the NJAC Championship Tournament on Friday-Sunday, May 3-5.  Tickets are: $5 for adults and $2 for students with ID, senior citizens and children.  The conference champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

This is Rowan’s 24th appearance in the NJAC Championship Tournament and 10th straight.  The Profs have captured the conference title seven times (2012, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1994, 1990, 1983).  Last year, Rowan defeated Montclair State, 3-1 in the final game of the conference tournament.  Kean captured the NJAC Championship two straight years (2011, 2010). 

During the regular season, Rowan swept doubleheaders at Kean, 9-2 and 4-0; versus William Paterson, 5-0 and 3-0 and at The College of New Jersey, 4-0 and 5-2.  At home, the Profs split games against the Opsreys.  Rowan had a 3-0 shutout in the opener and Richard Stockton took the nightcap, 6-5.  Last Saturday, the Profs defeated the Red Hawks, 3-0 in the first game and Montclair State took the second, 2-1 in nine innings.  

TCNJ has won the NJAC championship 11 times while Richard Stockton has yet to win the conference title. The Lions’ last championship came in 2000.  William Paterson has won the conference championship four times and Montclair State has three.

The NJAC Softball Championship Tournament schedule is below. Results and the updated schedule for the conference tournament will be available at rowanathletics.com andnjacsports.com.

Tue., April 30 (at higher seeds)
Game 1:  #6 Kean University (24-15-1) at #1 Rowan University (35-5), 4 p.m.
Game 2:  #5 William Paterson University  (19-19) at #2 Montclair State University (37-3), 4 p.m.
Game 3:  #4 Richard Stockton College (30-9) at #3 The College of NJ (25-11), 4 p.m.

Fri., May 3 (Rowan University Softball Field)
Game 4:  loser game 1 vs. loser game 2, 11 a.m.
Game 5:  winner game 1 vs. loser game 3, 1 p.m.
Game 6:  winner game 2 vs. winner game 3, 3 p.m.

IF FOUR TEAMS REMAIN AFTER GAME 6:

Sat., May 4 (Rowan University Softball Field)
Game 7:  winner game 5 vs. winner game 6, 10 a.m.
Game 8:  winner game 4 vs. loser game 6, noon
Game 9:  loser game 7 vs. winner game 8, 2 p.m.

Sun., May 5 (Rowan University Softball Field)
Game 10:  winner game 7 vs. winner game 9, 11 a.m.
Game 11:  same teams as game 10 (if necessary), TBA

IF FIVE TEAMS REMAIN AFTER GAME 6:

Sat., May 4 (Rowan University Softball Field)
Game 7:  loser game 5 vs. loser game 6, 10 a.m.
Game 8:  winner game 4 vs. winner game 5, noon
Game 9:  winner game 6 vs. winner game 7, 2 p.m.

IF TWO TEAMS REMAIN AFTER GAME 9:

Sun., May 5 (Rowan University Softball Field)
Game 10:  winner game 8 vs. winner game 9, 11 a.m.
Game 11:  same teams as game 10 (if necessary), TBA

IF THREE TEAMS REMAIN AFTER GAME 9:

Sun., May 5 (Rowan University Softball Field)
Game 10:  winner game 8 vs. loser game 9, 11 a.m.
Game 11:  winner game 9 vs. winner game 10, 1 p.m. 
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