GLASSBORO, NJ – The #21 Rowan softball team is the top seed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship (NJAC) Tournament.
The Profs finished 18-1 in the conference and have a bye in the first round on Tuesday, May 4. Rowan (25-5) will host the quarterfinals which is a best of three series on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. The Profs host the first round winner between #8 Ramapo College and #9 Rutgers-Newark on Friday, May 7 at 2 and 5 p.m. and the if necessary game is on Saturday, May 8 at 2 p.m.
This year, the conference tournament has a new format. All 10 teams advance to the postseason. With the seventh through 10thteams playing a single elimination game in the first round on Tuesday, May 4. The quarterfinals (May 7-8), semifinals (May 11-12) and championship (May 14-15) is the best of three games. The NJAC champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
This is Rowan’s 31st appearance in the conference tournament and 17th straight. The softball team has been the NJAC champion 10 times (2018, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1994, 1990, 1983).
The seeds for the conference tournament are: #1 Rowan, #2 The College of New Jersey, #3 Montclair State, #4 Kean, #5 William Paterson, #6 Stockton, #7 Rutgers-Camden, #8 Ramapo, #9 Rutgers-Newark and #10 New Jersey City.
During the regular season, the Profs defeated Ramapo, 3-2 in eight innings and 10-5 at home. They swept Rutgers-Newark, 10-0 and 12-0 in five innings on the road.