2017 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD IS SET; SKYHAWKS SECOND

May 7, 2017

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. –
For the 16th time in the past 17 years, the University of Tennessee at Martin softball team will compete for the Ohio Valley Conference Softball Championship after the tournament field was formally announced over the weekend. The four-day event will be held at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Ala. May 10-13.

UT Martin (36-16, 13-5 OVC) will make its 21st appearance in the event since the OVC Softball Championship’s conception in 1994 as the No. 2 seed. This marks just the second time the Skyhawks have entered the field as the second seed while holding a 29-34 all-time mark in the tournament.

Reigning league and OVC Softball Championship champion Jacksonville State will enter the 2017 event as the No. 1 seed. The Skyhawks are No. 2 followed by SIUE (No. 3), Eastern Illinois (No. 4), Murray State (No. 5), Eastern Kentucky (No. 6), Tennessee Tech (No. 7) and Belmont (No. 8).

This will mark the second time in league history that the tournament has been held at a neutral site. Tourney action will begin on Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. The entire tournament can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.


2017 OVC Softball Championship Schedule - Oxford, Ala.

Wednesday, May 10

Game 1 - #3 SIUE vs. #6 Eastern Kentucky – 10 a.m.

Game 2 - #2 UT Martin vs. #7 Tennessee Tech – 12:30 p.m.

Game 3 - #4 Eastern Illinois vs. #5 Murray State – 3 p.m.

Game 4 - #1 Jacksonville State vs. #8 Belmont – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 11

Game 5 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 10 a.m.

Game 6 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 12:30 p.m.

Game 7 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 – 3 p.m.

Game 8 – Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 12

Game 9 – Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7 – 10 a.m.

Game 10 – Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 6 – 12:30 p.m.

Game 11 – Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7 – 3 p.m.

Game 12 – Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 – 5:30 p.m

Saturday, May 13

Game 13 – Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 11 – 10 a.m.

Game 14 – Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 13 – 12:30 p.m.

(If necessary, Game 15 follows approximately 30 minutes after Game 14)



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