Softball to Face UTA in SBC Tournament Opener


May 7, 2017

Conway - SBC Bracket

With Coastal Carolina University's softball team earning a sweep over Appalachian State this week, they knew they would be playing in their first-ever Sun Belt Conference Tournament, they just did not know which team they would be playing until Troy and South Alabama completed their series today in Troy.

With the Jaguars sweep of Troy, eighth-seeded Coastal Carolina with face fifth-seeded Texas-Arlington in the tournament's opening game. The two teams will play a single-elimination game Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. (CT).

CCU finished the regular season 32-22 overall and 10-16 in their first season as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.

The 32 wins represents the sixth consecutive season the Chanticleers have won over 30 games under head coach Kelly Green.

UTA enters the tournament with a 29-24 overall record and 14-13 in the conference. The two teams met at UTA just three weeks ago with the Mavericks able to earn a conference home-sweep over the Chanticleers.

The winner of the single elimination game will move into double-elimination competition and will face the conference's fourth seed South Alabama. That game will be played later on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

All of the Sun Belt Tournament games will be broadcast live on ESPN3. Check for all the live options at the day of the games.



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