SALEM, Va. -- Ferrum College opens play tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Softball Tournament, being held Friday through Monday, April 26-29, at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem.
Coach Gerald Culler's team is the #7 seed and will face #2 Emory & Henry College tonight at Moyer Sports Complex Field 1.
The winner of that game will return to action Saturday afternoon with a 1:30 p.m. game against the winner of Friday's game between #3 University of Lynchburg and #6 Guilford College. The loser will play an elimintation against the loser of the Lynchburg/Guilford game Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m.
Ferrum and Emory & Henry split their league doubleheader April 3 in Emory, Virginia. The Panthers took the opener 5-4, only to see the Wasps grab the nightcap 10-2 in five innings.
Two-time defending NCAA Div. III National Champion Virginia Wesleyan University is the ODAC Tournament top seed. Ferrum split with the Marlins in the regular season doubleheader. The Panthers split league doubleheaders with the top five seeds during the regular season.
SEASON AT A GLANCE
The Panthers completed the regular season play with 19-19 overal record, and went 9-11 in ODAC play. Sophomore Keri Hamlett leads the team with a .371 batting average, while freshman Allison McGehee is the Panthers' home run (7) and RBI (31) leader. Junior Ashton Lambeth brings a 14-6 pitching record and 2.88 ERA with 34 strikeouts into the tournament.
ODAC TOURNAMENT SITE
Fans can follow the entire ODAC Tournament at the following link: http://www.odaconline.com/tournament/sball/index.
2019 ODAC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
James I. Moyer Sports Complex - Salem, Va.
Friday, April 26
Game 1: #1 Virginia Wesleyan vs. #8 Shenandoah - Field 1 - 6:00 p.m.
Game 2: #4 Randolph-Macon vs. #5 Bridgewater - Field 3 - 6:00 p.m.
Game 3: #2 Emory & Henry vs. #7 Ferrum - Field 1 - 8:00 p.m.
Game 4: #3 Lynchburg vs. #6 Guilford - Field 3 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27
Game 5: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 - Field 1 - 11:30 a.m.
Game 6: Loser G3 vs. Loser G4 - Field 3 - 11:30 a.m.
Game 7: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 - Field 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Game 8: Winner G3 vs. Winner G4 - Field 3 - 1:30 p.m.
Game 9: Winner G5 vs. Loser G8 - Field 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Game 10: Winner G6 vs. Loser G7 - Field 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Game 11: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8 - Field 1 - 5:30 p.m.
Game 12: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10 - Field 1 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 28
Game 13: Winner G12 vs. Loser G11 - Field 1 - 1:00 p.m.
Game 14: Winner G11 vs. Winner G13 - Field 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 29
"if necessary" Championship
Game 15: Rematch of Game 14 - Field 1 - 10:00 a.m.
Games 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 played on Field 3. All other games on Field 1.