BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan’s top-seeded Lady Bobcats, the Southern Division champions, will open the 2018 Mountain East Conference Softball Tournament at noon Friday, facing Notre Dame’s Lady Falcons, the Northern Division’s fourth-place team, at the James I Moyer Complex in Salem (Va.).
The Lady ‘Cats, ranked 22nd in the country, own an overall record of 39-10 and are 28-4 in the MEC, while Notre Dame is 14-17 in the MEC.
The top four squads from each of the Southern and Northern divisions make up the tournament.
Joining Wesleyan in the Southern Division are West Virginia State (18-14), Virginia-Wise (16-16) and Concord (14-18).
Shepherd (22-10) is the Northern Division champion, followed by Wheeling Jesuit (20-11), Fairmont State (18-14) and Notre Dame (14-17).
Friday, May 4
G1 — Wesleyan vs. Notre Dame, Noon
G2 — Virginia-Wise vs. Wheeling Jesuit, Noon
G3 — W.Va. State vs. Fairmont State, 2:30 p.m.
G4 — Shepherd vs. Concord, 2:30 p.m.
G5 — Loser G1 vs. Loser G2, 5 p.m.
G6 — Winner G1 vs. Winner G2, 5 p.m.
G7 — Loser G3 vs. Loser G4, 7:30 p.m.
G8 — Winner G3 vs. Winner G4, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
G9 — Loser G8 vs. Winner G5, Noon
G10 — Winner G7 vs. Loser G8, Noon
G1 — Winner G6 vs. Winner G8, 2 p.m.
G12 — Winner G9 Vs. Winner G10, 2 p.m.
G13 — Loser G11 vs. Winner G12, 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 6
G14 — Championship final, 1 p.m.
G15 — Championship final (if necessary), 3 p.m.