Thomas University will play host to the 2012 Association of Independent Institutions Softball Championships set for May 3-5 in Columbus, Ga.
California State University-San Marcos and the University of Houston Victoria earned the top two seeds in the tournament that will be held at South Commons. Along with host Thomas, also in the field will be LSU-Alexandria, Jamestown College and Dickinson State.
The tournament gets under way Thursday at 11 a.m. (EST) when Jamestown meets Dickinson. LSU-A and Thomas will meet in Game 2 at 1:30 p.m. Top-seed CSUSM will meet the Jamestown-Dickinson state winner in a 4 p.m. contest, while second-seeded UHV will get the LSUA-Thomas winner in a 6:30 p.m. contest.
Action resumes on Friday in the double-elimination tournament with games set for 11 a.m., 1:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Championship day is set for Saturday as play swings into action at 11 a.m. The championship game is set for 1:30 p.m., with a Game 2, if necessary, to follow at 4 p.m.
The top two teams will receive automatic bids to the 32nd annual NAIA National Championships set for May 1-23 in Gulf shores, Ala.
2012 A.I.I. Softball Championships
(All Times Are Eastern)
Seedings: 1, California State-San Marcos; 2, University of Houston-Victoria; 3, LSU-Alexandria; 4, Jamestown College; 5, Dickinson State; 6, Thomas University.
Thursday, May 3
Game 1: Jamestown vs. Dickinson State, 11 a.m.
Game 2: LSUA vs. Thomas, 1:30 p.m.
Game 3: CSUSM vs. Game 1 winner, 4 p.m.
Game 4: UHV vs. Game 2 winner, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4
Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 11 a.m.
Game 6: Game 4 loser vs. Game 1 loser, 1:30 p.m.
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 4 p.m.
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
Game 9: Game 8 winner vs. Game 7 loser, 11 a.m.
Game 10: CHAMPIONSHIP - Game 7 winner vs. Game 9 winner
Game 11: 4 p.m., if necessary
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