Softball heads to River States Conference Championship as No. 5 seed

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VIENNA, W.Va. --- Carlow University softball earned the No. 5 seed for the 2019 River States Conference Softball Championship, held May 2-4 at Jackson Memorial Park in Vienna, W.Va.

The Celtics (18-18, 8-10 RSC) face No. 4 seed Midway (Ky.) University (20-24, 9-9 RSC) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2.

The Celtics swept the Eagles on the road during the regular season, winning 3-2 and 5-3. Carlow scored most of its runs early in the game by taking advantage of costly errors and coming up with key hits.

University of Rio Grande (Ohio) (32-12, 17-1 RSC) is the No. 1 seed and the RSC regular-season champion. The four-time defending conference tournament champions are already guaranteed an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship by virtue of its first-place finish. The RedStorm will have a bye to begin and plays its first game on Friday at 10 a.m.

The winner of the tournament will automatically qualify for the NAIA Softball National Championship. Thursday's festivities include the RSC Softball awards ceremony recognizing the all-conference teams and award winners for this year.

All games will be streamed live on RSC Game Central hosted by Stretch Internet at Pay-per-view rates are $7.95 per game or $19.99 for every game of the entire tournament.


May 2-4 at Jackson Memorial Park (Vienna, W.Va.) (All Times Eastern)

Thursday, May 2Time
Game 1: No. 4 Midway (Ky.) vs. No. 5 Carlow (Pa.)6 p.m.
Game 2: No. 3 Point Park (Pa.) vs. No. 6 WVU Tech6 p.m.
Friday, May 3 
Game 3: No. 1 Rio Grande (Ohio) vs. Winner Game 110 a.m.
Game 4: No. 2 IU Southeast vs. Winner Game 210 a.m.
Game 5: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3 (Loser Elim.)12 p.m.
Game 6: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4 (Loser Elim.)12 p.m.
Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 42 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (Loser Elim.) 
Saturday, May 4 
Game 9: Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7 (Loser Elim.)10 a.m.
Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 91 p.m.
Game 11 (if necessary): Winer Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10TBA**

**30 minutes after Game 10

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