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Indiana Tech Conference Tournament

May 4, 2012
By Todd VanderLoop of SPASH Softball

Warriors Seeded Fifth for Softball Tournament

May 2, 2012

For Immediate Release

FORT WAYNE, IN – The Indiana Tech Softball team will be the fifth seed in the upcoming 2012 WHAC Softball Tournament, May 3-4th at Bailey Park in Battle Creek, Michigan. The tournament is an eight team double-elimination bracket. Tech will open the tournament against the Cardinals of Concordia University. During the regular season, the Warriors split a home doubleheader with the Cardinals on May 21st, 6-8, 11-3.

The following tournament schedule will be:

Thursday, May 3

G1: #1 Davenport (33-14-1/11-3) vs. #8 UM-Dearborn (12-32/3-11), 3 p.m.

G2: #4 Concordia (22-21/6-8) vs. #5 Indiana Tech (24-32/6-8), 3 p.m.

G3: #2 Madonna (29-12/11-3) vs. #7 Siena Heights (27-26-1/5-8-1), 3 p.m.

G4: #3 Aquinas (26-20-1/7-6-1) vs. #6 Cornerstone (12-28/6-8), 3 p.m.

G5: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2, 6 p.m.

G6: Loser G3 vs. Loser G4, 6 p.m.

G7: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2, 6 p.m.

G8: Winner G3 vs. Winner G4, 6 p.m.

G9: Loser G8 vs. Winner G5, 8:30 p.m.

G10: Winner G6 vs. Loser G7, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 4

G11: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8, 1 p.m.

G12: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10, 1 p.m.

G13: Loser G11 vs. Winner G12, 3:30 p.m.

Championship Game Friday, May 4, 7 p.m. (If Necessary Game starts 30 minutes after previous game ends

Junior Martika Armstead (Richmond, IN / Northeastern) leads the Warriors into the tournament with a .387 BA, a record setting 79 hits on the season and four triples. Freshman Jessica Cotton (Redondo Beach, CA / Redondo Union HS) was second on the team with a .357 BA and lead the Warriors in doubles with 18. Senior Megan Groce (Milford, MI / Milford HS) lead the team in RBI’s (43) and home runs (6).

Junior pitcher Sam Berrios (Wadsworth, IL / Warren Twp. HS) was the war horse of the pitching staff, logging over 182 innings and 19 complete games with a 2.57 ERA and 96 strikeouts.

Champion of the WHAC tournament receives an automatic bid to the NAIA Softball National Championship at Gulf Shores, AL, May 17-23.

For more information on Indiana Tech athletics please call the Athletic Office at 260-422-5561 ext. 2262 or visit our website at http://www.indianatech.edu/athletics

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