Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Southland Conference Softball Tournament, which will be hosted by NorthwesternState at the newly renovated Demon Softball Complex in Natchitoches, La., Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11.
SamHoustonState has qualified as one of the six teams in the tournament field for 2013. The Bearkats were the runners-up in last year’s tournament in San Antonio.
An all-tournament pass, which allows entry into all 11 possible games of the tournament, is $17 for adults or $12 for youth. An all day pass, which will include four games on Thursday and Friday with the maximum of three games on Saturday, is $9 for adults and $7 for youth.
The double-elimination tournament will include the conference’s top six teams. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
There will be a minimum of 10 games played during the three-day tournament. Game times the first two days of the tournament are 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Up to three games could be played Saturday, with the first game set for 10:30 a.m. and championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m. An 11th game will be played between the teams in Game 10 to determine the champion if it is the first loss for the losing team. Game 11 start time is TBA.
All students of Southland Conference schools will receive free admission with a valid student ID, and all children ages five and younger will also be admitted free.
To purchase tickets, call the Northwestern State Ticket Office at 318-357-4268 or visit the university's athletic tickets website at http://nsutickets.universitytickets.com
Tournament Ticket Options:
· All Tournament Pass - $17 Adults/$12 Youth
· SingleDayPass - $9 Adults/$7 Youth
2013 Southland Conference Softball Tournament Schedule
Thursday, May 9
G1: TBA vs. TBA, 11 a.m.
G2: TBA vs. TBA, 1:30 p.m.
G3: Winner Game 1 vs. TBA, 4 p.m.
G4: Winner Game 2 vs. TBA, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 10
G5: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, 11 a.m.
G6: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4, 1:30 p.m.
G7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 4 p.m.
G8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11
G9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 10:30 a.m.
G10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 2:05 p.m.
G11: If necessary*
*A second game will be played between the teams in Game 10 to determine the champion if it is the first loss for the losing team. Game 11 start time is TBA.
The entire tournament will be streamed on the Southland Digital Network with the exception of the championship game, which will be available exclusively on ESPN3.