GSW softball team secures eighth seed in PBC tournament

Published 12:15 am Tuesday, May 1, 2018

By Staff Reports

AMERICUS – The GSW Women’s Softball Team (18-33, 7-13) earned a spot in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament, as they finished in the top eight in the final PBC standings at the end of the regular season.

The Lady Hurricanes get a tough draw in the first round. They will take on the No. 1-seed Lady Nighthawks of the University of North Georgia (53-2, 19-1 PBC). The Lady Hurricanes will not only be facing the best team in the PBC on their home field, UNG is one of the best teams in the nation.

North Georgia hosts the tournament for the first time, but are the No. 1 seed for the fifth year in a row. The Nighthawks have won the past four PBC tournaments and are ready to break the conference record if they’re able to extend the streak to five.

The PBC Tournament is a single-elimination tournament, which will be played for the first time at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium on the campus of UNG. The Hurricanes date with UNG will be Friday, May 4, at 4 p.m.