It’s SoCon tourney time, live in Greenville, SC. First up, Furple. Live stats and scores (scroll down).
Give ‘em hell!
Coach Chris Pollard of the Mountaineers said that a follow-up is anything but a given in a tough league ranked seventh nationally among 31 Division I conferences.
“There are a lot of teams in our league that are playing really well right now, and really any of them No. 1 through No. 8 is capable of winning the tournament,” Pollard said. “We’re certainly proud to be that No. 1 seed, but at the same time we know we have our hands full.
“We’re facing a team in Furman right off that’s the host team, that’s very used to playing in that stadium and has played well in that stadium, and they have a very good No. 1 starter that we’re going to see.”
Only two wins separated the top four teams in the regular-season race. ASU and College of Charleston tied for first place at 21-9. Elon was 20-10, and Samford 19-11.
There’s already been an upset. El Cid took out co-champ CofC, 8-6, in 11 innings.