Indianapolis, Ind. - The Lenoir-Rhyne University Softball Team will host one-half of the 2011 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament.
The four-team tournament, which begins on Friday, May 13, will consist of Lenoir-Rhyne (41-8), Armstrong Atlantic State (30-12), Carson-Newman (39-15-1) and USC Aiken (26-16).
North Georgia, the second-ranked team in the country with a record of 47-9, hosts the other half of the regional tournament.
That tournament will take place in Dahlonega, Ga., and will also feature Flagler (40-16), Augusta State (34-18) and Erskine (24-15-1).
L-R enters the tournament ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division II and seeded second. Lenoir-Rhyne faces seventh-seeded USC Aiken Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Third-seeded Armstrong Atlantic State will take on South Atlantic Conference-member Carson-Newman, the No. 6 seed, in the first contest of the tournament Friday beginning at 2 p.m.
The Bears have earned a berth to the playoffs for the sixth straight year and seventh overall in school history. L-R also won both the South Atlantic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships for the second straight year in 2011.
Tickets are $7.00 each day and $4.00 for children 12 and under and students with proper identification.
The winners of the regional tournament will meet in the Super Regionals on May 20-21. The 2011 NCAA Division II Women's College World Series will take place on May 26-30 in Salem, Va.
Regional Tournament Website
2011 NCAA Division II Softball Southeast Regional Tournament
Hickory, N.C. (Bears Field)
FRIDAY, MAY 13
Game One: No. 3 Armstrong Atlantic State (30-12) vs. No. 6 Carson-Newman (39-15-1), 2 p.m.
Game Two: No. 2 Lenoir-Rhyne (41-8) vs. No. 7 USC Aiken (26-16), 4:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
Game Three: Game One winner vs. Game Two winner, 2 p.m.
Game Four: Game One loser vs. Game Two loser, 4:30 p.m.
Game Five: Game Three loser vs. Game Four winner, 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, MAY 15
Game Six (Championship): Game Three winner vs. Game Five winner, 1 p.m.
Game Seven (if necessary): 3:30 p.m.