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Posted on May 7, 2013

Update: May 12, 2013

Cal U’s softball team concluded play at the NCAA Atlantic Regional 1 Tournament with a 6-3 loss to West Chester at Lilley Field and finishes in second place. The Vulcans end the 2013 season with a 38-6 overall record.

Update: May 11, 2013

Cal U’s softball team at the NCAA Atlantic Regional 1 Tournament with a 4-3 loss to West Chester and a 9-1, five-inning victory over Lock Haven at Lilley Field. The Vulcans are 38-5 overall and will need to defeat West Chester twice on May 12 beginning at 1 p.m.

Update: May 10, 2013

Cal U’s softball team opened play at the NCAA Atlantic Regional 1 Tournament with a 13-0 win in five innings over Chowan (NC) at Lilley Field. The Vulcans improve to 37-4 overall and next play West Chester or Lock Haven on May 11 at 10:30 a.m

Original story

The softball team earned the Atlantic Region’s top seed and will host a four-team regional component of the NCAA Division II Tournament May 10-12 at Lilley Field, on Cal U’s upper campus.

The Vulcans will face eighth-seeded Chowan (N.C.) University, champions of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, at 11 a.m. May 10. 

In the other first-round game at Lilley Field, fourth-seeded West Chester will face fifth-seeded Lock Haven. 

Shippensburg University, the second seed, will host the other Atlantic Regional contest, playing Bloomsburg University while Kutztown and West Virginia State face off  in first-round competition.

Winners of the double-elimination tournaments this weekend will advance to the NCAA Super Regionals. They will play a best-of-three series from May 17-18 at the site of the highest remaining seed.

The eight Super Regional champions will compete in the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament May 23-27 at the Moyer Complex in Salem, Va. 

The Vulcans are making their sixth consecutive NCAA post-season appearance. Under head coach Rick Bertagnolli, they have qualified for post-season play in 18 of the past 20 years .


Friday, May 10 ** NEW TIMES **
Game 1 - (8) Chowan (N.C.) at (1) California (Pa.), 11 a.m.
Game 2 - (5) Lock Haven vs. (4) West Chester, 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11
Game 3 - Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 10:30 a.m.
Game 4 - Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 1 p.m. (loser eliminated)
Game 5 - Winner of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 3, 3:30 p.m. (loser eliminated)

Sunday, May 12
Game 6 - Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5, 1 p.m.
Game 7 - Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5, 3:30 p.m. (if necessary)

** Fans can follow both Atlantic Region Tournaments on Twitter - @AtlanticD2SB **