BRACKET FINALIZED FOR THE GAC UNDER ARMOUR SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – With the 2021 Great American Conference softball regular season complete, the league announced the bracket and schedule for the GAC Under Armour Softball Championships. The two-day event begins on Friday from Tiger Athletic Complex in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Friday’s quarterfinals begin at 11:00 AM when Arkansas Tech takes on Southern Nazarene. The Crimson Storm won two of the three regular-season meetings and produced their best conference record, 18-12, as a GAC member. The Golden Suns have claimed the last two contested GAC Championships.
In game two, top seed and regular-season champion Southern Arkansas faces Arkansas-Monticello. The Muleriders won three of four against UAM. The Blossoms earned their first tournament berth since 2017 thanks to a six-game win streak to close out the regular season.
In the third matchup, the hottest team in the league, Harding, squares off with Oklahoma Baptist. The Lady Bisons won their final 14 regular-season games to grab the second seed. Meanwhile, the Bison secured their first GAC Championship appearance in program history.
The opening night concludes with No. 3 Southeastern Oklahoma State meeting No. 6 Ouachita. The Savage Storm tallied the most wins in the GAC during the regular season, 34, and earned a top-three seed for the seventh time in nine seasons. At 18-15, the Tigers posted their best conference win percentage since joining the GAC.
Saturday features both the semifinals and final. Play begins at 12:30 PM with winners of games one and two followed by the winners from games three and four.
The GAC Sports Network will stream all seven contests. For complete coverage and additional information, visit the Softball Championship Central page.
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Tiger Athletic Complex | Bentonville, Arkansas
Friday, May 14
G1: 11:00 AM #4 Arkansas Tech vs #5 Southern Nazarene
G2: 1:30 PM #1 Southern Arkansas vs #8 Arkansas-Monticello
G3: 4:00 PM #2 Harding vs #7 Oklahoma Baptist
G4: 6:30 PM #3 Southeastern Oklahoma State vs #6 Ouachita
Saturday, May 15
G5: 12:30 PM Winner G1 vs Winner G2
G6: 3:00 PM Winner G3 vs Winner G4
Saturday, May 15
G7: 7:00 PM Winner G5 vs Winner G6