Bracket Set for 2012 CAA Softball Championship
The field and pairings are set for the 2012 CAA Softball Championship, which will be held May 9-11 at Hofstra Softball Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.
The four-team double-elimination tournament opens at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday as top-seeded Hofstra (25-13, 19-0 CAA) takes on fourth-seeded Delaware (15-39-1, 8-12 CAA). At 5:00 p.m., second-seeded James Madison (29-24, 15-5 CAA) meets third-seeded Georgia State (36-16, 13-7 CAA).
Thursday's schedule features three games starting at Noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The championship game is set for Noon on Friday. There is no admission charge for the tournament, and the winner will receive the conference's automatic to the NCAA Tournament.
Hofstra captured the eight of the last 10 CAA softball titles from 2002-11. James Madison will be making its eighth appearance at the CAA championship and look to take the title for the first time since 2009. Georgia State, the defending champions, will be making its sixth appearance in the tournament. Delaware will be making its second straight appearance in the tournament since 2006.