April 28, 2012

2012 GNAC Softball Tournament

The 2012 GNAC Softball Playoff pairings are now available. The playoff seedings could not be closer than in this season. The Emerson College Lions clinched the top seed in the playoffs with an incredible conference record of 24-2, and overall record of 30-7. The Lions played a spectacular regular season with a key victory over conference rival #2 St. Joseph’s ME and a sweep of #3 seeded Simmons to lift them into the top spot.

St. Joseph’s Maine (23-3, 30-6) earned a close second place finish with already a 30 win season under their belt. Simmons (19-7, 23-14) earned a third place finish due to defeating Johnson & Wales (19-7, 26-14) in the regular season, who earned the final home seed for the first round.

Rounding out the final four playoff spots is #5 Rivier (17-9, 25-11), #6 Norwich (15-11, 20-14), #7 Suffolk (13-13, 20-20) and #8 St. Joseph of CT (12-14, 17-21).

Please view this page throughout the tournament for up to date game time changes due to weather conditions.

 

Tournament Bracket  - FINAL

Rankings 

#1 Emerson                       (24-2)                        

#2 St. Joseph’s Maine         (23-3)

#3 Simmons                       (19-7)      

#4 Johnson & Wales           (19-7)         

#5 Rivier                              (17-9)    

#6  Norwich                         (15-11)

#7  Suffolk                           (13-13)

#8 St. Joseph of CT              (12-14)             

 

Tuesday, April 24th: FIRST ROUND

Game 1: #8 St. Joseph of CT (9) @ #5 Rivier (2) - FINAL

Game 2: #7 Suffolk (1) @ #6 Norwich (8) - FINAL

Friday, April 27th: QUARTER FINALS- Hosted by #1 Emerson and #2 St. Joseph's of Maine

Game 3: #8 St. Joseph (2) vs. #4 Johnson & Wales (0) @ Gordon College - FINAL

Game 4: #6 Norwich (0) vs. #3 Simmons (1) @ St. Joseph's of Maine - FINAL

Game 5: #8 St. Joseph (0) vs. #1 Emerson (17) @ Gordon College - FINAL 5 inn.

Game 6: #3 Simmons (0) @ #2 St. Joseph's Maine (6) - FINAL

Saturday, April 28th: SEMI FINALS- Hosted by #1 Emerson at Gordon College

Game 7: #4 Johnson & Wales (3) vs. #3 Simmons (0) - FINAL

Game 8: #6 Norwich (1) vs. #8 St. Joseph (4) - FINAL

Game 9: #2 St. Joseph's Maine (6) vs. #1 Emerson (1) - FINAL

Game 10: #4 Johnson & Wales (2) vs. #8 St. Joseph (1) - FINAL

Sunday, April 29th: Hosted by #1 Emerson at Gordon College

Game 11: #4 Johnson & Wales (5) vs. #1 Emerson (7) - FINAL 8 inn.

Game 12: CHAMPIONSHIP- #2 St. Joseph's Maine (6) @ #1 Emerson (2) - FINAL