Hilltoppers claim third seed in 2022 C-USA Tournament


DALLAS The USA East Division WKU Softball Conference champion has won the third seed in next week’s C-USA 2022 tournament. The eight-team event is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday May 11-14 and will be hosted by North Texas at Lovelace Field in Denton, Texas. All games up to the championship will air on ESPN+ ahead of Saturday’s championship broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

The Hilltoppers will face the winner of No. 6 UAB and No. 7 Charlotte at 5:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday. The Blazers and 49ers will meet in Game 1 of the playoffs – a first pitch at noon.

The four-day, eight-team tournament uses both single-elimination and double-elimination formats. Wednesday’s first round (matches between seeds 5-8) will be single-elimination for competing teams, while second-round matches (seeded 3-4) will now be double-elimination. The quarter-finals and semi-finals are held for double-elimination play before the championship reverts to single-elimination.

WKU Softball was the No. 4 seed in the 2021 C-USA Tournament and ended a seven-year stretch of the host not being part of the eight-team tournament. The Hilltoppers would then become the first team to win the event they have hosted since East Carolina in 2011.

Wednesday, May 11 – Game 1 at noon: (6) UAB vs. (7) Charlotte (ESPN+)
Wednesday, May 11 – 2:30 p.m. Game 2: (5) Florida Atlantic vs. (8) UTSA (ESPN+)
Wednesday, May 11 – 5 p.m. Game 3: (3) WKU vs Game 1 winner (ESPN+)
Wednesday, May 11 – 7:30 p.m. Game 4: (4) Marshall vs. Winner of Game 2 (ESPN+)

Thursday May 12 – Noon Game 5: (2) North Texas vs Winner Game 3 (ESPN+)
Thursday, May 12 – 2:30 p.m. Game 6: (1) LA Tech vs Winner Game 4 (ESPN+)
Thursday, May 12 – 5 p.m. Game 7: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (ESPN+)
Thursday, May 12 – 7:30 p.m. Game 8: Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (ESPN+)

Friday May 12 – Noon Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (ESPN+)
Friday, May 12 – 2:30 p.m. Game 10: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner (ESPN+)
Friday, May 12 – 5 p.m. Game 11: Winner Game 10 vs Loser Game 9 (ESPN+)

Saturday, May 13 – Noon Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 11 Winner (CBS Sports Network)

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