Softball Secures Third Seed in Horizon League Championship

YSU Softball
YSU Softball

2016 Horizon League Softball Championship Bracket

With its 15-7 record in league play, the Youngstown State softball team secured the No. 3 seed in the 2016 Horizon League Softball Championships, May 11-14, hosted by top-seeded UIC in Chicago, Ill.

The Penguins will face No. 6 seed Valparaiso, Wednesday, May 11, at 3:30 p.m. EDT. The winner will face No. 2 Wright State, Thursday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Youngstown State finished the regular season as the Horizon League's top hitting team with a team batting average of .315. The Penguins also led the league in with 49 home runs, 305 runs scored, 274 runs batted in, 74 doubles, a .491 slugging percentage and a .395 on-base percentage.

2016 Horizon League Softball Championship Schedule

Wednesday, May 11
Game 1
No. 4 Green Bay vs. No. 5 Cleveland State, 1 p.m. EDT

Game 2
No. 3 Youngstown State vs. No. 6 Valparaiso, 3:30 p.m. EDT

Game 3
Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 6 p.m. EDT

Thursday, May 12
Game 4
No. 1 UIC vs. Winner Game 1, 1 p.m. EDT

Game 5
No. 2 Wright State vs. Winner Game 2, 3:30 p.m. EDT

Game 6
Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4/5 (lowest seed), 6 p.m.

Friday, May 13
Game 7

Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 4/5 (highest seed), 1 p.m.

Game 8
Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 3:30 p.m.

Game 9
Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 14
Game 10
Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9 1 p.m.

Game 11* (if needed)
Loser Game 10 vs. Winner Game 10, 3:30 p.m.