SLIAC Softball Tournament 2016

[Taken from]  This weekend four teams will battle for the right to be called 2016 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Champion. The tournament field will include Eureka College, Fontbonne University, Greenville College, and Westminster College.

Tournament at a Glance
This year’s tournament will be held on the campus of Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. The tournament is a three day, double elimination format with games running from Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7.

Thursday, May 5
Game 1- #1 Fontbonne vs. #4 Greenville, 5 p.m.
Game 2- #2 Eureka vs. #3 Westminster, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 6
Game 3- Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 1 p.m.
Game 4- Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 3 p.m.
Game 5- Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 7
Game 6- Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5, 4 p.m.
Game 7- If Necessary, immediately following Game 6

Broadcast Information
The 2016 SLIAC Softball Championship game will be broadcast live courtesy of College Casts. You can listen to Saturday’s championship HERE

Tournament Tidbits

  • Eureka will be making just their third SLIAC Tournament appearance in program history and their first since 2013.
  • Fontbonne is seeking their tenth SLIAC Tournament title and have won six straight tournaments.
  • Greenville has appeared in the championship game of the tournament in each of the last two years and has one SLIAC Tournament title in program history, coming in 1997.
  • Westminster has three tournament titles in program history, coming in the first three years of the tournament from 1991-1993.
  • Eureka’s 31 wins this season are a program record and is just the third time the program has reached the 30 win mark (joining the 1990 and 1996 teams).
  • Fontbonne’s Madi Leonard is not only the defending SLIAC Pitcher of the Year but is the two time defending Tournament MVP. Leonard holds a career 6-0 record in the SLIAC Tournament, with a 1.43 earned run average and 50 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched.
  • Greenville’s Bryn McKie ranks second nationally in triples, with nine this season.
  • Westminster’s Erica Burney holds the program records for home runs and runs batted in.
  • Eureka went 3-3 against teams in the tournament.
  • Fontbonne was 4-2 overall against opponents in the tournament.
  • Greenville finished 3-3 this year against teams in the tournament field.
  • Westminster recorded a 2-4 record against this year’s tournament teams.

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