Posted: Thursday, May 15th 2014 at 3:16pm
North Georgia softball set to host 2014 Southeast Super Regional
By staff reports
DAHLONEGA -– The second-ranked University of North Georgia softball team will host its fifth NCAA Division II Super Regional in the last six years this coming weekend, as they welcome 19th-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State into Dahlonega. The teams will play a best-of-three game series beginning at 2 p.m. Friday with a trip to the NCAA Championship at Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va. on the line.
The top-seeded Nighthawks (46-9) went won all three games over the past weekend at the Southeast Regional at Haines and Carolyn Hill Stadium to punch their ticket to another Super Regional. The Nighthawks edged Mount Olive 2-0 before a pair of wins over fourth-seeded Wingate sent UNG to the round of 16.
Head coach Mike Davenport's team will play host to fellow Peach Belt Conference member Armstrong Atlantic State (33-12), who was the third seed in the Anderson Regional where they won all three games taking down USC Aiken 6-1 in the title game.
The NCAA Super Regional will feature a best-of-three format, with one game on Friday evening and one or two on Saturday. All games will be played at Haines and Carolyn Hill Stadium. The first game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, with the games on Saturday scheduled for noon and 2:30 p.m. (if needed).
North Georgia will be the home team on Friday, with AASU being the home team in game two. The two teams will flip a coin to decide home and away if a game three is necessary.
North Georgia swept a regular season doubleheader with the Pirates on April 5 in Savannah. The Nighthawks outlasted the Pirates, 8-7, in a 12-inning thriller in game one, then won game two, 11-7 after rallying back from an early 6-2 deficit.
UNG holds a 14-7 all-time series advantage over Armstrong.
Tickets will be $8 per session for adults and $5 for students. Children under the age of five will be admitted for free.
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