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Catamount Softball No. 7 Seed in SoCon Championships

May 6, 2013

The Last Meeting
Western Carolina3
College of Charleston1
April 28, 2013
Charleston, S.C.
Softball Defeats College of Charleston 3-1, Snaps Cougars 13-Game Winning Streak
Western Carolina softball (19-34, 9-15 Southern Conference) snapped College of Charleston's (32-17, 13-7 SoCon) 13-game winning streak to take the final game, of the three-game series, 3-1 Sunday at Patriots Point.

CULLOHWEE, N.C. -Western Carolina softball; (19-34) is the No. 7 seed entering the 2013 Southern Conference Championships and will face No. 2 seed College of Charleston (34-18) at noon Wednesday in Greensboro, N.C. on the UNCG campus.

The Catamounts are coming off a 10-day break after completing its regular season April 29-30 in at College of Charleston. Western Carolina all but sealed its No. 7 seed in the SoCon Tournament when WCU snapped College of Charleston's 13-game winning streak defeating the Cougars 3-1, in the final game of the three-game series, to avoid the series sweep.



2013 Southern Conference Championship Bracket

A Western Carolina victory, over College of Charleston, would keep the Catamounts in the winners bracket and WCU would face the winner of No. 3 seeded Georgia Southern and No. 6 seeded Chattanooga at 2 p.m. Thursday. Should the Catamounts loose, WCU would play the loser of the same game at 9 a.m. Thursday.

This is the second-straight season Western Carolina has avoided the play-in game after earning a No. 6 seed in 2012. Last season, the Catamounts were 0-2 in the tournament and in the 2011 SoCon Tournament Western Carolina lost the play-in game 5-4 to Furman.

Overall, Western Carolina is 3-11 in the Southern Conference Championships since the inception of the program in 2006. The Catamounts best showing was in 2007 when WCU went 2-2 and reached the semi-finals of the tournament. Western Carolina went 1-2 in 2009.