Benjamin Dishong, Sports Information Director
WACO, Texas – The Heartland Conference Softball championship bracket has bet set and schedule has been announced with the Rogers State Softball team’s title defense set to begin on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas
Rogers State will be the No. 3 seed for this year’s tournament, looking to make it back-to-back championships after winning the 2018 tournament, which was also played in San Antonio, as the No. 5 seed.
The Softball program earned the No. 3 overall seed after finishing the regular season with a 33-21 record, including a 17-13 mark in Heartland Conference play.
The Hillcats will face Oklahoma Christian in the first round on Thursday, with the winner advancing to Friday, while the loser plays a second game Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. The championship tournament will be a five-team, double-elimination tournament with the top five seeds from the regular season advancing to the championship.
Thursday, May 2
Game 1 – #4 Lubbock Christian vs. #5 Texas A&M International, 11 a.m.
Game 2 – #2 Oklahoma Christian vs. #3 Rogers State, 1:30 p.m.
Game 3 – #1 St. Mary’s vs. Winner Game 1, 4 p.m.
Game 4 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (Elimination Game), 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 3
Game 5 – Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, Noon
Game 6 – Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:30 p.m. (Elimination Game)
Game 7 – Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 5, 5 p.m. (Elimination Game)
Saturday, May 4
Game 8 – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 7, Noon
Game 9 – Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 8, 30-min. following Gm. 8 (If Necessary)