Maverick Maniac's Musings

March 30, 2009

D2 Softball – 3/30 Preview

Filed under: College Sports,D2,Softball — Jon Green @ 12:51 am

These are the big games around the country tomorrow..

    Atlantic Region

  • (#1) Lock Haven @ (#3) California (Pa.) – March 30th – Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Game of the Week (GOTW)
  • Shippensburg @ (#2) Kutztown – March 30th

In the PSAC Game of the Week, the #1 team in the Atlantic Region will travel to the #3 California (Pa.).  California is 4-0 in conference and atop the West division, while Lock Haven is 2-0 in conference and in 2nd in the Central Division.  This is a big time matchup, the teams are a combined 42-6 on the year.  Game of the Day nationally (#9 and #15 in the National Rankings).

In another big game, Shippensburg, who despite a 15-11 record, including 3-1 in conference, isn’t ranked in the region, heads to Kutztown to take on the #2 team in the region.  Kutztown leads the East Division at 4-0, while Shippensburg is 3-1.  This is a great chance for Shippensburg to try and build a resume for the postseason.

    East Region

  • (#3) C.W. Post @ (#4) Queens (N.Y.) – March 30th – East Coast Conference GOTW

In the ECC Game of the Week, the #3 team in the East Region, C.W. Post, will travel to take on the #4 team in the Midwest Region, Queens (N.Y.). This matchup also has conference implications.  Queens is 2-2 in confernce, while C.W. Post is 2-0.  Post would love to extend the margin between these two early on.

    Midwest Region

  • (#6) Grand Valley State @ (#1) Ferris State – March 30th – Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) GOTW

In the GLIAC Game of the Week, the #6 team in the Midwest region, Grand Valley State, will travle to the #1 team in the Midwest Region, Ferris State.  This will be Ferris’ first conference series, while Grand Valley State is off to a 2-0 start.  Ferris has started well, but they’ll be faced with tough competition for the rest of the season, starting today.

    Southeast Region

  • (#6) Francis Marion @ Columbus State – March 30th

In a Peach Belt Conference game, Columbus State hosts Southest Region #6 Francis Marrion.  Columbus State is hanging around at 21-22 (5-5) and would love to move up a few spots to try and sneak into the rankings.  This is a big chance for them to pick up a win as Francis Marion is 24-11 (6-6).

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