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Liberty to Host Inaugural NISC Championship Round Starting on Sunday
After a thrilling run to the NISC Region 6 title, Liberty has been selected to host the inaugural six-team National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC) Championship Round, held Sunday through Wednesday at Liberty Softball Stadium.
The Lady Flames (41-23) earned their first-ever regional title today, downing Ohio in the regional final, 4-3.
The other five Championship Round participants will be Kennesaw State, Cal Poly, Lamar, Weber State and Illinois State. Kennesaw State and Illinois State hold the two highest RPIs in the bracket and will get byes to Monday's second round.
The Championship Round begins on Sunday with two games. Cal Poly will face Lamar at 4 p.m., before the host Lady Flames face Weber State at 7 p.m. There will be four games on Monday followed by three on Tuesday and the final round on Wednesday. The semifinal and final rounds will air live on ESPN3.com.
This will be a ticketed event. Check LibertyFlames.com for the latest ticket information.
Monday, May 22
11 a.m. – Game 4: Lamar 2, Illinois State 1 - Live Stats
1:30 p.m. – Game 3: Kennesaw State 4, Weber State 0 - Live Stats
4 p.m. – Game 5: Liberty 3, Illinois State 0 (Illinois State eliminated) - Live Stats
6:40 p.m. – Game 6: Cal Poly 9, Weber State 0 (6) (Weber State eliminated) - Live Stats
9 p.m. – Game 8: Liberty 3, Cal Poly 0 (Cal Poly eliminated) - Live Stats
Wednesday, May 24
9 a.m. – Game 7 resumption: Lamar 5, Kennesaw State 4 (ESPN3.com) - Live Stats Live Video
10:15 a.m. – Game 9: Liberty 13, Kennesaw State 5 (6) (ESPN3.com) (KSU eliminated) - Live Stats Live Video
1:20 p.m. – Game 10: Liberty 8, Lamar 5 (ESPN3.com) - Live Stats Live Video
4:45 p.m. – Game 11: Liberty 3, Lamar 1(winner-take-all) (ESPN3.com) - Live Stats Live Video
** - Game 11 will be necessary if the winner of Game 9 defeats the winner of Game 7, with the winner of Game 11 declared the champion.