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Roadrunner Softball Region Tournament Preview
The NJCAA Region XIX Tournament concludes this weekend at Middlesex CC. 

May 2, 2013 Deptford, NJ

Gloucester County College continues its defense of the NJCAA Division III National Championship in softball with the Region XIX Championships at Middlesex County College this weekend, May 4 and 5. The Roadrunners are the #2 seed in the tournament and will play the #3 seed Middlesex County College on Saturday, May 4 at noon.

The Roadrunners (42-11 overall/21-3 Region), split their regular season matchups against  Middlesex (25-5 overall/21-3 Region), winning Game 2 of a doubleheader 14-9 after losing Game 1 5-4.  Gloucester defeated Sussex last weekend in a sweep of a three game series in the first round of the tournament. Middlesex eliminated the #6 seed Bergen Community College in two straight games last weekend as well. 

#1 seed Brookdale Community College will take on on #5 Northampton Community College in the other early game on Saturday at 10am.  The winners of both games advance to the semi-finals of the winners bracket in this double elimination tournament.  The losers play each other with the winner advancing and the loser being eliminated.  Sunday, May 5 play will feature a loser bracket final, where one team will advance to the Region XIX championship games against the winner of semifinal game.  A possible second championship game could be played on Sunday if the winner of the losers bracket in victorious in the first championship game.  The winner of the Region XIX tournament advances to the NJCAA Divison III National Championships at Rochester, Minnesota, May 16-18.

For up to date info on the games this weekend follow us at @GCCAthletics via Twitter. You can also check for updated brackets and results.

Below is the tournament schedule:


Saturday, May 4

Game 1      #1 Brookdale - #5 Northampton                10:00 AM           Middlesex County College

Game 2      #2 Gloucester - #3 Middlesex                    Noon                 Middlesex County College

Game 3      Loser of Game 1 - Loser of Game 2            2:00 PM             Middlesex County College

Game 4      Winner of Game 1 - Winner of Game 2       4:00 PM             Middlesex County College

Sunday, May 5

Game 5      Winner of Game 3 - Loser of Game 4         11:00 AM            Middlesex County College

Game 6      Winner of Game 4 - Winner of Game 5        1:00 PM            Middlesex County College

Game 7      If necesary - same teams as game 6           3:00 PM            Middlesex County College

                 [if winner of Game 5 wins Game 6]



Contact Information:
Head Coach: Steve DePasquale
Phone: (856) 415-2207