Trolls Advance to CCAC Softball Championship

At the conclusion of the regular conference schedule, the Trolls are one of the top eight teams that qualified for the CCAC Championship on May 4-6.  With a 9-15 CCAC record, Trinity enters the tournament as the No. 8 seed and will face No. 1 University of St. Francis in their first game on May 4 at 2 pm.  The tournament, hosted by Roosevelt University at the Ballpark at Rosemont, is a double-elimination format.  


Trinity, who posted an 18-20 final season record, makes their first conference tournament appearance since the 2014 season. They ended the conference schedule in a tie for eighth place with two other teams, but got the bid to the tournament on the tie-breaking rules.  The Trolls’ opponent St. Francis (37-5), who is ranked No. 12 in the nation, won the conference regular season with a 21-3 record and has already earned a berth to the NAIA National Championship.  During the season the Trolls lost two games to the Saints with scores of 9-0 and 5-3.

The rest of the tournament field includes No. 2 Olivet Nazarene University (28-10, 19-5), No. 3 Judson University (32-13, 17-7), No. 4 Purdue University-Northwest (28-21-1, 15-9), No. 5 St. Ambrose University (31-16, 14-10), No. 6 Cardinal Stritch University (26-21, 13-11), and No. 7 Saint Xavier University (22-24,
11-13).

Tournament Schedule:
Thursday, May 4
Game 1: No. 6 Cardinal Stritch vs. No. 3 Judson at 8 am
Game 2: No. 7 Saint Xavier vs. No. 2 Olivet Nazarene at 10 am
Game 3: No. 5 St. Ambrose vs. No. 4 Purdue Northwest at 12 pm
Game 4: No. 8 Trinity Christian vs. No. 1 St. Francis at 2 pm
Game 5: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 at 4 pm (elimination game)
Game 6: Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 at 6 pm (elimination game)
Friday, May 5
Game 7: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 at 8 am
Game 8: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 at  10 am
Game 9: Loser of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 5 at 12 pm (elimination game)
Game 10: Loser of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 6 at 2 pm (elimination game)
Game 11: Winner of Game7 vs. Winner of Game 8 at 4 pm
Game 12: Winner of Game 9 vs. Winner of Game 10 at 6 pm (elimination game)
Saturday, May 6
Game 13: Winner of Game 12 vs. Loser of Game 11 at 10 am (elimination game)
Game 14: Winner-Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 13 at 12 pm (Championship game)
Game 15: Winner of Game 14 vs. Loser of  Game 14  at 2 pm (If necessary game)

Tournament information and live video and stats links found at: rooseveltlakers.com/SIDHelp/tournament/1.php
Complete conference results can be found at: www.ccacsports.com