PNW to play Davenport in GLIAC Tournament opener

PNW to play Davenport in GLIAC Tournament opener

The Purdue Northwest softball team has earned the sixth seed in the 2021 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament hosted Tuesday-Thursday, May 11-13, at Sports Force Park in Sandusky, Ohio.

PNW will match up against third-seeded Davenport in the double-elimination event with a 2 p.m. EDT first pitch on Tuesday. The Pride will play a second game immediately following the first contest against either No. 2 Northwood or No. 7 Parkside.

PNW won four of their final six games to reach the tournament and posted an overall record of 14-24 (11-16 GLIAC) under first-year head coach Tristan Wilcox. The Pride moved up to sixth in the standings with a win in Saturday's finale. PNW won two of three matchups against Davenport (22-21, 18-13 GLIAC) this season, including a recent 4-3 home win on April 28. The two teams split a doubleheader in Grand Rapids, Mich. back on April 2 with both contests decided by two runs.

The Pride are 2-4 all-time in GLIAC Tournament games after earning the seventh seed in 2019 and the fourth seed in 2018.

Tickets cost $10 for a Day Pass and $17 for a Tournament pass. The tournament games can be viewed live on the GLIAC website here.

#1 Grand Valley St.
#2 Northwood
#3 Davenport
#4 Saginaw Valley St.
#5 Wayne State
#6 Purdue Northwest
#7 Parkside
#8 Ashland

Game Schedule - Field/Time Assignments:
*Higher seed is Home Team*
*Games will be played on field 2*
*Games will be played on field 8A*
Tuesday, May 11th
G1 - 10:00 AM EST: #1 GVSU v. #8 Ashland -
G2 - 10:00 AM EST: #4 SVSU v. #5 Wayne -
G3 - 12:00 PM EST: G1 Winner v. G2 Winner -
G4 - 12:00 PM EST: G1 Loser v. G2 Loser -
**Awards Ceremony**
G5 - 2:00 PM EST: #3 Davenport v. #6 PNW -
G6 - 2:00 PM EST#2 Northwood v. #7 Parkside -
G7 - 4:00 PM EST: G5 Winner v. G6 Winner
G8 - 4:00 PM EST: G5 Loser v. G6 Loser

Wednesday, May 12th
G9 - 10:00 AM EST: G4 Winner v. G7 Loser -
G10 - 10:00 AM EST: G8 Winner v. G3 Loser
G11 - 12:00 PM EST: G3 Winner v. G7 Winner
G12 - 2:00 PM EST: G9 Winner v. G10 Winner
G13 - 4:00 PM EST: G12 Winner v. G11 Loser

Thursday, May 13th
G14 - 10:00 AM EST: G11 Winner v. G13 Winner
G15 - 12:00 PM EST: (If necessary)