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Mountain Lions earn No. 5 seed, faces Georgia Southwestern in PBC Tournament first round Friday

By: Michael MacEachern

Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Communications

AUGUSTA, Ga. | Young Harris College has earned the No. 5 seed in the upcoming Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament.

The top seven teams in the PBC standings advance to the single-elimination tournament, which is being hosted by Lander University, at Doug Spears Field in Greenwood, South Carolina, Friday and Saturday (May 6-7).

The Mountain Lions (22-20) will face No. 4 seed Georgia Southwestern State University (33-20) in a 5 p.m. first-round game Friday (May 6). Georgia Southwestern took two-of-three games from Young Harris when the teams met earlier this season in Young Harris. The Mountain Lions hold a 16-8 edge in the all-time series with the Hurricanes. The winner of the Young Harris-Georgia Southwestern State game will advance to Saturday's (May 7) noon semifinal against No. 1 seed University of North Georgia (40-15). The other first-game games are tournament host and No. 3 seed Lander (34-14) facing No. 6 seed University of South Carolina-Aiken (29-21) at 2:30 p.m., while No. 2 seed Columbus State University (28-23) facing No. 7 seed Flagler College (25-26) at 7:30 p.m. The winners from those two games will meet in Saturday's (May 7) other semifinal at 2:30 p.m. The championship game is set for 6 p.m. Saturday (May 7). The winner of the PBC Tournament will receive the PBC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Tickets are $10 per person per day and can only be purchased online at No tickets will be sold at the tournament. PBC students will be admitted to the game free with a valid college ID along with children under the age of five.

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