The 2017 National Invitational Softball Championships wrapped up regional play Thursday with a number of white-knuckle finishes, and attention now turns to the Championship Round, which will be hosted by Liberty in Lynchburg, VA, beginning Sunday, May 21.
Two semifinal games and the championship will broadcast live on ESPN3.
The Flames prevailed in Region 6, topping Ohio, 4-3, after Ohio had forced the “if” game with a 1-0, 12-inning victory earlier in the day.
The other regional champions are Cal Poly, Illinois State, Kennesaw State, Lamar and Weber State.
Here’s the schedule for the 2017 NISC Championship Round (double elimination):
Sunday, May 21
Cal Poly vs. Lamar, 4 p.m. ET
Weber State vs. Liberty, 7 p.m. ET
Monday, May 22
Kennesaw State vs. Weber State/Liberty winner, 10 a.m. ET
Illinois State vs. Cal Poly/Lamar winner, 1 p.m. ET
Weber State/Liberty loser vs. TBA, 4 p.m. ET
Cal Poly/Lamar loser vs. TBA, 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday, May 23
Loser’s bracket game, 1 p.m. ET
Winner’s bracket game, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Loser’s bracket game, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Wednesday, May 24
Championship Game, 12 p.m. ET, (ESPN3)
Championship Game (if necessary), 3 p.m. ET (ESPN3)