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Virginia Wesleyan earns No.1 seed for ODAC tournament

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins will enter the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference softball championship tournament as the No. 1 seed.

Seedings and pairings for the tournament were released today and the Marlins owned the top seed for the second year in row. Virginia Wesleyan, ranked No. 22 nationally, helped itself to the top seed by sweeping No. 12 ranked Roanoke College on Saturday, 6-0 and 7-3. The sweep improved VWC's ODAC record to 18-2 and its overall record to 34-6.

No 16-ranked Lynchburg College (30-9, 15-5) took the No. 2 seed and Roanoke (29-10, 15-5) is No. 3.

Virginia Wesleyan begins competition Friday, April 26 at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem against eighth-seeded Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The Marlins faced EMU's Royals (21-17, 9-11) on April 13 and swept the Royals 4-0 and 8-1. 

2013 ODAC Softball Tournament  -  April 26-28
James I. Moyer Sports Complex  -  Salem, Va.

Friday, April 26
Game 1: #1 Virginia Wesleyan vs. #8 Eastern Mennonite - Field 1 - 12:00 p.m.
Game 2: #4 Randolph-Macon vs. #5 Bridgewater - Field 3 - 12:00 p.m.
Game 3: #2 Lynchburg vs. #7 Randolph - Field 1 - 2:00 p.m.
Game 4: #3 Roanoke vs. #6 Shenandoah - Field 3 - 2:00 p.m.
Game 5: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 - Field 1 - 4:00 p.m.
Game 6: Loser G3 vs. Loser G4 - Field 3 - 4:00 p.m.
Game 7: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 - Field 1 - 6:00 p.m.
Game 8: Winner G3 vs. Winner G4 - Field 3 - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 27
Game 9: Winner G5 vs. Loser G8 - Field 1 - 11:00 a.m.
Game 10: Winner G6 vs. Loser G7 - Field 3 - 11:00 a.m.
Game 11: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8 - Field 1 - 2:00 p.m.
Game 12: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10 - Field 1 - 5:00 p.m.
Game 13: Winner G12 vs. Loser G11 - Field 1 - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 28
Championship Game
Game 14: Winner G11 vs. Winner G13 - Field 1 - 1:00 p.m.
If necessary...
Game 15: Rematch of Game 14 - Field 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Games 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 played on Field 3.  All other games on Field 1.

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