No. 6 Wellesley Softball to Face No. 3 Babson in NEWMAC Tournament Opener

Sydney Hopper and the Blue are back in the postseason for the first time since 2017.
Sydney Hopper and the Blue are back in the postseason for the first time since 2017.

2019 NEWMAC Softball Championship Bracket

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the seeds for the 2019 NEWMAC Softball Championship. No. 6 Wellesley college will face No. 3 Babson College on day one of the tournament, Wednesday, May 1, at 2:30 PM at MIT's Briggs Field. 

Wellesley last appeared in the NEWMAC Tournament in 2017, going 1-2 with a victory over Wheaton. The Blue last faced Babson in the 2016 NEWMAC Tournament, dropping a 5-2 decision in the tournament opener before earning a 9-5 win on day two of the tournament.

Babson earned the No. 3 seed with a 14-4 conference record. The winner of the Wellesley vs. Babson game will advance to play No. 2 MIT at 4:30 PM. MIT earned hosting rights on day one as the No. 2 seed, finishing the regular season at 15-2-1.

WPI (16-2) clinched the top seed as well as the regular season title and has earned hosting rights heading into the opening day. No. 4 Springfield (11-7) will play No. 5 Emerson (9-9) at WPI on day one, with the winner squaring-off with WPI in the afternoon. See below for the complete tournament schedule. 

2019 NEWMAC Softball Championship Bracket

Day 1 – Wednesday, May 1st

Game #1 – No. 5 Emerson vs. No. 4 Springfield – 2:30 p.m. (at No. 1 seed)

Game #2 – No. 6 Wellesley vs. No. 3 Babson – 2:30 p.m. (at No. 2 seed)

Game #3 – Winner of Game #1 vs. No. 1 WPI - 4:30 p.m. (at No. 1 seed)

Game #4 – Winner of Game #2 vs. No. 2 MIT – 4:30 p.m. (at No. 2 seed) 

Day 2 – Friday, May 3rd (at No. 1 seed) 

Game #5 – Loser of Game #2 vs. Loser of Game #3 – 10:00 a.m.

Game #6 – Loser of Game #1 vs. Loser of Game #4 – 12:00 p.m.

Game #7 – Winner of Game #5 vs. Winner of Game #6 – 2:00 p.m.

Game #8 – Winner of Game #3 vs. Winner of Game #4 – 4:00 p.m. 

Day 3 – Saturday, May 4th (at highest remaining seed)

Game #9 – Winner of Game #7 vs. Loser of Game #8 – 12:00 p.m.

Game #10 – Winner of Game #8 vs. Winner of Game #9 – 2:00 p.m. 

Day 4 – Sunday, May 5th (at Day 3 site if necessary)

Game #11 – Winner of Game #10 vs. Loser of Game #10 (if necessary) – 1:00 p.m.