Softball Readies For Patriot League Tournament

Lafayette is competing in the Patriot League Tournament beginning Thursday at Lehigh.

May 9, 2012

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EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette softball team begins post-season play on Thursday in the opening round of the double-elimination Patriot League Tournament. The fourth-seeded Leopards play top-seeded Lehigh on Thursday at noon at Lehigh's Kaufman Field.

Lafayette (13-38, 7-13) secured its first bid since 2009 to the four-team Patriot League Tournament, finishing two games ahead of fifth-place Bucknell for the final spot. If Lafayette wins on Thursday, it will play on Friday at 11 a.m. against the winner of the day's second game - No. 2 seed Army (35-19, 14-6) and No. 3 seed Colgate (19-26, 12-8). If Lafayette loses to Lehigh (37-17, 18-2), the Leopards will play at 1:30 p.m. on Friday vs. the loser of the Army-Colgate game.

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In the week leading up to the Patriot League Tournament, Lafayette had three players, senior catcher Stacey Dorn and senior leftfielder Gwen Turner and sophomore pitcher Melissa Robinson, named All-Patriot League on Tuesday while sophomore centerfielder Amy Gebhardt was named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team.

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