Spartanburg, S.C. – The 21st-ranked USC Upstate softball team will begin the defense of its A-Sun Tournament championship when it hits the field at Draper Diamond for its first game of the 2014 A-Sun Championship Thursday at 12:30 p.m. CT, 1:30 p.m. ET against the winner of the first round game between #4 Mercer and #5 Kennesaw State.
The A-Sun Championship is being hosted by Lipscomb in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday through Saturday. Two games will be played on Wednesday with Mercer and Kennesaw State battling it out, while #3 Stetson takes on #6 Florida Gulf Coast. As regular season champions, Upstate is the #1 seed for the tournament and has a first round bye, as does #2 Lipscomb.