The winter weather that hit the Upstate Wednesday night and early Thursday morning actually was a positive for the USC Upstate softball team as the university has agreed to assist Winthrop in hosting some of its Adidas Tournament at Cyrill Stadium Friday and Saturday.
Instead of the softball team having to travel to Rock Hill to play games, Upstate will now host three games each day Friday and Saturday with the Spartans playing four of the six games. By hosting games at Cyrill Stadium, Upstate will actually play one more game than it was originally scheduled to play in the tournament, making up for a game lost earlier in the season due to weather.
Upstate will now play host to Maryland Eastern Shore and Hartford on Friday and Coppin State and Harvard on Saturday. The Upstate portion of the tournament schedule is below.
Earlier this week, Upstate had its doubleheader at Furman postponed from Wednesday until March 9 due to the impending winter weather Wednesday.
Winthrop Adidas Tournament at Cyrill Stadium
Friday, Feb. 27
Game 1 – Appalachian State vs. Hartford, 1 p.m.
Game 2 – Upstate vs. Appalachian State, 3 p.m.
Game 3 – Hartford vs. Upstate, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28
Game 4 – Coppin State vs. Harvard, 12 p.m.
Game 5 – Upstate vs. Coppin State, 2 p.m.
Game 6 – Harvard vs. Upstate, 4 p.m.