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2014 NCCAA Softball National Championships
Botetourt County, VA– The National Christian College Athletic Association has arrived to play at the Botetourt Sports Complex. The selection committee seeded teams Saturday night from eight regions across the United States. Those teams have begun arriving and include (with seed #):
#1 Seed Shorter University Hawks Rome, GA
#2 Seed Oklahoma Christian University Eagles Edmond, OK
#3 Seed Azusa Pacific University Cougars Azusa, CA
#4 Seed Grace College Lancers Winona Lake, IN
#5 Seed Trinity Christian College Trolls Palos Heights, IL
#6 Seed Union University Lady Bulldogs Jackson, TN
#7 Seed Campbellsville University Tigers Campbellsville, KY
#8 Seed Central Baptist College Mustangs Conway, AR
#9 Seed Cedarville University Yellow Jackets Cedarville, OH
#10 Seed Mississippi College Choctaws Clinton, MS
Prior to the official start of the tournament, the teams and their coaches will participate in community service activities across the county. Those activities allow the teams to give back to the host community while also promoting a sense of service among the players.
An overview of this week’s schedule includes:
Wednesday May 14– Community Christian Service Projects:
Alpha Daycare – play games with and read to the children
Camp Bethel – painting and cleaning
Camp Eagle – cleaning facilities
Fincastle Baptist Church – set up for NCCAA Banquet, mulch, paint, read to children
The Glebe Retirement Community – landscaping and time with residents
Lime Stone Park – painting & cleaning
Mill Creek Baptist Church – cleaning and read to children at daycare
Renovation Church – cleaning and painting
Wellspring Church – landscaping
* Pre-Tournament Banquet – 7:00 p.m. at Fincastle Baptist Church
Thursday May 15– First through Fourth round games from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. “Parade of Athletes” Opening Ceremonies will occur at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Friday May 16– Fifth through Eighth round games from 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday May 11– Last Semi-Final at 10:00 a.m. followed by the National Championship Game at 12:00 p.m. “If Necessary” game could occur at 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults $6.00; 12 and under $3.00; Botetourt Residents and those Five and under are free.
Follow the tournament (including live streaming) and find out additional information at www.bcrams.com/nccaasoftball.
From I-81/Exit 150, take U. S. Route 220 North towards Fincastle.
Go 1.7 miles, turn left at the stoplight onto Catawba Road (Route 779).
Go 1.8 miles and turn right onto Etzler Road (Route 672).
Go 0.8 mile and look for signs to Recreation Park at Greenfield and the Botetourt Sports Complex on the right.
For more information, contact
Jim Farmer, Sports Complex Manager