Bishops Set for USA South Spring Sports Festival
Rocky Mount, N.C. - The 2014 USA South Spring Sports Festival is set to get underway on Thursday, April 10th, and for the second straight year, the City of Rocky Mount is serving as host. Beginning with Thursday's opening ceremony at 3:00pm, the weekend is sure to be exciting as the league's 13 members travel to Rocky Mount to showcase their baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse and golf talents.
Each tournament has its own official tournament website, which contains brackets, schedules, results and links to any live stats, audio and/or video broadcasts that are available. A one-page resource for all six tournaments, which includes addresses of the venues, can be found HERE.
Wesleyan will be competing in four sports: baseball, softball, men's tennis and golf. Please find detailed information for each of these sports below.
BASEBALL: The sport of baseball does not include a tournament, but regular season contests will still take place at the festival from Thursday, April 10th through Sunday, April 13th and will split time between Fleming Stadium in Wilson, Wesleyan's Bauer Field in Rocky Mount, and Five County Stadium in Zebulon. Three-game series featuring all ten USA South teams will take place during the weekend, with N.C. Wesleyan taking on Maryville College. The Bishops and Scots will kick things off at Fleming Stadium on Thursday at noon, and the same two teams will again face off at Fleming on Friday at 2:30pm. NCWC and MVC wrap up their series on Saturday at 1:00pm at Five County Stadium. Click HERE for the official baseball schedule.
SOFTBALL: At the Rocky Mount Sports Complex, the softball tournament will begin on Friday, April 11th. The tournament is a double-elimination, three-day event which includes the top-eight conference teams. The Battling Bishops will enter the tournament as the league's 7th-seed and will take on 2nd-seeded Huntingdon College in the opening round on Friday at 11:00am. Click HERE for the official softball tournament website.
MEN'S TENNIS: The men's tennis tournament will take place at the Slick Family Foundation Tennis Center on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan on Friday, April 11th and continue through Sunday, April 13th. The top-eight teams will square off for the championships, including our top-seeded Bishops. Wesleyan will begin its pursuit of a sixth-straight tourney crown on Friday at 1:00pm versus 8th-seeded Averett University. Click HERE for the official men's tennis tournament website.
GOLF: Benvenue Country Club will play host to the men's golf championship which also begins on Friday, April 11th. The championship will include the top-nine USA South teams competing in a three-day, 54-hole event. The Battling Bishops will tee off as the conference's 7th-seed, although Wesleyan currently boasts a 6th-place Golfstat ranking among USA South institutions. Click HERE for the official men's golf tournament website.
Please continue to check www.ncwcsports.com for the latest tournament scores and schedule updates.
REMINDER: Students, faculty and staff of all schools are expected to pay admission for contests taking place at the USA South Spring Festival. No school passes or complimentary tickets can be honored unless the school compensates the Conference for the admission.
Prices are as follows:
- Daily Adult General Admission - $6.00
- Faculty/Staff/Student/Senior/Child - $3.00
- Child under age 6 - Free