Senior softball players Kate Mollohan (left) and Ashley Sullivan (right) will lead the No. 10 Cougars to Portland, Ore.
Senior softball players Kate Mollohan (left) and Ashley Sullivan (right) will lead the No. 10 Cougars to Portland, Ore.
Softball - Tue, May. 7, 2013

CHICAGO – The Saint Xavier University softball team moved up one spot to No. 10 in the final 2013 NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll released by the NAIA national office Tuesday afternoon and was rewarded with a No. 1 seed in one of the 10 NAIA National Championship Opening Round tournaments held from May 13-15. The Cougars will make a trek over to the Pacific Northwest to take the top seed into the Concordia University (Ore.) Bracket hosted at Delta Park in Portland. This is the highest national rank for the SXU softball program in school history.  SXU (46-6 overall) faces off against No. 4 seed MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.) in first round action Monday with the game time yet to be announced.  MidAmerica Nazarene is making its third national championship appearance and earned its berth by finishing as the runner-up in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Tournament.  The Pioneers bring a 28-13 record into the Opening Round Tournament.

More details as they become available.  Check out the NAIA's Opening Round Selection Show in the video player below.