The Saint Xavier softball team poses outside the Georgia Convention Center before the Banquet of Champions Thursday evening.
The Saint Xavier softball team poses outside the Georgia Convention Center before the Banquet of Champions Thursday evening.
Softball - Thu, May. 23, 2013

Columbus, Ga. - After a long day of traveling Wednesday, the Saint Xavier University softball team spends its first full day in Columbus, Ga., in preparation for the NAIA Softball National Championship Tournament, which begins on Friday, May 24.  The Cougars visited Dimon Elementary Magnet Academy in Columbus Thursday morning, had practice and then went the Banquet of Champions Thursday evening at the Georgia Convention Center.  SXU takes on Reinhart University (Ga.) on 12:00 p.m. (central) Friday.  Until the game, enjoy these photos from the first day of the trip in the photo gallery below.