INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 9, 2022) – For the second straight season, the Claflin Lady Panthers (21-13) will head to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament as the team will take on the Seton Hill (36-10) Griffins, Thursday afternoon. After reaching the region tournament as an at-large bid last season, the Lady Panthers will enter this season’s tournament as the 2022 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Softball Champions.

The Lady Panthers will enter the 2022 regional tournament as the seventh seed in the NCAA Atlantic Region after compiling a 21-13 overall record and a 15-1 record in CIAA play. The team will enter the tournament with some momentum after pulling off six straight wins, including going a perfect 3-0 at the 2022 CIAA Softball Championship Tournament. The team will face off against the second-seeded Seton Hill Griffins, who suffered a semifinal round loss in the 2022 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). The two teams will head to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania where Shippensburg University will serve as the tournament hosts.

The two teams are scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. start at Robb Field in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The winner will advance in the winner’s bracket while the game’s loser will fall to the elimination round of the double elimination tournament.

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