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SWAC softball tournament first round complete at Gulfport Sportsplex

Published: May. 10, 2022 at 9:12 PM CDT
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GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - After a successful week last year, the SWAC softball tournament returned to the Gulfport Sportsplex on Tuesday for a full week of postseason games to crown the conference’s champion of the 2022 season.

Eight teams - four from each division - are in town in a double-elimination tournament. No South Mississippi players this time around, and only Jackson State representing Mississippi in the tournament. But conference commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland says there’s still a draw to the Coast, especially after what was an “overwhelmingly positive” experience a year ago.

“Gulfport is an emerging sports town. This facility is magnificent,” he told WLOX. “Our fans like it, our student-athletes enjoy it, and we think it’s the right place for the SWAC. Hopefully we can be here for quite some time.”

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