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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DSU Hornets on the road again: 
Its Jacksonville, Fl, this weekend

The Third Annual Osprey Invitational will be played in Jacksonville, Fl, at the University of North Florida (UNF) Ospreys home field. The UNF Softball Complex is located on campus within the University's athletic complex next to Harmon Stadium.

 √ FIELD: The on-campus lighted field includes home and visitors dugouts with a storage area, an enclosed press box and easy access to the team's locker room, Harmon Stadium's concession stand and restrooms. The field was completed in 1992, the first season of Osprey softball. Batting cages are located behind the home dugout and stand alongside UNF's bullpen. 

  GAMES: UNF hosts the Delaware State University Hornets, Princeton, and St. Bonaventure in the tournament. Each team plays two games on both Friday and Saturday, with Saturday's second game being seeded. On Sunday, a consolation game takes place at 10 a.m., while the championship game is set for 12:30 p.m. 


Friday, March 1

10:00 a.m.St. Bonaventure vs. Princeton
12:30 p.m.Delaware State Hornets vs. St. Bonaventure

3:00 p.m. - Princeton vs. UNF
5:30 p.m.UNF vs. Delaware State Hornets

Saturday, March 2

10 a.m.Delaware State Hornets vs. Princeton

12:30 p.m.UNF vs. St. Bonaventure
3:00 p.m. - No. 2 Seed vs. No. 3 Seed
5:30 p.m. - No. 1 Seed vs. No. 4 Seed

Sunday, March 3

10:00 a.m.
 - Consolation Game
12:30 p.m. - Championship Game

TEAMS: Princeton University Tigers will play its first games in Jacksonville, Fl, of a 48-game regular-season schedule. Along with five freshmen, the Tigers have 14 returners from last year's team. Among those are all three pitchers to enter the circle last season, in seniors Alex Peyton and Liza Kuhn and sophomore Meredith Brown. Peyton is also Princeton's top returning hitter for average, batting .286 last year, along with a team-best seven home runs.

University of North Florida Ospreys host Mount St. Mary's in a mid-week doubleheader today (Wednesday, February 27) in Jacksonville, Fl. The Ospreys are 1-0 at home this season and 2-0 in mid-week games. Additionally, the Ospreys have won their last four games with shutouts in their last three.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will be playing their fourth tournament of this 2013 season in Jacksonville, Fl. They enter with a 1-12 record. This season's roster is young, featuring just four seniors. The pitching staff includes one sophomore and two freshmen. Only sophomore Julia Pratt has collegiate pitching experience. The remainder of the team includes three juniors, six sophomores and four freshmen.

  WEATHER: Weekend weather (as of this writing) is promising with temperatures of 54 – 60 degrees, breezy conditions, cool periods, but also sunny to partially sunny skies. No rain forecast as of the moment.

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