#MAYhem is Here: ESPN Platforms Present 22 College Softball Conference Tournaments, More Than 200 Matchups

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#MAYhem is Here: ESPN Platforms Present 22 College Softball Conference Tournaments, More Than 200 Matchups

College softball conference championship week has arrived, with ESPN set to showcase more than 200 conference tournament games and 22 conferences in action over the next week across ESPN platforms, including ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPN+ and ESPN3. The week’s matchups swing into action on Tuesday, May 10 and cross home with the NCAA Softball Selection Special Presented by Capital One on Sunday, May 15.

Championship Central
ESPN networks step up to the plate with a full slate of softball action, leading up to Championship Saturday as teams look to secure automatic bids to the NCAA Division I Softball Championship. Championship showdowns on ESPN2 include the American Championship at 11 a.m. ET, the ACC Championship at 1 p.m., the Big 12 Championship at 3 p.m. and the SEC Championship at 5 p.m.

ESPN+ boasts a jam-packed tournament championship campaign, with hundreds of conference tournament games scheduled for the platform. The first trophy on the line will be featured in Friday’s Southland Championship. Action is set for 1 p.m. on ESPN+, with the if-necessary game slated for 4 p.m. on ESPN+. Championship games highlighting the America East, ASUN, A10, Big Sky, Big South, C-USA, Horizon, Ivy League, MAAC, MAC, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Southern, Sun Belt and WAC are also primed for ESPN+.

SEC Network in the Swamp
In addition to airing the early rounds of the SEC Softball Tournament, SEC Network will travel its flagship news & information show, SEC Now, to Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The show will debut Tuesday evening following the play-in game in Gainesville. Surrounding studio coverage on Wednesday and Thursday will begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day, concluding with a nightly edition after the last game. Host Alyssa Lang will be joined by analysts Madison Shipman, Kayla Braud and Tori Vidales for the on-site studio show.

Calling the action for the tournament will be the commentating teams of Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough and Andraya Carter, and Beth Mowins, Michele Smith and Holly Rowe. Mowins, Smith, Scarborough and Carter will team up for the semifinals and championship on ESPN2.

ACC Network Covers the Action in the Steel City
Coverage of the ACC Softball Championship, hosted by Pitt, begins on ACC Network with the first round on Wednesday, May 11 and quarterfinals following on Thursday, May 12. The semifinals are set for 1 and 3:30 p.m. on the network on Friday, May 13. All ACC with host Katie George and analyst Brittany McKinney will provide live studio coverage surrounding the softball championship between each first-round, quarterfinal and semifinal game from Vartabedian Field.

Mark Neely and Carol Bruggeman will call the action for the first round and afternoon quarterfinal games, while Pam Ward and Jenny Dalton-Hill have the evening quarterfinals, both semifinals and the title game on ESPN2. Jalyn Johnson will handle reporting duties for all nine games.

Big 12 Tournament Takes to the Mound
For the second year in a row, ESPN networks will carry the entire Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament with the full first round and later semifinal on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. The first game of the tournament and the first of the two semifinals will be televised live on ESPNU, with the championship set for ESPN2. On the call in Oklahoma City are Courtney Lyle and Danielle Lawrie.

American Championship Action on ESPN Platforms
ESPN+ will present the first five games of the 2022 American Athletic Conference Softball Championship, with the title game leading off Championship Saturday coverage on ESPN2. Eric Frede and Erin Miller will have the call for the tournament’s title game.

Road to the Women’s College World Series
The NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show Presented by Capital One will be live from Bristol with Mowins, Smith, Scarborough and Rowe, as the 64-team bracket will be revealed live on Sunday, May 15 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Following the selection show on ESPN2, 7Innings: Road to the Women’s College World Series will air at 8 p.m. to preview the postseason.

ESPN will once again be home to the entire NCAA Division I Softball postseason from the Selection Show to the last pitch of the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City (June 2-9/10), with further coverage details available in the coming weeks.

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
Tue, May 10 11 a.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  1 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  2 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  3 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Play-In) ESPN+
  3 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Play-In) ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  6 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  7 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (Play-In)
Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
Wed, May 11 10 a.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 1) ESPN+
  11 a.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  11 a.m. MAAC Softball Championship (First Round) ESPN+
  11 a.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  11 a.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  11 a.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (First Round) ESPN+
  11:30 a.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  Noon SEC Softball Tournament (First Round)
Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
  Noon A10 Softball Championships (Opening Round) ESPN+
  Noon Big South Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  Noon Horizon Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  Noon MVC Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  Noon Southland Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  12:30 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 2) ESPN+
  1 p.m. ACC Softball Tournament (First Round)
Mark Neely, Carol Bruggeman, Jalyn Johnson
ACC Network
  1 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. MAAC Softball Championship (First Round) ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  2 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  2 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  2 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (First Round) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (First Round)
Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
  2:30 p.m. A10 Softball Championships (Opening Round) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Big South Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Horizon Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. MVC Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  3 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  3 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  3 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 3) ESPN+
  3 p.m. ACC Softball Tournament (First Round)
Mark Neely, Carol Bruggeman, Jalyn Johnson
ACC Network
  3:30 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  4 p.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  4 p.m. MAAC Softball Championship (First Round) ESPN+
  4 p.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  5 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (First Round)
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
SEC Network
  5 p.m. A10 Softball Championships (Opening Round) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Big South Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Horizon Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  5 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (First Round) ESPN+
  6:30 p.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  6:55 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  7 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (First Round)
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  8 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  8 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (First Round) ESPN+
  9:55 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
Thu, May 12 10 a.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  10 a.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 4) ESPN+
  10:55 a.m. AAC Softball Championship (First Round) ESPN+
  11 a.m. ACC Softball Tournament (Quarterfinal)
Mark Neely, Carol Bruggeman, Jalyn Johnson
ACC Network
  11 a.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  11 a.m. MAAC Softball Championship (Quarterfinal) ESPN+
  11 a.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  11 a.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  11 a.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (Second Round) ESPN+
  Noon SEC Softball Tournament (Quarterfinal)
Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
  Noon A10 Softball Championships (Second Round) ESPN+
  Noon Big South Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  Noon Horizon Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  Noon MVC Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  Noon Southland Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Northeast Conference Softball Championship (Game #1) ESPN3
  12:05 p.m. Northeast Conference Softball Championship (Game #2) ESPN3
  12:05 p.m. Patriot League Softball Championship (Game #1) ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Patriot League Softball Championship (Game #2) ESPN+
  12:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  12:30 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 5) ESPN+
  1 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Softball Championship (First Round)
Courtney Lyle, Danielle Lawrie
ESPNU/Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  1 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  1 p.m. MAC Softball Championship (Game 1) ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. ACC Softball Tournament (Quarterfinal)
Mark Neely, Carol Bruggeman, Jalyn Johnson
ACC Network
  1:30 p.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. MAAC Softball Championship (Quarterfinal) ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  1:55 p.m. AAC Softball Championship (First Round) ESPN+
  2 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  2 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
  2 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (Second Round) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (Quarterfinal)
Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter
SEC Network
  2:30 p.m. A10 Softball Championships (Second Round) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Big South Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Horizon Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. MVC Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Game 9) ESPN+
  3 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  3 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 6) ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. MAC Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  4 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Softball Championship (First Round)
Courtney Lyle, Danielle Lawrie
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  4 p.m. MAC Softball Championship (Game 2) ESPN+
  4 p.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  4 p.m. MAAC Softball Championship (Quarterfinal) ESPN+
  4 p.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  4:55 p.m. AAC Softball Championship (First Round) ESPN+
  5 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (Quarterfinal)
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
SEC Network
  5 p.m. ACC Softball Tournament (Quarterfinal)
Pam Ward, Jenny Dalton-Hill, Jalyn Johnson
ACC Network
  5 p.m. A10 Softball Championships (Second Round) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Big South Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Horizon Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  5 p.m. MVC Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Game 10) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Elimination Game) ESPN+
  5 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (Consolation) ESPN+
  5:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  5:30 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 7) ESPN+
  6 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  6:30 p.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
  7 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Softball Tournament (First Round)
Courtney Lyle, Danielle Lawrie
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  7 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (Quarterfinal)
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. ACC Softball Tournament (Quarterfinal)
Pam Ward, Jenny Dalton-Hill, Jalyn Johnson
ACC Network
  7:30 p.m. MVC Softball Championship (Game 6) ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Game 11) ESPN+
  8 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 8) ESPN+
  8 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Elimination Game) ESPN+
  8 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (Consolation) ESPN+
  8:30 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
Fri, May 13 11 a.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  11 a.m. MAAC Softball Championship (Semifinal) ESPN+
  11 a.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Game 11) ESPN+
  Noon A10 Softball Championships (Semifinal) ESPN+
  Noon Big South Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  Noon Horizon Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  Noon MVC Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  Noon OVC Softball Championship (Game 9) ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Ivy League Softball Championship    ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Ivy League Softball Championship    ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Northeast Conference Softball Championship (Game #3) ESPN3
  12:05 p.m. Northeast Conference Softball Championship (Game #4) ESPN3
  12:05 p.m. Northeast Conference Softball Championship (Game #5) ESPN3
  12:05 p.m. Patriot League Softball Championship (Game #4) ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Patriot League Softball Championship (Game #5) ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Patriot League Softball Championship (Game #3) ESPN+
  12:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game 7) ESPN+
  12:30 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 9) ESPN+
  1 p.m. ACC Softball Tournament (Semifinal)
Pam Ward, Jenny Dalton-Hill, Jalyn Johnson
ACC Network
  1 p.m. AAC Softball Championship (Semifinal #1) ESPN+
  1 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 9) ESPN+
  1 p.m. MAC Softball Championship (Game 3) ESPN+
  1 p.m. Southland Softball Championship (Championship Game) ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
  1:30 p.m. MAAC Softball Championship (Semifinal) ESPN+
  2 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Softball Tournament (Semifinal)
Courtney Lyle, Danielle Lawrie
ESPNU
  2 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
  2 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Elimination Game) ESPN+
  2 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (Semifinal) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 11) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. A10 Softball Championships (Semifinal) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Big South Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Horizon Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. MVC Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 10) ESPN+
  3 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (Semifinal)
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter
ESPN2
  3 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game 8) ESPN+
  3 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 10) ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. ACC Softball Tournament (Semifinal)
Pam Ward, Jenny Dalton-Hill, Jalyn Johnson
ACC Network
  3:30 p.m. AAC Softball Championship (Semifinal #2) ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 10) ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. MAC Softball Championship (Game 4) ESPN+
  4 p.m. America East Softball Championship (Game 9) ESPN+
  4 p.m. MAAC Softball Championship (Semifinal) ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game 9) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Softball Tournament (Semifinal)
Courtney Lyle, Danielle Lawrie
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  5 p.m. A10 Softball Championships (Semifinal) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Big South Softball Championship (Game 9) ESPN+
  5 p.m. Horizon Softball Championship (Game 9) ESPN+
  5 p.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game 11) ESPN+
  4 p.m. Southland Softball Championship
(Championship Game – If Necessary)
ESPN+
  5 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Elimination Game) ESPN+
  5 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (Semifinal) ESPN+
  5:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (Semifinal)
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter
ESPN2
  5:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game 9) ESPN+
  5:30 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Game 11) ESPN+
  6 p.m. C-USA Softball Championship (Game 11) ESPN+
  6 p.m. MAC Softball Championship (Game 5) ESPN+
  8 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Elimination Game) ESPN+
  8 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (Consolation) ESPN+
Sat, May 14 11 a.m. American Athletic Softball Tournament (Championship)
Eric Frede, Erin Miller
ESPN2
11 a.m. MAAC Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
  Noon America East Softball Championship (Game 10) ESPN+
  Noon A10 Softball Championships (Championship) ESPN+
  Noon Big South Softball Championship (Game 10) ESPN+
  Noon Horizon Softball Championship (Game 10) ESPN+
  Noon OVC Softball Championship (Game #12) ESPN+
  Noon Sun Belt Softball Championship (Elimination Game) ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. A10 Softball Championships (Championship) ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Ivy League Softball Championship   ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Northeast Conference Softball Championship (Game #6) ESPN3
  12:05 p.m. Northeast Conference Softball Championship
(Game #7 – If Necessary)
ESPN3
  12:05 p.m. Patriot League Softball Championship (Game #6) ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Patriot League Softball Championship (Game #7) ESPN+
  1 p.m. ACC Softball Tournament (Championship)
Pam Ward, Jenny Dalton-Hill, Jalyn Johnson
ESPN2
  1 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
  1 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Semifinal) ESPN+
  2 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
  2 p.m. MVC Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
  2 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (Championship) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Big South Softball Championship (Game 11) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Horizon Softball Championship (Game 11) ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. OVC Softball Championship (Game #13) ESPN+
  3 p.m. Phillips 66 Big 12 Softball Tournament (Championship)
Courtney Lyle, Danielle Lawrie
ESPN2
  3 p.m. MAC Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
  3 p.m. Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Championship) ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Championship (Game #11 – If Necessary) ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. Big Sky Softball Championship (Game #11 – If Necessary) ESPN+
  5 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament (Championship)
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter
ESPN2
  5 p.m. WAC Softball Conference Tournament (If Necessary) ESPN+
  6 p.m. MAC Softball Championship (Championship – If Necessary) ESPN+

 

Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Director of Communications for ESPN College Football and SEC Network, and oversees publicity for college gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.
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