Remainder of American Athletic Conference Softball Championship washed out

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HOUSTON, Texas (ECU) – Due to a continuous pattern of inclement weather in the Houston area, the 2019 American Athletic Conference Softball Championship will not be completed.

Three first-round games were played to completion Thursday, but heavy rains forced the suspension of the fourth first-round contest and prevented the subsequent rounds of the tournament from being played.

No. 7 seed East Carolina had eliminated No. 2 seed and three-time defending champion Tulsa 4-3 in eight innings and would have faced the winner of the quarterfinal game between No. 3 Houston and No. 6 Connecticut in the second semifinal.

Per American Athletic Conference policy, no tournament champion will be declared. USF, as the highest remaining seed in the tournament, will be awarded The American’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.