Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College softball team will look to repeat their 2015 Great South Tournament Championship starting this weekend with two tough USA South opponents. The Spirits will host the runner-up from the USA South's 2015 Championship from William Peace on Saturday at 1:00 and 3:00. They will host the USA South Regular Season Champions from Averett on Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00.
Salem returns the majority of their NCAA DIII Tournament qualifying team from last year. The Spirits return six Great South All-Conference players and four GSAC All-Freshmen honorees. The Spirits will be led by three time all-conference member, Kierston Garner. The third-basemen is the only senior on the young team. The other team leader will be Lauryn Smith. The junior pitcher is a two time all-conference selection.
The Spirits went 21-16-2 overall last season during their best season in school history. The Spirits defeated Ramapo in the NCAA Regionals, before concluded their season in an epic 12-inning loss to the regional runner-ups from Randolph Macon.