[Information provided by: NSU Athletics]
After defeating Houston Baptist 6-1 Sunday afternoon, the Northwestern State softball team clinched a Southland Conference Tournament berth, giving the Lady Demons the opportunity to play in front of local fans as they host the tournament at the Lady Demon Diamond May 9-11.
The tournament will feature the top six teams in the conference at the end of the regular season with the No. 1 and No 2 seeds receiving a bye into the second round.
The Lady Demons (34-10 overall, 15-5 SLC) currently sit second in the league, just one-and-a half games behind first place McNeese State (35-11 overall, 16-3 SLC).
NSU has picked up wins in 10 of its last 12 games, including two conference sweeps in a row over Stephen F. Austin and Houston Baptist, respectively.
With just two weeks left in the regular season, the Lady Demons are set to travel to Southeastern Louisiana and host Sam Houston State, while the Cowgirls will hit the road to visit the Bearkats and Nicholls State.
The three-game series with the Lady Lions begins on Saturday at 3:00, followed by a break in the conference schedule as they travel to No. 9 LSU on April 30 for a single game beginning at six o'clock.
NSU hosts Sam Houston State for the final series of the season beginning on May 4 at 1:00 at the Lady Demon Diamond.