KINGSPORT, Tenn. --
Union College's opener in the 2012 Appalachian Athletic Conference Softball has been moved up to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Domtar Park. The fifth-seeded Lady Bulldogs are still slated to play fourth-seed Virginia Intermont.
The change in the scheduled time came about after the AAC announced today that the seeding and bracket for the tournament had to be altered after a clarification of how forfeits are to be counted in regards to seeding for league tournaments.
Bluefield forfeited its final four conference games of the season - two games to Tennessee Wesleyan and two games to Columbia. The forfeited victories do count in Tennessee Wesleyan's and Columbia's win-loss record - as do the four losses for Bluefield, and the standings at the end of the regular season will not change. However, the games are considered losses for both teams for seeding purposes only according to the AAC Operational Policies for Sports.
Originally, Tennessee Wesleyan was the No. 1 seed, but now the Lady Bulldogs are the No. 3 seed with Milligan the new No. 1 and Reinhardt No. 2. All three teams remain regular-season conference tri-champions. Also, Columbia is now the No. 8 seed and will have to play a single-elimination game against No. 9 seed Bluefield. Montreat moves from No. 8 to No. 7.
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