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Stetson will face Mercer Saturday for 2014 Atlantic Sun Championship live on ESPN3.
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Preview: Softball To Face Mercer for A-Sun Title
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Release:  05/09/2014
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Stetson will face Mercer for the 2014 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship at 1 p.m. ET Saturday at Draper Diamond in Nashville, Tenn.

Carrying a 3-0 tournament record into the final, the third-seeded Hatters (37-12) will only need to win once to claim their first title since 2007.  If the Bears (37-18), who defeated FGCU 2-1 in 11 innings Friday night, win the first game, the two teams would play a winner-take-all contest immediately following game one.

The A-Sun champion will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The championship will be carried live on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app for mobile devices.  It is available to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.  Paul Crane and Scott Whitlock will call the action.

Stetson is 2-1 against Mercer this season, including Friday's 4-1 victory in the A-Sun semifinals.  The Hatters opened the tournament with a 4-1 win over FGCU and went on to defeat Lipscomb 2-0 on Thursday.

Meredith Owen is 3-0 with a 0.67 ERA for the Hatters in the postseason.  She has pitched all 21 innings and opponents are batting .158 against her.

Jessie TenBroeck and Chrissy Morello lead the offense with five hits and four hits, respectively.

As the higher seed, Stetson will be the home team in each game that is played Saturday.

In addition to the ESPN3 broadcast, live stats, the Stetson Softball twitter feed, and the Hat-Alerts text messaging service will provide in-game updates as well.

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