2016 NCAA Division III National Champions
@Patriot_sb to start preseason practice schedule this week

Sunday, January 8, 2017

TYLER – The UT Tyler softball team will open preseason practice at 9 a.m. on Monday in defense of the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship.

The Patriots went 49-5 last season which culminated with a 7-0 win over Messiah College to win the championship. The UT Tyler senior class has gone 140-16 overall and is 89-3 in American Southwest Conference over the past three seasons.

UT Tyler will open its season at home with non-conference games against Pacific University and Centenary on Friday, Feb. 3 at Suddenlink Field before opening ASC play against Hardin-Simmons from Feb. 10-11 in Abilene. The Patriots are scheduled to host 23 games this season, including hosting Belhaven in mid-February in a three-game non-conference series and then Mary Hardin-Baylor to start a month of March which will have 12 home games.