Spartanburg, S.C. – The softball doubleheader between USC Upstate and Mercer which was postponed Saturday and rescheduled for today, has been canceled due to heavy rain in Spartanburg and the forecast of rain for the remainder of Sunday.
With today's cancellation, the three-game series between Upstate and Mercer has been cancelled and will not be made up. Upstate ends its regular season with a 37-9 overall record and a 17-6 mark in the A-Sun. In first place in the A-Sun right now, the Spartans will have to wait for the remainder of conference play to see if they will win the A-Sun regular season championship and earn the No. 1 seed in the A-Sun Tournament May 8-11 in Nashville, Tenn. North Florida, at 16-6 and with five scheduled conference games remaining on the schedule, is the only team with the ability to overtake Upstate for the regular season crown. Both Florida Gulf Coast and Lipscomb have league games remaining, but even if they were to win out, could not top Upstate's winning percentage of .739 in conference play.
Upstate has lost four A-Sun games due to rain this season, giving the Spartans 23 league games out of a possible 27. Upstate had the final game of the three-game series at Jacksonville rained out on March 23 and this weekend's entire series with Mercer cancelled due to weather.
Upstate has already clinched a spot for the A-Sun Tournament and is hoping to claim its second regular season A-Sun championship, and the first outright, since sharing the title with Florida Gulf Coast and Lipscomb in 2008.