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2021 SEC Softball Tournament

May 12-15, 2021
Rhoads Stadium - Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The SEC Softball Tournament is an on-campus event. It rotates to all 13 schools with future sites set for Florida (2022), Arkansas (2023), Georgia (2024), Auburn (2025), Kentucky (2026), LSU (2027), Missouri (2028) and Ole Miss (2029).

The tournament is a 13-team, single elimination format, beginning on Tuesday and concluding with the championship game on Saturday. The 13 tournament teams shall be determined based on the highest percentage of wins during regular-season Conference competition. The winner of the tournament receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

The inaugural tournament in 1997 was a double-elimination event with six teams. The following year, the double-elimination bracket expanded to include eight teams vying to the championship title.

The first seven tournament were held at neutral sites: the South Commons Stadium in Columbus, Ga. (1997-2000), Jim Frost Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. (2001-2002) and Plant City Stadium in Plant City, Fla. (2003). In 2004, the SEC Softball Tournament moved to on-campus sites.

The tournament expanded three times in the past decade. In 2013, 10 teams earned a spot in the championship. The tournament featured 12 teams for the first time in 2015, and in 2019, the bracket included all 13 teams in the conference.

2021 SEC Softball Tournament Schedule
Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Tuesday, May 11 7 p.m. Game 1 SEC Network
Wednesday, May 12 12 p.m. Game 2 SEC Network
35 minutes following Game 2 Game 3 SEC Network
35 minutes following Game 3 Game 4 SEC Network
35 minutes following Game 4 Game 5 SEC Network
Thursday, May 13 12 p.m. Game 6 SEC Network
35 minutes following Game 6 Game 7 SEC Network
35 minutes following Game 7 Game 8 SEC Network
35 minutes following Game 8 Game 9 SEC Network
Friday, May 14 4 p.m. Game 10 ESPN2
35 minutes following Game 10 Game 11 ESPN2
Saturday, May 15 6 p.m.  Game 12 ESPN2

SEC Softball Tournament Champions

Year Champion
2020 No Tournament
2019 Florida Gators
2018 Florida Gators
2017 Ole Miss Rebels
2016 Auburn Tigers
2015 Auburn Tigers
Full Tournament History