FAIRFAX, Va. - The third seed Saint Joseph's softball team opens play at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship this Wednesday versus sixth seed George Mason at 2:30 p.m.

Finishing the season with a 14-8 mark in conference play, the Hawks finished third in the 10-team league and will face the Patriots Wednesday at the George Mason Softball Complex.

Should the Hawks win on Wednesday they would advance to play second seed Massachusetts at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. A loss to the George Mason would put Saint Joseph's in an elimination match-up versus either Dayton or Saint Louis.

Wednesday and Thursday's games will be streamed for free on the Atlantic 10 Network, while Friday and Saturday's contests will be televised and streamed on America Sports Network.

The Hawks, who enter the week 23-26 overall, are returning the to conference postseason for the ninth time in the last 10 years.

For future game times, live stats and video and directions to the complex, please click on the A-10 Championship Central page where links are provided.