[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]UAM_Softball2The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team opens its 2014 season February 1 at home against Christian Brothers before hitting the road for over a month.

The Cotton Blossoms face off against former Gulf South Conference opponent CBU this Saturday in a double-header starting at 1 p.m. at Blossoms Field. The Lady Bucs are coming off an 11-30 finish last season, while UAM went 29-25 last year and has been picked to finish third in the Great American Conference this season.

Following the season-opening double-header against the Lady Bucs, the Blossoms hit the road for just over a month, competing in the Southeastern Regional Invitational in Durant, Okla. February 8-9 and hosting the UAM 8-State Classic in Bentonville, Ark. February 14-17. Following that tournament in Bentonville, the Blossoms have back-to-back weekends on the road to start GAC play against Southwestern Oklahoma State and Henderson State.

Due to ongoing construction to the UAM baseball and softball facilities, live stats and live video will not be available for this Saturday’s season opener against Christian Brothers. Follow @uamsports on twitter for in-game updates.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”http://youtu.be/WEe-SHJxGbM”][/vc_column][/vc_row]