For the UMaine softball team, this week may feel like a little deja vu. Just like last year, the Black Bears are the #2 seed. Just like last year, Binghamton is the #1 seed and host.

A year ago, the Bears made it all the way through the AE tourney as champions and played in the NCAA Regional.

This year, coach Mike Coutts and his UMaine team enter the postseason with a 10-6 AE conference record (16-23 overall).

After a first round bye on Wednesday, the Black Bears will face either Stony Brook or Hartford on Thursday.

Check out the full AE Softball Tourney schedule...

2017 America East Softball Championship
at Binghamton University
Wednesday, May 10
Game #1 – #4 Albany vs. #5 UMBC –11:00 a.m.
Game #2 – #3 Stony Brook vs. #6 Hartford – 1:30 p.m.
Game #3 – Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 11
Game #4 – #1 Binghamton vs. Winner Game #1 – 11:00 a.m.
Game #5 – #2 Maine vs. Winner Game #2 – 1:30 p.m.
Game #6 – Winner Game #3 vs. Loser Game #4/5 (Lower Seed) – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12
Game #7 – Winner Game #4 vs. Winner Game #5 – 11:00 a.m.
Game #8 – Winner Game #6 vs. Loser Game #4/5 (Higher Seed) – 1:30 p.m.
Game #9 – Winner Game #8 vs. Loser Game #7 – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13
Game #10 – Championship Game: Winner Game #7 vs. Winner Game #9 – Noon
Game #11 – If necessary game (if first loss for loser of Game #10):
Winner Game #10 vs. Loser Game #10 – 2:30 p.m.