**UPDATE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM HIGHLAND REC CENTER TO KIWANIS FIELD IN HICKORY**
HICKORY, N.C. — The Catawba Valley Community College softball program starts its second season of play on Friday and Saturday with its first annual Catawba Valley Clash round-robin event.
Five programs are scheduled to participate in the event being held at the Highland Recreation Center in Hickory, including CVCC, Patrick Henry, Surry and Cleveland community colleges and the Montreat JV team.
"We are very excited to be hosting the first-ever Catawba Valley Clash," said CVCC head softball coach Josh Bumgarner. "What a great way to usher in the restart of college softball and the season by having a bunch of good teams come together and play."
The Red Hawks play against Patrick Henry and Surry on Friday at 1 and 5 p.m., respectively, before finishing play on Saturday with a noon game against Montreat and a 4 p.m. contest against Cleveland.
Fans will be allowed to attend the games, but must adhere to all local, state and federal and facility regulations regarding COVID-19.
Below is the complete schedule for the Catawba Valley Clash:
First annual Catawba Valley Clash (Kiwanis Field)
Friday, Jan. 29
CVCC v Patrick Henry, 1 p.m.
Montreat v Patrick Henry, 3 p.m.
CVCC v Surry, 5 p.m.
Montreat v Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Surry v Cleveland, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 30
CVCC v Montreat, noon
Surry v Montreat, 2 p.m.
CVCC v Cleveland, 4 p.m.
Patrick Henry v Surry, noon
Patrick Henry v Cleveland, 2 p.m.