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SWAC Baseball Pairings Are Announced
BIRMINGHAM – The 2009 SWAC baseball tournament pairings are now set for next week’s tournament at Southern University’s Leeâ€Hines Field in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This year’s championship is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 through Sunday, May 24 and begins with four games on Day One. No. 3 East seed Alcorn State will play No. 2 West seed Univ. Arkansasâ€Pine Bluff at 9 a.m.
Game Two will feature No. 3 West seed Grambling State, which clinched a tournament berth Saturday with a win, taking on No. 2 East seed Jackson State at noon.
The top divisional seeds will be in action later in the day. At 3 p.m. No. 1 East seed Mississippi Valley State will take on No. 4 West seed and 2008 defending champion Texas Southern.
The final game of the day will feature No. 1 West seed Southern facing No. 4 East seed Alabama A&M at 6 p.m. Action will continue Thursday and Friday with four games each day at 9 a.m., Noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Saturday, a pair of ‘if necessary’ games are scheduled for Noon and 3 p.m..
Sunday, the championship game will be played at 1 p.m. and televised on tapeâ€delay basis later that day at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.
Wednesday, May 20
Game 1 Alcorn St. vs. Univ. Arkansasâ€Pine Bluff, 9 a.m.
Game 2 Grambling St. vs. Jackson St., Noon Game 3 Texas Southern vs. Mississippi Valley St., 3 p.m.
Game 4 Alabama A&M vs. Southern, 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 21
Game 5 Game 1 loser vs. Game 3 loser, 9 a.m.
Game 6 Game 2 loser vs. Game 4 loser, Noon Game 7 Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 3 p.m.
Game 8 Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.
Friday, May 22
Game 9 Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 Loser, 9 a.m.
Game 10 Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 Loser, Noon Game 11 Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner, 3 p.m.
Game 12 Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 23
Game 13 (if necessary) Game 11 winner vs. Game 11 loser, Noon Game 14 (if necessary) Game 12 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 24
Game 15 Championship Game, 1 p.m.