SWAC Baseball Pairings Are Announced

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: May 10, 2009

SWAC BIRMINGHAM – The 2009 SWAC baseball tournament pairings are now set for next week’s tournament at Southern University’s Lee‐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. Arkansas‐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 tape‐delay basis later that day at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 20

Game 1 Alcorn St. vs. Univ. Arkansas‐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.