Sun Belt Baseball Tournament will return to double elimination format

LAFAYETTE, LA ( - The 2013 Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament, fan safety and scheduling for basketball and a change in the conference ejection policy highlighted the Sun Belt Conference fall meetings, which concluded Wednesday in New Orleans.

The baseball tournament, to be held in May at M. L. "Tigue" Moore Field in Lafayette, will revert back to the double elimination format, which was used from 2000-2010.  The eight team tournament will be split into two brackets, with bracket champions meeting for the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  The tournament will begin on Wednesday, May 22, with the championship game scheduled for Sunday, May 26.

Beginning in 2014, the baseball league will split into two divisions with the teams continuing to play a 30-game schedule.  Details for 2014 will be announced at a later date.  The 2014 tournament was previously awarded to the University of South Alabama.