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A-State Baseball To Face Troy in Opening-Round of SBC Tournament

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JONESBORO, AR (ASU) — The Arkansas State baseball team will begin play in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Wednesday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m. against the top seeded Troy Trojans at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field on the campus of Louisiana-Lafayette the league announced Saturday night.

With a win over the Trojans, the eighth-seeded Red Wolves will advance to a second-round matchup against fourth-seeded Florida Atlantic or fifth-seeded Western Kentucky. An open-round loss would drop Arkansas State in the elimination against the loser of that same matchup.

The second-round winner's bracket game is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, while the elimination bracket game is to get underway at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

ASU secured a berth in the conference tournament for the fourth straight season this past weekend and finished the year with a 26-29 overall record and a 12-18 mark in league play.

All of A-State's Sun Belt Conference tournament can be heard on the 95.3 The Ticket and through the StateZone portion of AStateRedWolves.com. All games will also be available via webstream on the Sun Belt Digital Network on SunBeltSports.org

The Championship festivities will begin on Tuesday night with Championship Family night, where the league's All-Conference teams will be announced. A-State's Logan Uxa will also compete in the Home Derby Contest and members of the Red Wolves' baseball team will be on hand to sign autographs.

 

 

 

2013 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Seeds (Season Record)

1. Troy (39-16, 20-10 SBC)

2. South Alabama (40-16, 20-10 SBC)

3. Louisiana-Lafayette (38-17, 19-11 SBC)*

4. Florida Atlantic (35-20, 19-11)

5. WKU (28-27, 16-14 SBC)

6. FIU (25-30, 13-17 SBC)**

7. UALR (28-26, 13-17 SBC)

8. Arkansas State (26-29, 12-18)

 

* - Louisiana-Lafayette went 2-1 against Florida Atlantic in the season series; therefore earns the No. 3 seed over the Owls

** - FIU went 2-1 against UALR in the season series; therefore, FIU is awarded the No. 7 seed over UALR.

 

2013 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, May 22

Game 1:               9:00 a.m.              No. 4 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 5 WKU

Game 2:               12:30 p.m.           No. 1 Troy vs. No. 8 Arkansas State

Game 3:               4:00 p.m.             No. 2 South Alabama vs. No. 7 UALR

Game 4:               7:30 p.m.             No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette vs. No. 6 FIU

 

Thursday, May 23

Game 5:               9:00 a.m.              Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

Game 6:               12:30 p.m.           Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Game 7:               4:00 p.m.             Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Game 8:               7:30 p.m.             Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

 

Friday, May 24

Game 9:               3:00 p.m.             Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7

Game 10:             6:30 p.m.             Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8

 

Saturday, May 25

Game 11:             9:00 a.m.              Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9

Game 12:             12:30 p.m.           Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10

Game 13:             4:00 p.m.             *Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11

Game 14:             7:30 p.m.             #Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12

* Game 13 is necessary if the winner of Game 9 also wins Game 11.

# Game 14 is necessary if the winner of Game 10 also wins Game 12.

 

Championship Sunday, May 26

Game 13:             1:00 p.m.             Winner Game 11/13 vs. Winner Game 12/14 (Sun Belt Network)

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