Weather Forces Baseball Championship Format Change

Thursday, May 21, 2009

DELAND, Fla. (May 21, 2009) - Two days of rain has forced a format change in the 2009 Atlantic Sun Baseball Championships. Unable to complete a six-team, double-elimination championship, the championship will begin with two single-elimination games, leading into a four-team, double-elimination championship.

 

The new championship will commence with the fourth-seeded Belmont Bruins facing the fifth-seeded Mercer Bears at 3:00 p.m. The Bears concluded their regular season by sweeping a three-game series with the Bruins in Nashville, Tenn., last weekend. The winner will face Jacksonville, the Championship's top seed at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

 

Third-seeded Stetson will take on ETSU, the sixth seed, at 6:30 p.m. in the second of the single-elimination games. The Hatters took three from the Buccaneers at home earlier in the month, outscoring the Bucs, 36-11. Lipscomb, the defending champion, waits as the reward for the winning club at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

 

Friday's play concludes with the two losing teams from the day's first two contests playing an elimination game at 4:30 p.m. The day's two winners will play at 8:00 p.m. with the victor earning a spot in the title game.

 

Please follow AtlanticSun.org for updates throughout the Championship.

 

Revised Schedule of Events

 

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Game 1: No. 4 Belmont vs No. 5 Mercer, 3:00 pm
                          Elimination Game
Game 2: No. 3 Stetson vs No. 6 ETSU, 6:30 pm
                           Elimination Game

 

Friday, May 22, 2009
Start of Double Elimination Bracket
Game 3: No. 1 Jacksonville vs Winner Game 1, 9:30 am
Game 4: No. 2 Lipscomb vs Winner Game 2, 1:00 pm
Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs Loser Game 4, 4:30 pm
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4, 8:00 pm

 

Saturday, May 23, 2009
Game 7: 11:00 am
Game 8: 2:30 pm

 

Sunday, May 24, 2009
Game 9: 1:00 pm - If Necessary

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VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
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Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky