Four Teams Left in Hunt for American Southwest Conference Title

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CLINTON, MS – The championship round of the 2009 American Southwest Conference Baseball Championship Tournament Series will be held Friday-Sunday (May 1-3) at Frierson Field on the campus of Mississippi College.

Playing for the conference championship and a berth into the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship along with host Mississippi College (28-14) will be nationally-ranked Texas-Tyler (34-9), Texas Lutheran (30-12) and Texas-Dallas (27-16).

All games will be available to follow through live audio and live statistics. All links can be found on the ASC’s Tournament Central website.

To advance to the double elimination tournament, the four squads had to win best-of-three series last weekend. Mississippi College swept Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas-Tyler outlasted McMurry in three games, Texas Lutheran swept Ozarks and Texas-Dallas prevailed in Game 3 against Hardin-Simmons. UTD is the only team that won a road series.

MC will be going for its first ASC title since 2003 and TLU will be aiming for a fourth overall crown. The Bulldogs won three straight titles from 2005-2007. Texas-Tyler and Texas-Dallas are eyeing their first conference title. Texas-Tyler is in its second season eligible for postseason play after serving as a NCAA provisional member for four seasons. UTD has been the runner-up three times (2003-2004, 2006).

NOTES: The hosting rights for the Championship Round rotate each year between each division’s top remaining seed. . . . .Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for students; each ticket is a day-pass and will provide admission to all games on that day only. Tournament passes will be available for $12. . . . There will be a limited amount of tournament T-shirts($20) and souvenir programs ($2) available.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

(Double Elimination)

May 1-3

Host: Mississippi College / Frierson Field / Clinton, Mississippi

FRIDAY, MAY 1

Game 1: Texas Lutheran (30-12) vs. Texas-Tyler (34-9), 3 p.m.

Game 2: Texas-Dallas (27-16) vs. Mississippi College (28-14), 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 2

Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 1 p.m.

Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 4 p.m.

Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 3

Game 6 (Championship): Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 1 p.m.

Game 7, If necessary: 30 minutes after Game 10