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2022 Sun Belt baseball tournament schedule altered due to rain

Weather forces conference tournament will move to a single-elimination format
Arkansas State is one of 14 members of the Sun Belt Conference
Arkansas State is one of 14 members of the Sun Belt Conference(Source: Sun Belt Conference)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 9:24 PM EDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — After consultation with the league’s head coaches, the Sun Belt tournament games committee will shift the 2022 Guardian Credit Union Sun Belt Baseball Championship presented by Troy University to a single-elimination format beginning on Friday, May 27.

The decision was made following a significant weather delay on Wednesday and in consideration of Thursday’s weather forecast and student-athlete rest and recovery during postseason play.

The games committee must be confident that the double-elimination bracket would be completed prior to Sunday’s NCAA automatic qualifier deadline—and based on Wednesday’s weather delay and Thursday’s weather forecast it was not confident it could see that bracket to completion, necessitating the change to a single-elimination format.

The quarterfinals will be contested on Friday, May 27; the semifinals will be played on Saturday, May 28; and the championship game will remain at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 29.

Every tournament game will be nationally broadcast on ESPN+.

Tickets remain available, with prices starting at just $10.   For more information, including relevant links and daily recaps, visit Sun Belt Baseball Championship Central.

Friday, May 27 - Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal 1: No. 6 Seed Troy vs. No. 3 Seed Coastal Carolina, 10:00 a.m. ET

Quarterfinal 2: No. 9 Seed App State vs. No. 2 Seed Georgia Southern. 1:30 p.m. ET

Quarterfinal 3: No. 5 Seed South Alabama vs. No. 4 Seed Louisiana, 5:00 p.m. ET

Quarterfinal 4: No. 10 Seed ULM vs. No. 1 Seed Texas State, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 28 – Semifinals

Semifinal 1: Winner Quarterfinal 1 vs. Winner Quarterfinal 2, 4:00 p.m. ET

Semifinal 2: Winner Quarterfinal 3 vs. Winner Quarterfinal 4, 8:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, May 29 – Championship Game

Championship Game: Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2, 2:00 p.m. ET

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