ESPNEWS to broadcast SWAC Baseball Championship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Baseball Championship will be broadcasted on ESPNEWS, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
The championship game is slated for Sunday, May 20 at Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Urban Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow in New Orleans, La.
First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT.
The top four teams in each division will qualify for the postseason tournament that is set to begin on Wednesday, May 16. Games will start approximately at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The standard double elimination format will be in effect.
Texas Southern won last season’s championship in thrilling fashion, needing extra innings, to defeat Alabama State 4-2 in 13 innings when Gerrek Jimenz knocked in the winning run on a bases loaded single to help secure the Tigers’ second championship in the past three seasons.