2018 Southland Baseball Tournament Tickets on Sale Today

first_img* GAME 13 WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE WINNER OF GAME 9 ALSO WINS GAME 11.^ GAME 14 WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE WINNER OF GAME 10 ALSO WINS GAME 12.# IF ONLY ONE OF THE TWO EARLY GAMES IS NECESSARY ON SATURDAY, IT WILL BE PLAYED AT 1 P.M., WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME STARTING AT 6 P.M. Wednesday, May 23, 20189:00 AM – Game 1 – No. 3 vs. No. 612:00 PM – Game 2 – No. 2 vs. No. 74:00 PM – Game 3 – No. 1 vs. No. 87:00 PM – Game 4 – No. 4 vs. No. 5 The double-elimination tournament, scheduled for May 23-26 in Sugar Land, Texas, will feature the league’s top eight teams and conclude with a winner-take-all championship game May 26 at 6 p.m. CT. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. All games will broadcast on ESPN+. The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field on the eve of the tournament. The event is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m., featuring one hitter from each of the eight participating teams. Defending tournament champion Sam Houston State currently sits atop the conference standings with an 18-3 Southland record. Southeastern Louisiana is second (17-7) while Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist are tied for third with 13-8 marks. McNeese (14-10), UIW (12-9) and Northwestern State (11-10) are fifth through seventh while Nicholls (9-12) would be the last team in if the season ended today. Thursday, May 24, 20189:00 AM – Game 5 – Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser12:00 PM – Game 6 – Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser4:00 PM – Game 7 – Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner7:00 PM – Game 8 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner All-Session: $60 for adults; $40 for youth ages 6-17 Single-Day: $20 for adults; $12 for youth ages 6-17; ages five and younger are free Student: Free (with valid ID) for students attending Southland Conference institutions (all schools, even those not competing) This year’s tournament marks the tournament’s fifth year in Sugar Land. The 7,500-seat Constellation Field is home to the Sugar Land Skeeters, a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The facility opened in 2012 and was the home of the 2013 and 2015-17 Southland tournaments. The venue is set to serve as the host site through 2019. Saturday, May 26, 20189:00 AM – Game 13 – Game 11 Loser vs. Game 11 Winner*#1:00 PM – Game 14 – Game 12 Loser vs. Game 12 Winner^#6:00 PM – Championship – Game 13 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner+ Friday, May 25, 20189:00 AM – Game 9 – Game 7 Loser vs. Game 5 Winner12:00 PM – Game 10 – Game 8 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner4:00 PM – Game 11 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner7:00 PM – Game 12 – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner SUGAR LAND, Texas – Tickets for the 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament are on sale now at southland.org/baseball. They are also available by phone at 281-240-4487, and at the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field (1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77498). Tournament ScheduleAll Times Central Ticket Priceslast_img read more

Real Madrid parade UCL trophy in front of ecstatic fans

first_img0Shares0000Marcelo and Sergio Ramos are at the forefront of Real Madrid’s Champions League celebrations in the Spanish capital © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMELMADRID, Spain, May 27 – Tens of thousands of ecstatic fans lined the streets of the Spanish capital to greet Real Madrid’s players as they returned home Sunday after winning their third Champions League title in a row in Kiev.Elated fans cheered and waved club scarves as an open-top bus carrying the squad and the trophy made its way to the club’s traditional celebration spot, the Plaza de Cibeles. Some children sat on the shoulders of their parents to get a better look as the bus went by.The giant white bus was emblazoned with the phrase “Campeones 13” and the club’s crest to mark their record-extending 13th European Cup success.Team captain Sergio Ramos and other players waved and filmed the crowd with mobile phones from the top of the bus, which was escorted by police on horseback.Ramos took the walkway set up over the plaza’s fountain and draped the statue of the goddess Cybele with the club’s scarf and flag as the crowd cheered.He and Real Madrid left-back Marcelo then held up the trophy over their heads as white confetti rained down and the Queen anthem “We are the Champions” blared out from loudspeakers.“I had to be here and celebrate this win with them,” Ivan Gonzalez, a 23-year-old student who wore a pink Cristiano Ronaldo jersey and a Real Madrid scarf wrapped around his neck, told AFP at the plaza.– ‘Pride and ambition’ –The bus then made its way to Real’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium where a celebration with fireworks will later be held.Roughly 80,000 people packed the stadium on Saturday night to watch Real’s 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool on eight giant screens.The crowd erupted in delight at the final whistle, breaking out in familiar chants of “Campeones, campeones”.Earlier on Sunday at a reception at the headquarters of the Madrid regional government, Ramos joked that winning the Champions League was “turning into a routine”.Zinedine Zidane joined Bob Paisley and Carlo Ancelotti as the only coaches to lift three European Cup titles © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMEL“In the difficult moments, when people doubted us, this team showed it has pride and ambition, that it does not get tired of winning,” he added.“I think this is the key of this success, along with having a great coach.”Real’s “decimotercera,” or 13th title in the competition, moved them six clear of second-placed AC Milan in the all-time honours list, after lifting the trophy for a remarkable fourth time in five seasons.Former French international Zidane also became the first coach to win three consecutive Champions League crowns, despite having spent less than three years at the helm.– ‘Legendary team’ –The squad also stopped by Madrid city hall where they presented mayor Manuela Carmena with a jersey with the number 13 on the back that was signed by the players.Carmena, who attended the match in Kiev, said Real had won thanks to the “magisterial leadership of its manager and the synergy of all its players”.Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, a die-hard Real fan, sent a telegram to the club’s president, Florentino Perez, to congratulate the team for their victory, which he said had “revalidated” the club’s “continental leadership”.“Thank you for this sporting show that filled all sports lovers with emotion and pride, and for once again taking Spain’s name to the highest levels of world sport,” he added in the telegram, his office said in a statement.Cristiano Ronaldo shared a few words with the tens of thousands of Real fans who turned out to celebrate a record 13th European Cup © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZORajoy had planned to watch the match in person in Kiev but he cancelled the trip at the last minute after the main opposition Socialist party filed a no-confidence motion against his government in parliament.Real’s victory made the front page of all main Spanish newspapers on Sunday.“Madrid dominates Europe with a legendary team,” headlined top-selling daily El Pais below a photo of Ramos holding up the Champions League trophy surrounded by the rest of his teammates.“An eternal Real Madrid,” wrote rival daily El Mundo while conservative daily ABC headlined: “A Real Madrid of legend”.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more