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

Women’s Basketball Visits Illinois State On Friday Night

first_imgNORMAL, Ill. – The Drake University women’s basketball team visits Illinois State on Friday night in the first of five remaining road games for the Bulldogs to close the regular season. Drake and Illinois State will tipoff at 7 p.m. Friday night with the contest broadcast via On The Valley On ESPN3. In its last game on Sunday, Drake (16-6, 9-2 MVC) raced past Missouri State by a score of 95-72 to take sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bulldogs used a dominating 21-2 scoring run in the second quarter to break open a close game as the team finished with the most points scored all season versus an MVC opponent. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) and sophomore Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) fueled the decisive run with Wendell pouring in seven points and Greiner knocking down three three-pointers during the stretch. Wendell went on to score a game-high 25 points while Greiner finished with nine points. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) recorded her third points/assists double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 assists. Drake ranks 10th in the nation with its league-best 80.6 points per game scoring clip while also ranking 10th in the country and pacing the MVC in field goal percentage at 47.2. The impressive scoring mark is 10.0 points more than the next closest team in the MVC, Missouri State (70.6). As a team, the Bulldogs also share the basketball, averaging an MVC-high 18.6 assists per game, which is eighth in the nation. Illinois State (6-15, 4-6 MVC) is coming off a 73-62 home win over Indiana State, and the Redbirds have won three of their last five games. Drake defeated Illinois State by a score of 76-41 back on Jan. 17 in Des Moines as the Bulldogs now lead the series, 37-35. The longtime MVC rivals have played at least twice annually every season since the 1981-82 season. The Bulldogs will close the weekend at Indiana State on Sunday afternoon. The contest in Terre Haute, Ind., will start at 1 p.m. CST and is available via The Valley On ESPN3.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more