2016 SWAC Baseball Tournament Bracket Released

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-  The Southwestern Athletic Conference officially released its 2016 baseball tournament bracket Tuesday.  Alabama State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff earned the No. 1 seeds in the east and west after finishing 24-0 and 16-5, respectively, in conference play.  The tournament is in its 63rd year and runs May 18-22 at the MLB Urban Youth Academy’s Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans, La., for a third year.

Below is a list of the tournament seeds.

East Division West Division
  1. Alabama State   1. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  2. Jackson State   2. Grambling State
  3. Alcorn State   3. Texas Southern
  4. Alabama A&M   4. Southern

Day one begins at 9 a.m. with west division No. 3 Texas Southern vs. east division No. 2 Jackson State and continues at noon when east division No. 3 Alcorn State takes on west division No. 2 Grambling State.  The top seeds close out the day starting with Arkansas-Pine Bluff against east division No. 4 Alabama A&M at 3 p.m. and finishing with Alabama State vs. west division No. 4 Southern at 6 p.m.

Fans can keep up with the action including the full tournament schedule and bracket on the baseball tournament central page.

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May 18-22, 2016 • New Orleans, La.

MLB Urban Youth Academy • Wesley Barrow Stadium
 
TOURNAMENT BRACKET | ALL-SWAC BASEBALL TEAMS | TOURNAMENT PREVIEW
TOURNAMENT NOTES | 2016 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS | CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
LIVE AUDIO (SWAC DIGITAL NETWORK) | ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
GM MATCH-UP TIME/RESULT COVERAGE
WEDNESDAY – MAY 18
1 #2 East Jackson State vs. #3 West Texas Southern 9:00 a.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
2 #2 West Grambling State vs. #3 East Alcorn State 12:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
3 #1 West Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. #4 East Alabama A&M 3:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
4 #1 East Alabama State vs. #4 West Southern 6:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
THURSDAY – MAY 19
5 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 9:00 a.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
6 Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4 12:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
7 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3 3:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
8 Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 6:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
FRIDAY – MAY 20
9 Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7 9:00 a.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
10 Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8 12:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
11 Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9 3:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
12 Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10 6:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
SATURDAY – MAY 21
11b Loser game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, if necessary 12:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
12b Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12, if necessary 3:00 p.m. RECAP | PHOTOS
SUNDAY – MAY 22
14 Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12 11:00 a.m. RECAP | PHOTOS| ESPNU

Tournament Information
When: May 18-22, 2016
Where: Wesley Barrow Stadium (New Orleans, La.)
Admission: General Daily $10 | General Tournament $35 | Youth Daily $5.00 | Youth Tournament $10 (Youth: 10 and younger, Students with Valid HS or College ID)

The 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball tournament takes place May 18-22 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the MLB Urban Youth Academy’s Wesley Barrow Stadium.  This is the third year the tournament is being held at the Urban Youth Academy.

The top four finishers from the Eastern and Western Divisions qualify for the SWAC baseball tournament.  The team with the highest winning percentage during conference play is the regular season divisional champion and receives the number one seed.

Last year, Texas Southern defeated Grambling State twice in the same day to advance to the finals against Southern. Texas Southern shutout Southern 10-0 to capture the program’s third championship.  The 2016 baseball championship game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

Tournament History

Year Champion
2015 Texas Southern
2014 Jackson State
2013 Jackson State
2012 Prairie View A&M
2011 Alcorn State
2010 Grambling State
2009 Southern
2008 Texas Southern
2007 Prairie View A&M
2006 Prairie View A&M
2005 Southern
2004 Texas Southern
2003 Southern
2002 Southern
2001 Southern
2000 Jackson State
1999 Southern
1998 Southern
1997 Southern
1996 Southern
1995 Jackson State
1994 Jackson State
1993 Jackson State/Southern
1992 Southern
1991 Southern
1990 Jackson State
1989 Jackson State
1988 Southern
1987 Southern
1986 Jackson State
1985 Grambling State
1984 Grambling State
1983 Grambling State
1982 Jackson State
1981 Southern
1980 Jackson State
1979 Southern
1978 Jackson State
1977 Jackson State
1976 Southern
1975 Southern
1974 Southern
1973 Jackson State
1972 Southern
1971 Jackson State
1970 Southern
1969 Southern
1968 Jackson State
1967 Grambling State
1966 Southern
1965 Southern
1964 Grambling State
1963 Grambling State
1962 Grambling State
1961 Grambling State
1960 Southern
1959 Southern

Number of Championships
Southern – 26 (2009, 2005, 2001-03, 1996-99, 1991-93, 1987-88, 1981,
1979, 1974-76, 1972, 1970, 1969, 1965-66, 1959-60)

Jackson State – 16 (2013-14, 2000, 1993-95, 1989-90, 1986, 1982
1980, 1977-78, 1973, 1971, 1968)

Grambling State – 9 (2010, 1983-85, 1967, 1961-64)

Texas Southern – 3 (2015, 2008, 2004)

Prairie View A&M – 3 (2012, 2006-07)

Alcorn State – 1 (2011)

Longest Championship Streaks
4 – Southern (1996-99), Grambling State (1961-64)

3 – Southern (2001-03), Jackson State (1993-95), Southern (1991-93),
Grambling State (1983-85), Southern (1974-76)

Championships by Decade

2010’s
Jackson State – 2
Texas Southern – 1
Prairie View A&M – 1
Alcorn State – 1
Grambling State – 1

2000’s
Southern – 5
Texas Southern – 2
Prairie View A&M – 2
Jackson State – 1

1990’s
Southern – 7
Jackson State – 4

1980’s
Jackson State – 4
Grambling State – 3
Southern – 3

1970’s
Southern – 6
Jackson State – 4

1960’s
Grambling State – 5
Southern – 4
Jackson State – 1

1950’s
Southern – 1

 

 

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