SWAC Announces Baseball Tournament Seedings and Opening Round Match-Ups

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its 2023 SWAC Baseball Tournament seedings following the conclusion of regular season play.

Grambling State (22-7 SWAC) enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed from the Western Division.

Texas Southern claimed the Western Division No. 2 seed (17-10 SWAC), while Southern claimed the No. 3 seed (17-10 SWAC) followed by No. 4 seed Prairie View A&M (15-14 SWAC).

Alabama State (26-4 SWAC) enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed from the Eastern Division.

Bethune-Cookman claimed the Eastern Division No. 2 seed (20-9 SWAC), while Florida A&M claimed the No. 3 seed (18-12 SWAC) followed by No. 4 seed Jackson State (13-17 SWAC).

In the event of a tie in conference records the league’s tiebreaker policy was used to determine final seedings.

The tournament will be played in a double-elimination format with action set to start at 9:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, May 24 with games slated to run through Sunday, May 28 at Russ Chandler Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

All tournament games scheduled for May 24-27 will be available live on the SWAC Digital Network.

The complete tournament bracket can be found at the link above. Please click here to purchase tickets for the event.

Wednesday, May 24
Game 1 – (W2) Texas Southern vs. (E3) Florida A&M, 9:00 a.m.
Game 2 – (E2) Bethune-Cookman vs. (W3) Southern, 12:00 p.m.
Game 3 – (E1) Alabama State vs. (W4) Prairie View A&M, 3:00 p.m.
Game 4 – (W1) Grambling State vs. (E4) Jackson State, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 25
Game 5 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3, 9:00 a.m.
Game 6 – Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4, 12:00 p.m.
Game 7 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3, 3:00 p.m.
Game 8 – Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 26
Game 9 – Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7, 9:00 a.m.
Game 10 – Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8, 12:00 p.m.
Game 11 – Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 3:00 p.m.
Game 12 – Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 27 (If necessary)
Game 11b – Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, 12:00 p.m.
Game 12b – Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12. 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 28
Game 13 – Championship Game, 1:00 p.m.

All times listed Eastern Standard Time (EST)

About the SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.

Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.

Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

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Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference


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