Championships

2011 Conference USA Baseball Championship

2011 C-USA Baseball Championship presented by Trustmark
May 25-29
Pearl, MS
Event site: Trustmark Park

Tuesday Practice Schedule

Championship Schedule
G# Matchup Time Coverage
Wednesday, May 25
1 (4) UCF 16, (5) Memphis 9 9 a.m. Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: UCF - Postgame | UCF - Sedlock | Memphis Postgame
Highlights
2 (8) UAB 9, (1) Rice 8 12:30 p.m. Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: UAB Postgame | UAB - Frost | Rice Postgame | Highlights
3 (6) Houston 8, vs. (3) East Carolina 5 ~4:30 p.m. Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: Houston - Postgame | Houston - Jensen | ECU-Postgame Highlights
4 (2) Southern Miss 6, (7) Tulane 1 ~8:45 p.m. Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: USM Postgame | Tulane Postgame | USM - McInnis Highlights
Thursday, May 26
5 (4) UCF 6, (8) UAB 4 9 a.m. CSS
Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: UCF Postgame | UCF - Griffin | UAB Postgame Highlights
6 (5) Memphis 5, (1) Rice 8 ~1:00 p.m. CSS
Gametracker
PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: Rice Postgame | Rice - Rendon | Memphis Postgame Highlights
7 (3) East Carolina 4, (7) Tulane 2 [11 inn.] 4:00 p.m. CSS
Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: ECU Postgame | ECU - Thompson | Tulane Postgame Highlights
8 (6) Houston 7, (2) Southern Miss 6 [14 inn.] ~8:45 p.m. CSS
Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: Houston Postgame | Houston - Still | USM Postgame Highlights
Friday, May 27
9 (5) Memphis 5, (8) UAB 4 9 a.m. Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: Memphis Postgame | Memphis - Holland | UAB Postgame Highlights
10 (1) Rice 4, (4) UCF 2 12:30 p.m. Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes Recap
  Postgame Video: Rice Postgame | Rice - Gonzales | UCF Postgame Highlights
11 (7) Tulane 7, (6) Houston 1 4:00 p.m. Gametracker PDF Stats HTML Stats Quotes
  Postgame Video: Tulane Postgame | Tulane - Byo | Houston Postgame Highlights
12 (3) East Carolina 4, (2) Southern Miss 0 7:30 p.m. Gametracker PDF Stats HTML StatsQuotes
  Postgame Video: ECU Postgame | ECU - Maness | USM Postgame Highlights
Saturday, May 28
13 Championship:
(1)Rice 4, (6)Houston 3 (10)
7:00 p.m. CBSSN
GametrackerPDF Stats HTML StatsQuotesRecap
  Postgame Video: Rice Postgame | Houston Postgame | Rice Celebration
Note: Pairings with game times are announced after seeds are determined following the final league series of the season. All times Central.

Makeup of the Pods and Schedule of Play
Pod 1 (Seeds 1, 4, 5 and 8)Pod 2 (Seeds 2, 3, 6 and 7)
1 vs. 4, 5 and 8 2 vs. 3, 6 and 7
4 vs. 1, 5 and 8 3 vs. 2, 6 and 7
5 vs. 1, 4 and 8 6 vs. 2, 3 and 7
8 vs. 1, 4 and 5 7 vs. 2, 3 and 6
New Championship Format

The 2011 Conference USA Championship will feature the top eight teams in regular-season league play. Those eight will be split into two four-team pools (or pods), with the winner of each pod playing in a single championship game. Teams will be assigned pods based on seed, which will be determined by the order of finish in regular-season conference play.

Each team will be guaranteed to play three games. Teams in each pod will play the other three teams in its pod. The team with the best composite record in each pod will advance to the championship game. Two-way ties in a pod will be broken by head-to-head play. In case of a three-way tie, the highest seed will advance. The higher seed will be the home team in games on Days 1 and 3 and in the Championship Game; teams that were the visitors on Day 1 will be the home team on Day 2.

Games are played at 9 am, 12:30 pm, 4 pm and 7:30 pm the first three days of the Championship, with the championship game Saturday at 7 pm. Pairings with game times are announced after seeds are determined following the final league series of the season.

For the potential for increased ticket sales as well as competitive balance, the sponsoring agency will work cooperatively with the Conference on sequence of games on days 1, 2 and 3 of the Championship.

Trustmark Park


The 2011 Conference USA Championship will be played at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. The stadium in suburban Jackson is the home of the Mississippi Braves, the AA club of the Atlanta Braves. The ballpark, which opened April 18, 2005, has capacity for nearly 7,500 fans. There are 5,500 chair-back seats in the reserved seating areas. The grass berm beyond the outfield walls has room for an additional 2,000 general admission customers.

The Farm Bureau Grill, beyond the right-field wall, is a full-service restaurant and there are nine baseball-themed concession stands that offer a wide variety of ballpark treats. Twenty-two luxury suites that seat between 16 and 20 fans are equipped with hardwood floors, a bar, flat screen TVs, refrigerator and sliding doors that open up to two rows of seats. The ballpark also includes the picnic pavilion, 150 closed-circuit monitors positioned around the park televising the game, two merchandise shops and a kids play area beyond the center-field wall.

The field dimensions are 330 feet down the left-field line, 332 feet down the right-field line, and 400 feet to center-field.

Past C-USA Tournament Champions

2010Southern Miss
2009Rice
2008Houston
2007Rice
2006Rice
2005TCU/Tulane*
2004TCU
2003Southern Miss
2002East Carolina
2001Tulane
2000Houston
1999Tulane
1998Tulane
1997Houston
1996Tulane
*declared co-champions after championship game was cancelled due to weather

2011 NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES


The 64th Annual College World Series will take place June 18-28/29 at TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha, Neb. This is the 61st time that the CWS will be played in Omaha and the first year at the brand-new downtown stadium.

The field consists of 64 teams, with 29 conference champions being joined by 35 at-large selections. Sixteen double-elimination regionals consisting of four teams each will take place from Friday to Monday, June 3-6. The winners of those regionals advance to the Super Regionals, which will be a best of three format with two teams playing at eight different sites during June 10-13.

The eight winners will play in the 2011 College World Series, which will employ its familiar pair of four-team double-elimination brackets leading to a best-of-three championship series between the winners of the two brackets. The CWS will run from Saturday, June 18 - Tuesday, June 28 or Wednesday, June 29.

National television coverage of the 2011 College World Series will be provided by ESPN, including the championship series, June 27, 28 and 29.

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