Baseball Conference Tournament Set

With the regular season completed and the conference standings determined, the top eight teams advance to the CCAC Championship on May 3-8 hosted at Joliet Route 66 Stadium in Joliet, Illinois. The teams have been seeded according to their conference finish and will play in a double-elimination tournament.  Trinity (28-17-1) finished with an 18-10-1 conference record and is the No. 4 seed in the tournament. They will face No. 5 Robert Morris University in their opening game on May 3 at 10 am.  

The conference earns two automatic bids to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round on May 13-16 at various campus sites.  Saint Xavier University has earned one of those berths as the regular season champions.  The other bid goes to the tournament champion or the tournament runner-up if Saint Xavier is also the tournament champion.

The Trolls are returning to the CCAC Tournament as the defending champions.  They play the opening game of the tournament against Robert Morris, the team in which they opened their conference schedule. In those CCAC games with the Eagles, Trinity was 2-1 in the series with a 4-0 win on March 14 and a split result, 6-0 win and 7-3 loss, of the double-header on March 20.  

Tournament Seeds:
No. 1 Saint Xavier University (32-13, 24-4)
No. 2 University of St. Francis (30-14-1, 19-8-1)
No. 3 Olivet Nazarene University (28-20, 20-9)
No. 4 Trinity Christian College (17-18-1, 18-10-1)
No. 5 Robert Morris University (28-17, 18-11)
No. 6 St. Ambrose University (15-24, 13-14)
No. 7 Roosevelt University (13-26, 13-15)
No. 8 Indiana University-South Bend (13-26, 11-19)

Tournament Schedule:
Friday, May 3
Game 1 – No. 4 Trinity Christian vs No. 5 Robert Morris at 10 am
Game 2 – No. 3 Olivet Nazarene University vs No. 6 St. Ambrose 1 pm
Game 3 – No. 2 St. Francis vs No. 7 Roosevelt at 4 pm
Game 4 – No. 1 Saint Xavier vs No. 8 IU-South Bend at 7 pm
Saturday, May 4
Game 5 – Loser Game 2 vs Loser Game 3 at 10 am
Game 6 – Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 4 at 1 pm
Game 7 – Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 3 at 4 pm
Game 8 – Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 4 at 7 pm
Monday, May 6
Game 9 – Winner Game 5 vs Loser Game 8 at 10 am
Game 10 – Winner Game 6 vs Loser Game 7 at 1 pm
Game 11 – Winner Game 9 vs Winner Game 10 at 4 pm
Game 12 – Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8 at 7 pm
Tuesday, May 7
Game 13 – Winner Game 11 vs Loser Game 12 at 4 pm
Game 14 – Championship Game -Winner Game 12 vs Winner 13 at 7 pm
Wednesday, May 8
Game 15 (if necessary) – Winner of 14 vs Loser Game 14 at 7 pm

For complete tournament information, visit: http://www.gofightingsaints.com/19-ccac-baseball

The tournament action will be web streamed:
Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/usffightingsaints/live
Live stats: http://live.gofightingsaints.com/bb/xlive.htm