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ORU Set to Host Currington Mortgage Summit League Tournament, May 27-29

Courtesy: Summit League Media Relations
          Release: 05/29/2010
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ELMHURST, Ill. - After finishing the regular season with a 19-9 league record, South Dakota State secures the top seed at this weekend's Summit League Baseball Championship in Tulsa, Okla.  The Jackrabbits claimed the top seed over Oral Roberts, the tournament's No. 2 seed, by virtue of winning three out of four games against the Golden Eagles during the regular season. This will be the first time since ORU joined the league in 1998 that it will not be the No. 1 seed.

Centenary is the No. 3 seed after compiling a 17-9 league record, while Oakland claimed the No. 4 seed with a 13-14 league mark. The Golden Grizzlies captured the final spot with a four-game series sweep over Southern Utah in the final week of the regular season.

The double-elimination tournament will be held Thursday-Saturday, May 27-29, at J.L. Johnson Stadium on the campus of Oral Roberts University. The winner of The Summit League title will earn the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Play begins Thursday at 3 p.m. with No. 1 South Dakota State taking on No. 4 Oakland followed by No. 2 Oral Roberts matching up against No. 3 Centenary at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 27
3 p.m. - Game One: (1) South Dakota State vs. (4) Oakland
7 p.m. - Game Two: (2) Oral Roberts vs. (3) Centenary

Friday, May 28
11 a.m. - Game Three: Loser Game One vs. Loser Game Two
3 p.m. - Game Four: Winner Game One vs. Winner Game Two
7 p.m. - Game Five: Winner Game Three vs. Loser Game Four

Saturday, May 29
1 p.m. - Game Six (Championship): Winner Game Four vs. Winner Game Five
* 4:30 p.m. - Game Seven (Championship): Winner Game Six vs. Loser Game Six

*-If necessary

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