JACKSON, Tenn. - The 2011 TranSouth Conference Baseball Tournament is set to begin on Monday, May 2 and go through Thursday, May 5. The four-day event will take place at Fesmire Field on the campus of Union University in Jackson, Tenn.
Cumberland (Tenn.) University enters the event as the defending champions and are the top-seed for the third straight season. Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University is the second seed after missing the event in 2010. Union, last season's runner-up, is the third seed, while Martin Methodist (Tenn.) earns the fourth seed, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) is the fifth seed and Bethel (Tenn.) is the sixth seed.
Since the first TranSouth Tournament in 1997, the 14 tournament titles have been claimed by five different teams, including Cumberland (6), Birmingham-Southern (4), Union (2), Trevecca Nazarene (1) and Berry (1). The TranSouth has had three tournament champions to move on to win the NAIA World Series title, Birmingham-Southern (2001) and Cumberland (2004, 2010).
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Player of the Year: Travis Garcia, Martin Methodist College (photo
Coach of the Year: Jonathan Burton, Trevecca Nazarene University (photo
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Day one of the tournament was postponed by rain for two days.
Wednesday, May 4 GAME 1 - 12:00 p.m - #6 Bethel def. #1 Cumberland
) GAME 2 - 3:30 p.m. - #2 Trevecca Nazarene
def. #5 Freed-Hardeman
GAME 3 - 7:00 p.m. - #4 Martin Methodist
def. #3 Union
)Thursday, May 5 GAME 4 - 12:00 p.m. - #1 Cumberland def. #5 Freed-Hardeman 9-3 (box
GAME 5 - 3:30 p.m. - #3 Union
def. #6 Bethel 10-5 (box
) GAME 6 - 7:00 p.m. - #4 Martin Methodist
def. #2 Trevecca Nazarene 4-3, 10 innings (box
Friday, May 6
- 12:00 p.m.
- #6 Bethel
def. #2 Trevecca Nazarene 13-4
(box) (TNU eliminated) GAME 8 - 3:30 p.m. - #3 Union def. #1 Cumberland 8-5 (box)(CU eliminated) GAME 9 - 7:00 p.m. - #6 Bethel def. #4 Martin Methodist 5-3 (box
)Saturday, May 7 The start of game 10 was delayed for an hour and 20 minutes due to rain. GAME 10
- 1:20 p.m.
- #3 Union def. #4 Martin Methodist 12-7 (box
) (MMC eliminated) GAME 11 - 4:45 p.m. - #3 Union def. #6 Bethel 11-2 (box
) CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Union claims the automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round.
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