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Baseball - Thu, May. 3, 2012
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JACKSON, Tenn. - The 2012 TranSouth Conference Baseball Championship Tournament will be played at Fesmire Field on the campus of Union University. The tournament will begin Monday, April 20 and extend through Thursday, May 3. This is the second straight year for Union to serve as the host.
 
The top six teams in the final TranSouth standings will participate in the tournament with three games being played each of the first three days at noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The championship game(s) Thursday will be played at noon and the if necessary game will be played at 3:30 p.m.
 
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2012 POST SEASON AWARDS

Player of the Year:  Mike Mandarino, Cumberland University  (photo)
Coach of the Year:  Jonathan Estes, Freed-Hardeman University  (photo)
Regular Season Champion:  Freed-Hardeman University (photo)
Postseason honors releasePrintable PDF  (photos linked on postseason release page) 
Scholar Athlete Teams  |  Printable PDF  (photos linked on scholar athlete release page)
TranSouth Baseball Awards Page

FINAL COUNTABLE STANDINGS (top 6 advance to tourney)

1.  Freed-Hardeman 15-6
2.  Union 14-7
3.  Martin Methodist 12-9*
4.  Bethel 12-9*
5.  Cumberland 12-9*
6.  Blue Mountain 7-14**
7.  Mid-Continent 7-14**
8.  Lyon 5-16
*As a group tied at 12-9, Martin Methodist is 4-2 vs. BU and CU, Bethel is 4-2 vs. MMC and CU, Cumberland is 1-5 vs. MMC and BU. Martin Methodist wins tie-breaker over Bethel by winning head-to-head series 2-1. Bethel wins tie-breaker over Cumberland by winning head-to-head series 3-0.
**Blue Mountain wins tie-breaker over Mid-Continent by winning head-to-head series 3-0

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Monday, April 30 (Bracket)
  GAME 1 - 12:00 p.m. - #6 Blue Mountain def. #1 Freed-Hardeman 8-7 (box)
  GAME 2 - 4:05 p.m. - #2 Union def. #5 Cumberland 4-2 (box
  GAME 3 - 7:00 p.m. - #3 Martin Methodist def. #4 Bethel 8-5 (box)

Tuesday, May 1 (Bracket)
  GAME 4 - 12:00 p.m. - #5 Cumberland def. #1 Freed-Hardeman 12-7 (box)
FHU eliminated
  GAME 5 - 3:30 p.m. - #6 Blue Mountain def. #4 Bethel 11-4 (box)
BU eliminated
  GAME 6 - 7:00 p.m. - #2 Union def. #3 Martin Methodist 11-5 (box)

Wednesday, May 2 (Bracket)
  GAME 7 - 12:00 p.m. - #2 Union def. #6 Blue Mountain 11-10 (box)
  GAME 8 - 3:30 p.m. - #5 Cumberland def. #3 Martin Methodist 8-7 (box)
MMC eliminated
  GAME 9 - 9:10 p.m. - #6 Blue Mountain def. #5 Cumberland 11-10 (box)
CU eliminated

Thursday, May 3 - Championship Day (Bracket) **NEW START TIMES**
  GAME 10 - 1:00 p.m. - #2 Union def. #6 Blue Mountain 2-1 (box)
  GAME 11 (if necessary)- 4:30 p.m. - Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10 (box)



Union University claims the automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round.

CONTACT INFO

Media Contact: Steven Aldridge (saldridge@uu.edu) (cell phone) 731-217-6515
Fesmire Field Press Box:  731-661-5511
Union University Main Switchboard:  731-668-1818
Union University Safety and Security: 731-394-2922