#theGAC RELEASES 2024 BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

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#theGAC RELEASES 2024 BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – With the 2024 baseball regular seasons complete, the league announced the bracket and schedule for the GAC Baseball Championships. The eight-team, two-weekend event begins Friday with four best-of-three series hosted on campus at the sites of the top four seeds. The advancing teams will head to Dickey-Stephens Ballpark in North Little Rock for a double-elimination tournament.

For the first time since 2019, Arkansas-Monticello captured the top seed. The Weevils won 10 of their last 12 GAC games, including a last-at-bat victory in their regular-season finale against rival Southern Arkansas to garner a share of the GAC regular-season title. They face Oklahoma Baptist, the runners up at last year’s GAC Championships. The Weevils won two of three, at home, against the Bison in mid-March.

Arkansas Tech’s victory at Harding in its regular-season finale secured the No. 2 seed for the Wonder Boys, in addition to a share of the league’s regular-season title. They draw Ouachita Baptist in the best-of-three series. Tech claimed the regular-season series thanks to a pair of shutouts. The Wonder Boys boast a 19-2 home record, the best mark amongst the four hosting teams.

Harding’s series victory with Arkansas Tech resulted in a three-way tie atop the standings as well as the program’s first GAC regular-season title. The third-seeded Bisons host Northwestern Oklahoma State, who qualified for the GAC Championships for the first time since 2021. Harding earned a 2-1 series victory against the Rangers in late March.

By virtue of two wins on Saturday against rival Ouachita Baptist, Henderson State clinched the No. 4 seed. Two-time GAC champion Southern Arkansas awaits. The Reddies took two of three from the Muleriders in Magnolia.

All games contested at Dickey-Stephens Ballpark stream on GACSportsNetwork.com. Visit the GAC Championship page for more information.

2024 GAC Baseball Championships

Friday, May 3-Saturday, May 4 [Best-of-3 Series; Games Played at Higher Seed]

G1: May 3 3:00 PM || #8 Oklahoma Baptist at #1 Arkansas-Monticello
G2/G3: May 4 Noon || #8 Oklahoma Baptist at #1 Arkansas-Monticello

G1: May 3 6:00 PM || #5 Southern Arkansas at #4 Henderson State
G2/G3: May 4 1:00 PM || #5 Southern Arkansas at #4 Henderson State

G1: May 3 6:00 PM || #6 Northwestern Oklahoma State at #3 Harding
G2/G3: May 4 1:00 PM || #6 Northwestern Oklahoma State at #3 Harding

G1: May 3 6:00 PM || #7 Ouachita Baptist at #2 Arkansas Tech
G2/G3: May 4 1:00 PM || #7 Ouachita Baptist at #2 Arkansas Tech

Thursday, May 9-Saturday, May 11 [4-Team, Double Elimination; Games Played at Dicky-Stephens Ballpark]

G1: 5/9 1:00 PM || Series #1 Winner vs. Series #2 Winner
G2: 5/9 5:00 PM || Series #3 Winner vs. Series #4 Winner

G3: 5/10 11:00 AM || Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
G4: 5/10 3:00 PM || Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
G5: 5/10 7:00 PM || Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3

G6: 5/11 Noon || Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5
G7: 5/11 (If Necessary) || Second Championship Game

 

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