Bryan Is #3 Seed For AAC Baseball Tournament; Open With Point

Monday, May 3, 2021

The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) released the 2021 AAC Baseball Tournament bracket and Bryan is the No. 3 seed. The tournament begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday. The five-day event is being held at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, TN. 

Fans are allowed to attend. Masks are not required for fans, but fans must socially distance themselves from others not in their family.

All tickets will be sold online and can be purchased by clicking here. If unable to attend in person, all games will be streamed live online. To watch, click here.

Bryan will be matched up with No. 6 seed Point University on Wednesday at noon. The two teams played each other this past weekend to conclude the regular season, and the Lions won two of the three games in the series.

This year, 10 teams advance to the tournament. The tournament begins with the No. 7 and No. 10 seeds and the No. 8 and No. 9 seeds facing off in single-elimination contests with the winners advancing to the final eight and the double-elimination portion of the tournament.

 

Here are the seeds for the tournament:

  1. Tennessee Wesleyan (47-4, 26-4 AAC)
  2. Reinhardt (31-17, 17-12 AAC)
  3. Bryan (32-15, 16-12 AAC)
  4. Milligan (27-21, 14-12 AAC)
  5. Columbia International (28-24, 16-14 AAC)
  6. Point (22-22, 15-14 AAC)*
  7. St. Andrews (25-17, 15-14 AAC)*
  8. Truett McConnell (26-21, 14-15 AAC)
  9. Bluefield (24-22, 13-16 AAC) **
  10. Union (19-26, 13-16 AAC)
 

*-Point won the season series two games to one to earn the No. 6 seed.

**-Bluefield won the season series two games to one to earn the No. 9 seed.

 

Here is the complete tournament schedule:

 

Tournament Schedule

Tuesday, May 4

  • Game 1 - No. 7 St. Andrews (25-17) vs. No. 10 Union (19-26), 10 am
  • Game 2 - No. 8 Truett McConnell (26-21) vs. No. 9 Bluefield (24-22), 2 pm
 

Wednesday, May 5

  • Game 3 - No. 4 Milligan (27-21) vs. No. 5 Columbia International (28-24), 9 am
  • Game 4 - No. 3 Bryan (32-15) vs. No. 6 Point (22-22), 12 pm
  • Game 5 - No. 2 Reinhardt (31-17) vs. Game 1 Winner, 4 pm
  • Game 6 - No. 1 Tennessee Wesleyan (47-4) vs. Game 2 Winner, 7 pm
 

Thursday, May 6

  • Game 7 - Game 4 Loser vs. Game 5 Loser, 9 am
  • Game 8 - Game 3 Loser vs. Game 6 Loser, 12 pm
  • Game 9 - Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner, 4 pm
  • Game 10 - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 7 pm
 

Friday, May 7

  • Game 11 - Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Loser, 9 am
  • Game 12 - Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Loser, 12 pm
  • Game 13 - Game 9 Winner vs. Game 11 Winner, 4 pm
  • Game 14 - Game 10 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner, 7 pm
 

Saturday, May 8

  • The schedule will be finalized following the results of Game 13 and 14. If only one game, it will be played at 2 pm. If one 'if necessary' game is needed, it will be played at 11 am with the championship game at 3 pm. If both 'if necessary games are needed, the games will be played at 11 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm.
 

To follow live stats and tournament statistics, click here.

To view the AAC tournament page, click here.


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