FOREST, VA-The pairings are set for the 2012 ODAC Baseball Tournament and Lynchburg College enters the postseason as the league's top seed. The Hornets topped the conference with a 14-4 league mark to go with a 30-8 overall record. LC has been the top seed three out of the past five years heading into the tournament.
Bridgewater College (12-6, 27-12) holds down the second seed, while the third and fourth spots in the ladder came down to league tie-breakers. Emory & Henry College (11-7, 15-21) will play out of the third spot, while Randolph-Macon College (11-7, 18-16-1) secured the fourth position. The Wasps enter the tournament for the first time since 1999 and the Yellow Jackets go in search of their second-straight conference crown.
Guilford College (9-9, 21-18) owns the fifth spot outright, while head-to-head tie-breakers decided the final spot. Hampden-Sydney College (8-10, 13-25) caps the field as the sixth seed, having swept Washington and Lee University during the regular season.
Lynchburg's historic City Stadium, home of the minor league Lynchburg Hillcats, will again play host to each of the contests in the tournament's double-elimination format. Play begins on Thursday, April 26 and runs through championship Sunday on April 29. The first of Thursday's three games begins at 11:00 a.m.
Listed below is the schedule for the 2012 ODAC Baseball Tournament. Due to the double elimination format, play on Saturday and Sunday could be altered depending on the number of teams remaining in the field (scenarios outlined on tournament website).
For more information on the tournament, visit any of the participating schools' websites or go to the ODAC Baseball Tournament website at www.odaconline.com/tournament/baseball.
2012 ODAC Baseball Tournament Schedule
Thursday, April 26
GAME 1: #1 Lynchburg vs. #6 Hampden-Sydney - 11:00am
GAME 2: #2 Bridgewater vs. #5 Guilford - 3:00pm
GAME 3: #3 Emory & Henry vs. #4 Randolph-Macon - 7:00pm
Friday, April 27
GAME 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 11:00am
GAME 5: Winner Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 - 3:00pm
GAME 6: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 - 7:00pm
Match-ups to be determined by number of teams remaining for games 7-11.
Saturday, April 28
GAME 7 - 11:00am
GAME 8 - 3:00pm
GAME 9 - 7:00pm
Sunday, April 29
GAME 10 - 1:00pm
GAME 11 - following Game 10 or at 4:00pm (see scenarios)
* Release courtesy Old Dominion Athletic Conference