LEXINGTON, S.C. – Heavy rains in the Lexington, South Carolina area have forced the start of 2017 Big South Baseball Championship to be postponed for the second-straight day.
The league announced a full new tournament schedule featuring four games per day from Thursday-Saturday. The double-elimination format will stay intact and the championship game will now be played on Sunday.
Campbell, the tournament's eighth seed, will take on regular season champion and No. 1 seed Winthrop in the third game of the day Thursday afternoon.
Thursday's schedule will begin at 9:30 a.m. as seventh-seeded Gardner-Webb and the No. 2 seed Liberty kick things off. Each game following the opener will begin 45 minutes after the completion of the prior game.
Friday's schedule will follow the same format with a 9:30 a.m. start and a 45 minute break between the next three contests. Saturday and Sunday's game times will be announced later.
Stay tuned to GoCamels.com and BigSouthSports.com for the latest updates on the 2017 Big South Championship.
Thursday, May 25 (Games 1-4) – Big South Network
Game 1: No. 2 Liberty vs. No. 7 Gardner-Webb - 9:30am
Game 2: No. 3 Presbyterian vs. No. 6 UNC Asheville - 45 minutes following Game 1
Game 3: No. 1 Winthrop vs. No. 8 Campbell - 45 minutes following Game 2
Game 4: No. 4 High Point vs. No. 5 Radford - 45 minutes following Game 3
Friday, May 26 (Games 5-8) – ESPN3
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 9:30am
Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 - 45 minutes following Game 5
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 45 minutes following Game 6
Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 - 45 minutes following Game 7
Saturday, May 27 (Games 9-12) – All Times and TV Coverage TBD
Game 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 5 - TBD
Game 10: Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 6 - TBD
Game 11: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9 – TBD
Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 10 - TBD
Sunday, May 28 (Games 13-15) **
Game 13: if necessary - Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11 - (7 innings)
Game 14: if necessary - Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12 - (7 innings)
Championship: Winner Game 11 (or 13) vs. Winner Game 12 (or 14)
** - If no "If Games" on Sunday are needed, the Championship Game will be played at 1:00pm. If one "If Game" on Sunday is necessary, that game will start at 10:00am with the Championship Game scheduled for 3:00pm. If both "If Games" on Sunday are required, the first game will start at 10:00am, followed by the second game 45 minutes after the conclusion. The Championship Game will be played at 5:00pm. TV coverage to be determined.