HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College has earned the No. 6 seed for the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament, and will play a first round Best-of-Three series at No. 3 seed and defending champion Shenandoah University on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, at 1 p.m. each day in Winchester. The third game, if necessary, will be played on Sunday, as well, following game two of the series.
The Tigers of 16th-year head coach Jeff Kinne finished their regular season with an overall record of 17-17-2, including 11-10-1 in the ODAC, to claim the sixth seed for the conference tournament. H-SC and SU met last year in an opening series in Winchester, as well, with the Hornets winning the first two games to advance.
Shenandoah has a record of 26-11 overall, 13-9 in the ODAC, and enters the post-season as the hottest team in the ODAC with seven-straight wins, and 11 wins over their last 13 games. The Hornets and Tigers split their regular season doubleheader on April 20 in Winchester with H-SC winning game one by a score of 20-6, before SU took game two by a score of 17-14. The Tigers hit seven home runs during the two games, including four by junior Chase Counts/Virginia Beach and two from sophomore Ryan Clawson/Moseley.
Nationally-ranked No. 23 Randolph-Macon College (22-8-1, 16-5-1) is the top seed for the ODAC Tournament and will host No. 8 seed Eastern Mennonite University (16-21-1, 10-12) in another best-of-three series. No. 2 seed Roanoke College (19-16, 16-6) is hosting No. 7 seed the University of Lynchburg (19-20, 11-11), while No. 4 seed Virginia Wesleyan University (19-15, 13-9) hosting No. 5 seed Ferrum College (22-16, 13-9).
The four teams winning the opening series' will advance to the double-elimination formatted Final Round of the ODAC Tournament to be played May 10-12 at the Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Stadium in Salem.
2019 ODAC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
May 3-5, 2019
- game schedules are still pending
Series 1: #8 Eastern Mennonite at #1 Randolph-Macon
Series 2: #5 Ferrum at #4 Virginia Wesleyan
Series 3: #7 Lynchburg at #2 Roanoke
Series 4: #6 Hampden-Sydney at #3 Shenandoah
Game 1 – Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m.
Game 2 – Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m.
Game 3 – Sunday, May 5, 4 p.m. (if necessary)
*** Tournament will be re-seeded following the campus weekend series ***
Final Round | Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Stadium | Salem, Va.
May 10-12, 2019
Friday, May 10
Game 1: #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed | 4:00 p.m.
Game 2: #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 | 12:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 | 3:30 p.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 | 1:00 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 | 30 minutes following Game 6