CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charleston Southern is the No. 7 seed and will face No. 2 seed High Point on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the first round of the 2018 Big South Baseball Championship. Games will be played at Liberty Baseball Stadium in Lynchburg, VA, on May 22-26.
The Bucs are on a hot streak, having won six of their last nine and taking their last three Big South series. They'll be making their first appearance in the Big South Baseball Championship since 2015.
Campbell earned the No. 1 seed in next week's Big South Baseball Championship and won the outright regular season title. The Camels finished 21-6 in conference play, placing two games ahead of second-place High Point. The Panthers are the No. 2 seed behind a 19-8 conference record.
Liberty (17-10) is the No. 3 seed while Winthrop (15-12) is No. 4, Gardner-Webb (14-13) is the No. 5 seed and Radford (14-13) is No. 6. Charleston Southern (10-17) earned the No. 7 seed and Longwood (9-17) is the No. 8 seed. Presbyterian (8-19) and UNC Asheville (8-19) did not qualify for the tournament.
The 2018 Big South Baseball Championship features the top eight teams in the league. The first and third day of games will air on the Big South Network, the second day will air on ESPN+, while the fourth day will air exclusively on ESPN3. The final day's winner-take-all championship game can be seen on ESPNU. The winner of the championship game receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The conference championship schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, May 22 (Big South Network)
Game 1: #2 High Point vs. #7 Charleston Southern, 9:30 a.m.
Game 2: #3 Liberty vs. #6 Radford, 45 minutes after conclusion of Game 1
Game 3: #1 Campbell vs. #8 Longwood, 4:30 p.m.
Game 4: #4 Gardner-Webb vs. #5 Radford, 45 minutes after conclusion of Game 3
Wednesday, May 23 (ESPN+)
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 9:30am
Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 45 minutes after conclusion of Game 5
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 4:30pm
Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 45 minutes after conclusion of Game 7
Thursday, May 24 (Big South Network)
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7, 3:00pm
Game 10: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8, 45 minutes after conclusion of Game 9
Friday, May 25 (ESPN3)
Game 11: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 10:00am
Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 10, 45 minutes after conclusion of Game 11
Game 13: if necessary, 5:00pm, 7 innings
Game 14: if necessary, 45 minutes after conclusion of Game 13, 7 innings
Saturday, May 26 - Championship Game (ESPNU)
Winner Game 11 or 13 vs. Winner Game 12 or 14, 12:00pm