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Baseball "Final Four" Heading to Marshall, Texas
April 30, 2005

Tourney Stats

ASC baseball's "final four" -- East Texas Baptist, Concordia-Austin, Hardin-Simmons and Texas Lutheran -- will make their way to Young Field in Marshall, Texas for the May 6-8 championship round of the ASC Baseball Championship Tournament. The foursome advance in the conference playoff after winning their first round best-of-three game series on Saturday (April 30).

Division top seeds East Texas Baptist and Texas Lutheran won easily on Saturday. ETBU upended McMurry 9-0 to win the Game 1 series after taking Friday's game 11-2. The #23-ranked Tigers, the lone ASC East Division team remaining in the playoffs, also earned the right to host the tournament's final round. No. 29-ranked Texas Lutheran beat Mississippi College 12-6 on Saturday to claim the Game 4 series two games to none. TLU won the first game 4-2 on Friday.

Hardin-Simmons came back from Friday's 5-3 loss to UT-Dallas, winning two games on Saturday to advance in the playoffs. HSU came back for a 2-1, 10-inning win to force a third game, then pelted UTD pitchers for 15 hits to clinch the Game 2 series with a 6-1 win. Concordia-Austin went on the road and swept Louisiana College in the Game 3 series, winning 8-7 on Friday and 14-4 on Saturday.

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FIRST ROUND:
Friday-Saturday, April 29-30 [Best 2-of-3 Series]
Game 1 Series
(Fri) East Texas Baptist 11, McMurry 2
(Sat.) East Texas Baptist 9, McMurry 0
ETBU wins Game 1
Game 2 Series
(Fri) UT-Dallas 5, Hardin-Simmons 3
(Sat) Hardin-Simmons 2, UT-Dallas 1 (10)
(Sat) Hardin-Simmons 6, UT-Dallas 1
HSU wins Game 2
Game 3 Series
(Fri) Concordia-Austin 8, Louisiana College 7
(Sat) Concordia- Austin 14, Louisiana College 4
CUA wins Game 3
Game 4 Series
(Fri) Texas Lutheran 4, Mississippi College 2
(Sat) Texas Lutheran 12, Mississippi College 6
TLU wins Game 4

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND:
Friday-Sunday, May 6-8 [double-elimination]
Marshall, Texas (Young Field / East Texas Baptist University)
Friday, May 6
Game 5: East Texas Baptist vs. Hardin-Simmons, 11:00
Game 6: Concordia-Austin vs. Texas Lutheran, 3:00
Saturday, May 7
Game 7: Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 10:00
Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 1:00
Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 4:00
Sunday, May 8
Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 1:00
Game 11 (if needed): 30 minutes after Game 10


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