MOBILE, Ala. – The 2014 Sun Belt Conference Baseball Championship Bracket was announced Saturday evening following the completion of conference play with No. 2 Louisiana Lafayette taking the top seed as expected. The Cajuns will face in-state rival Louisiana Monroe to open their tournament play with two teams they lost to this season, Western Kentucky and Texas State on their side of the bracket.
Louisiana Lafayette is 10-2 against teams on its’ side of the bracket including a 6-0 mark against ULM. Texas State is the four seed in the tournament and opens up against the five seed WKU. The Hilltoppers are 2-1 against the Bobcats this season and are 5-4 against teams in their bracket while the Bobcats are 3-6 against teams in this bracket. The Warhawks are 3-9 against teams in this bracket.
Texas Arlington is the two seed and will meet host-team South Alabama to open the tournament. The Mavericks swept the Jaguars in Mobile earlier this season and are 6-3 against teams in their draw while the Jags are 3-8. Arkansas State is the three seed and faces Troy to open the tournament are are 2-1 against the Trojans. The Red Wolves are 6-3 against teams in their bracket while Troy is 5-6.
The champions of the two double-elimination brackets will meet in a single-elimination championship game on Sunday.
Look for details on opening game pitching match-ups Tuesday evening.