The pairings for the 2011 SWAC Baseball Tournament are set as the eight-team, double elimination tournament begins Wednesday at Shreveport’s Fair Grounds Field.

The final two seeds were decided Sunday as league officials announced that the final regular season contest between Mississippi Valley State and Alcorn State would not need to be played in the interest of student-athlete safety and welfare. The game was to be played in Vicksburg, Miss., which has been at the center of the Mississippi River flooding.

However, with those teams not playing and Mississippi Valley State not having to risk tying Jackson State for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Division, league officials also awarded Jackson State the No. 2 seed over the Delta Devils even though JSU officially ends the season one-half game behind MVSU in the standings.

The Delta Devils (East #3) will open the tournament Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. against defending champion Grambling (West #2). The noon game Wednesday pits Jackson State (E#2) against Prairie View A&M (W#3).  Alcorn State (E#1) will take on Texas Southern (W#4) at 3:00 p.m. on opening day, and the final game of the first round will have Southern (W#1) taking on Alabama State (E#4).  Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Alabama A&M failed to qualify for the tournament.

Wednesday, May 18
Game 1: E3 Mississippi Valley State vs. W2 Grambling State (9:00 a.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Game 2: E2 Jackson State vs. W3 Prairie View A&M (Noon) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Game 3: E1 Alcorn State vs. W4 Texas Southern (3:00 p.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Game 4: E4 Alabama State vs. vs. W1 Southern (6:00 p.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore

Thursday, May 19
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 (9:00 a.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Game 6: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4 (Noon) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3 (3:00 p.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Game 8: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (6:00 p.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore

Friday, May 20
Game 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 5 (9:00 a.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Game 10: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8 (Noon) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9 (3:00 p.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Game 12: Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8 (6:00 p.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore

Saturday, May 21
Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11 (If Game – Noon) | Live Stats | Boxscore
Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12 (If Game – 3:00 p.m.) | Live Stats | Boxscore

Sunday, May 22
Bracket A Winner vs. Bracket B Winner (1:00 p.m.)** | Live Stats | Boxscore

**Airing tape delayed on ESPNU on Monday, May 23, 7:00 pm CST


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