SWACLogoBirmingham, Ala. – The 2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Championship is headed to Fort Worth, Texas. The tournament, which is slated for May 15-19, will be held at the historic 5,100-seat LaGrave Field.

LaGrave Field opened in 1926. During its existence, LaGrave Field has hosted nearly 50 members of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. That list includes Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Sparky Anderson, Yogi Bera, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Willie Mayes, Willie McCovey, Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams, just to name a few.

LaGrave Field is the present-day home of the Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team. The Cats are members of the United Baseball League.

The Fort Worth area is home to over 758,000 residents. The nation’s 16th-largest city recorded the 12th-largest numeric increase in new residents adding over 16,000 between April 2010 and July 2011 according to new population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.

For more information about the 2013 SWAC Baseball Tournament, visit www.SWAC.org.

2013 SWAC Baseball Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, May 15

Game 1 – 9:00 a.m. – West #3 vs. East #2 Game 2 – 12:00 p.m. – East #3 vs. West #2 Game 3 – 3:00 p.m. – East #4 vs. West #1 Game 4 – 6:00 p.m. – West #4 vs. East #1

Thursday, May 16

Game 5 – 9:00 a.m. – Loser G1 vs. Loser G3 Game 6 – 12:00 p.m. – Loser G2 vs. Loser G4 Game 7 – 3:00 p.m. – Winner G1 vs. Winner G3 Game 8 – 6:00 p.m. – Winner G2 vs. Winner G4

Friday, May 17

Game 9 – 9:00 a.m. – Loser G7 vs. Winner G5 Game 10 – 12:00 p.m. – Winner G6 vs. Loser G8 Game 11 – 3:00 p.m. – Winner G7 vs. Winner G9 Game 12 – 6:00 p.m. – Winner G10 vs. Winner G8

 Saturday, May 18

Game 11a (If Necessary) – 12:00 p.m.

Winner G11 vs. Loser G11

Game 12a (If Necessary) – 12:00 p.m. or 3 p.m.

Loser G12 vs. Winner G12

 Sunday, May 19

Game 15 – SWAC Championship – 2:00 p.m.

Bracket A Winner vs. Bracket B Winner

Courtesy: SWAC.org



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