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The 2010 Great West Conference Baseball Tournament Set to Begin Wednesday


The inaugural Great West Conference Baseball Tournament starts Wednesday at UTPA.

The inaugural Great West Conference Baseball Tournament starts Wednesday at UTPA.

May 23, 2010

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The inaugural Great West Conference Baseball Tournament is set to begin on Wednesday, May 26 on the campus of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

Utah Valley, the regular season champions, headlines Pool 1 and enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed with a near flawless conference mark of 26-2. Joining the Wolverines on the same side of the pool is No. 4 seed Houston Baptist (15-13), No. 5 seed North Dakota (13-15) and No. 8 seed Chicago State (2-26).

Northern Colorado leads Pool 2 with a 22-6 conference mark and is the No. 2 seed in the tournament. NYIT, the No. 3 seed, finished the regular season with a 15-13 record while tournament host Texas-Pan American is the No. 6 seed at 9-18. NJIT, the No. 7 seed, rounds out this side of the pool with a 9-18 mark.

Each team will play each other in the pool with the champions of each pool advancing to a single-game championship on Saturday at 5 p.m.

To follow the action on UTPA's live video feed click here.

Pool 1: (1) Utah Valley, (4) Houston Baptist, (5) North Dakota, (8) Chicago State

Pool 2: (2) Northern Colorado, (3) NYIT, (6) Texas-Pan American, (7) NJIT

Wednesday, May 26

9:00 a.m. - (5) North Dakota at (4) Houston Baptist

12:30 p.m. - (8) Chicago State at (1) Utah Valley

4:00 p.m. - (7) NJIT at (2) Northern Colorado

7:30 p.m. - (6) Texas-Pan American at (3) NYIT

Thursday, May 27

9:00 a.m. - (4) Houston Baptist at (8) Chicago State

12:30 p.m. - (1) Utah Valley at (5) North Dakota

4:00 p.m. - (3) NYIT at (7) NJIT

7:30 p.m. - (2) Northern Colorado at (6) Texas-Pan American

Friday, May 28

- All home teams on Friday will be determined by coin toss (Higher seeded team will call)

9:00 a.m. - (5) North Dakota vs. (8) Chicago State

12:30 p.m. - (1) Utah Valley vs. (4) Houston Baptist

4:00 p.m. - (2) Northern Colorado vs. (3) NYIT

7:30 p.m. -(6) Texas-Pan American vs. (7) NJIT

* All game times are central standard time and are approximate with 30 minutes set between games

Saturday, May 29 5:00 p.m. - Pool 1 Champion vs. Pool 2 Champion

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