Nov. 26, 2012
IRVING, Texas — The 2013 Conference USA Baseball Championship will be held at Rice’s Reckling Park, announced recently by the league office. The eight-team, pool play event will be held May 22-26 and marks the return of the championship to Rice for the first time since 2006.
"We are pleased to be returning to Reckling Park for our baseball championship next May," Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky said. "Rice has an outstanding college baseball facility and we know that our players, coaches and fans will enjoy a great week of competition."
The 2013 Conference USA Championship will feature the top eight teams in regular-season league play. Those eight will be split into two four-team pools (or pods), with the winner of each pod playing in a single championship game. Teams are assigned pods based on seed, which are determined by the order of finish in regular-season conference play.
Each team is guaranteed to play three games. Teams in each pod will play all three other teams in its pod. The team with the best composite record in each pod advances to the championship game. Two-way ties in a pod will be broken by head-to-head play. In the case of a three-way tie, the highest seed will advance.
Three games are scheduled on the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of tournament week, with the championship game slated for Sunday afternoon. The championship game will be nationally-televised by CBS Sports Network.
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