Texas Southern baseball opens postseason play Wednesday evening against Alabama State in the first round of the 2022 SWAC Tournament at Regions Field in Birmingham, Ala.
Due to the head-to-head tiebreaker with Prairie View A&M, the Tigers finished with the fourth seed and will face top-seeded Alabama State from the SWAC East.
Both teams will meet on the diamond for the first time since the 2017 SWAC Baseball Championship Title Game as the series is tied at 3-3 since 2011. All meetings have taken place at the SWAC Tournament with the exception of the 2013 MLB Urban Invitational in Houston. The last time both teams met it took 13 innings to decide a winner as TSU claimed a 4-2 win to win the SWAC Championship in New Orleans.
TSU enters tournament play having won 12 of its final 15 games and enters with the type of offense needed to make postseason runs. TSU ranks first in the SWAC in batting average, doubles, triples, slugging percentage, walks, on-base percentage, sac flies and stolen bases.
The tournament will be played in a double-elimination format with action set to start at 9 a.m. on Wednesday with games slated to run through Sunday, May 29. All tournament games will be available live on the SWAC Digital Network.
The complete tournament bracket can be found at the link above.