CONWAY, S.C. – The No. 7 nationally-ranked and 2023 Sun Belt Conference Regular-Season Champions Coastal Carolina will open up its 2023 Sun Belt Conference Baseball Championship on Wednesday, May 24, at 5 p.m. ET at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Ala.
The No. 1-seeded Chanticleers will play the lower-seeded first round winner, which pits No. 7 James Madison versus No. 10 Old Dominion (4 p.m. ET) and No. 8 Georgia State versus No. 9 Georgia Southern (7:30 p.m. ET).
CHANTS’ TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
• Wednesday, May 24 @ 5 p.m. ET
• Thursday, May 25 @ 1:30 p.m. ET OR 8:30 p.m. ET
• Friday, May 26 @ 7:30 p.m. ET OR Saturday, May 27 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
• Sunday, May 28 @ 2 p.m. ET
SUN BELT TOURNAMENT TIME
• Coastal will be playing in its sixth Sun Belt Conference Championship Tournament this week, having won the postseason championship event in both 2018 and 2019.
• The Chanticleers are 10-4 all-time in Sun Belt Conference Tournament play and have not lost more than one game in any year. CCU was beaten by Texas State 7-5 in a single-elimination game in 2017 and then ran off five consecutive wins in 2019 after losing in the first round to UTA 9-8 in 10 innings.
• In 2021, the Chanticleers went 1-1 in Pool Play with a 15-1 win in seven innings over Little Rock before falling to the eventual 2021 champions in South Alabama 14-7 in game two.
• The Chants lost last year to Troy 6-4 in a single elimination game, as the tournament, like in 2017, was shortened due to rain.