ATLANTA -- After playing their way in with a victory at rival Georgia Southern on the final day of the regular season, the Georgia State baseball team will open the Sun Belt Conference Championship vs. Little Rock on Tuesday at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field at Russo Park on the campus of Louisiana.

The Panthers (26-28, 10-19 Sun Belt) are the tournament's 10th seed and will face the seventh-seeded Trojans (27-26, 15-14) in a single-elimination game Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The winner advances into the eight-team double elimination bracket, which begins Wednesday.

The Sun Belt champion will earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Georgia State downed rival Georgia Southern 5-4 Saturday in Statesboro to qualify for the 10-team field.

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2018 Baseball Championship Schedule

 

Tuesday, May 22 (start of single-elimination)

Game 1: 7 p.m. (ESPN+) - No. 7 Little Rock vs. No. 10 Georgia State

Game 2: 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+) - No. 8 UTA vs. No. 9 Arkansas State

 

Wednesday, May 23 (start of double-elimination)

Game 3: 10 a.m. (ESPN+) - No. 4 South Alabama vs. No. 5 Georgia Southern

Game 4: 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+) - No. 1 Coastal Carolina vs. 1st Round Winner (Low Seed)

Game 5: 5 p.m. (ESPN+) - No. 3 Troy vs. No. 6 Texas State

Game 6: 8:30 p.m. (ESPN+) - No. 2 Louisiana vs. 1st Round Winner (High Seed)

 

Thursday, May 24

Game 7: 10 a.m. (ESPN+) - Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Game 8: 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+) - Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6

Game 9: 5:00 p.m. (ESPN+) - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Game 10: 8:30 p.m. (ESPN+) - Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

 

Friday, May 25

Game 11: 4 p.m. (ESPN+) - Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 9

Game 12: 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+) - Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 10

 

Saturday, May 26

Game 13: 10 a.m. (ESPN+) - Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 11

Game 14: 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+) - Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 12

*Game 15: 5 p.m. (ESPN+) - Winner Game 13 vs. Loser Game 13 (if necessary)

#Game 16: 8:30 p.m. ^ (ESPN+) - Winner Game 14 vs. Loser Game 14 (if necessary)

 

Sunday, May 27 (Championship Game)

Championship: 1:00 p.m. (ESPN+) - Winner take all

 

* Game 15 is necessary if the winner of Game 11 also wins Game 13.

# Game 16 is necessary if the winner of Game 12 also wins Game 14.

^ If Game 15 is not necessary and Game 16 is necessary, Game 16 shall begin 75 minutes after the conclusion of Game 14.

 

All times are Eastern and Subject to Change