Summit League baseball tournament opens today


TULSA, O.K. ( — The Summit League Baseball Tournament will begin today with Oral Roberts playing host.

Today’s games will see the defending champions and top-seeded North Dakota State face the four-seed Omaha followed by the two-seed Oral Roberts facing the three-seed South Dakota State.

The Golden Eagles have won 19 Summit League tournament titles during their program history, while the Jackrabbits won their lone title in 2013. This game will be a rematch of a series that just took place in Brookings with ORU winning the first two games before SDSU salvaged a 7-3 victory in the finale, which was its first win over the Golden Eagles in six tries this season.

Thursday’s action will feature two tilts with the losers of Thursday’s games squaring off in game three at 12:05 p.m. CT, which will be the first elimination game of the event, and the winner’s playing at 6:05 p.m. CT. Friday’s lone game will feature the loser of game three vs. the winner of game four at 4:05 p.m. CT.

First pitch for Saturday’s championship game will be at 1:05 p.m. CT with an if necessary game to follow approximately 30 minutes later. The Summit League Champion will earn the League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.