ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Appalachian Athletic Conference has released the 2014 AAC Baseball Tournament bracket, and Tennessee Wesleyan is the No. 1 seed.
Tennessee Wesleyan (30-20-1 overall) won the AAC regular-season with a 19-8 conference record. This marks the third year in a row it is the No. 1 seed for the baseball tournament.
The tournament is being held at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn. This marks the eighth year in a row it has been held at this site. The tournament runs May 5-8.
The tournament format consists of eight teams in two pools of four. In pool play, it is a double-elimination within pool play. The two pool winners will then meet in a winner-take-all championship game to determine the 2014 AAC Tournament champion.
Seeds No. 1, 4, 5 and 8 will be in Pool A, while Seeds No. 2, 3, 6 and 7 will be in Pool B.
Here are the complete seedings for the tournament:
1. Tennessee Wesleyan (30-20-1 overall, 19-8 AAC)
2. Reinhardt (33-22 overall, 18-9 AAC)
3. Union (34-18 overall, 17-10 AAC)
4. St. Andrews (26-21 overall, 14-13 AAC)
5. Bryan (29-25 overall, 14-13 AAC)
6. Point (28-23 overall, 14-13 AAC)
7. Milligan (22-25 overall, 12-15 AAC)
8. Virginia Intermont (20-28 overall, 11-16 AAC)
St. Andrews, Bryan and Point all finished with identical 14-13 conference records to tie for the No. 4 seed. The tie-breaker system is based on how each team did against the top-seeded team. Point was swept by Tennessee Wesleyan, so it is the No. 6 seed. Both St. Andrews and Bryan won 2-of-3 games from Tennessee Wesleyan, but since St. Andrews took 2-of-3 games from Bryan, it is the No. 4 seed and Bryan the No. 5 seed.
The tournament begins Monday at 10 a.m. with No. 4 St. Andrews taking on No. 5 Bryan. At 1 p.m., No. 3 Union plays No. 6 Point, while No. 2 Reinhardt will battle No. 7 Milligan at 4 p.m. Top-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan will close out the day against No. 8 Virginia Intermont at 7 p.m.
All tournament games will be aired live on the AAC Digital Network at a price of $7.99 per game or $19.99 for the entire tournament. To watch the games, click here.
For up-to-date information on the tournament, visit the tournament page.