Conference USA Baseball Championship bracket set, WKU draws Southern Miss

Wyatt Sparkman, Baseball Reporter

Conference USA released its baseball championship tournament bracket Sunday night via social media. The WKU baseball program (25-27), (15-17, C-USA) will travel to Ruston, LA to play the no. 17 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (35-17), (22-9, C-USA) on May 26 at 6:30 CT..   

The Hilltoppers lost their four-game regular season series to the Golden Eagles 3-1 on April 23-25. WKU lost both of the first two games by a score of 6-5. Southern Miss shut out WKU 3-0 in the third game before the Hilltoppers won the series finale 9-4.

The tournament is in a double-elimination format and consists of eight C-USA teams. If WKU wins its first game the Hilltoppers will advance to play the winner of Louisiana Tech versus UTSA on May 27 at 6:30 p.m. CT. If WKU loses, it will play the loser of that matchup on May 27 at 3 p.m. CT.

The Hilltoppers lost five of their eight C-USA series during the season. WKU lost its last two C-USA series 3-1 to finish conference play.

Baseball beat reporter Wyatt Sparkman can be reached at [email protected]