May 7, 2010

Baseball Arrives in Aiken, Set for PBC Tournament

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AIKEN, SC – The 19th-ranked North Georgia baseball team arrived in South Carolina on Friday afternoon as the Saints prepare for the 2010 PBC Baseball Tournament set to start on Saturday morning.

For the third consecutive year, the Peach Belt Conference Baseball Championship will be played at USC Aiken’s Roberto Hernandez Stadium.
The 2010 Peach Belt Conference Baseball Tournament, which is part of the PBC Championship Series Presented by GEICO, will be contested on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9.
The top four teams from the Peach Belt Conference’s East and West divisions advanced to the 2010 PBC Baseball Championship at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.

All but one of the scheduled seven games of the 2010 PBC Baseball Championship will be played at Roberto Hernandez Stadium as one of the first round contests is scheduled to be played at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, Ga. The stadium is the home of the South Atlantic League’s Augusta GreenJackets.
The single elimination, eight-team tournament will begin on Saturday, May 8 with PBC East No. 1 Francis Marion squaring off against West No. 4 Georgia Southwestern at 11 a.m. at Roberto Hernandez Stadium. At the same time, the West No. 2 North Georgia Saints will be squaring off against the East No. 3 Flagler Saints at 11 a.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Shortly after the conclusion of the Francis Marion-Georgia Southwestern tilt, East No. 2 UNC Pembroke and West No. 3 Columbus State will take to the field against one another at 2:30 p.m. at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.
Tournament host USC Aiken will play in the final game on Saturday at Roberto Hernandez Stadium. The fourth seed in the PBC East, USC Aiken will open the PBC Tournament against PBC regular season champion and West No. 1 seed Georgia College & State at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 at the ‘Bert.
The 2010 PBC Baseball Tournament will conclude on Sunday, May 9 with the first semifinal game at 11 a.m. with the second semifinal to follow at 2:30 p.m.  The winners of those two games will play for the PBC Championship at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets to the tournament are $7 for adults 13 years and older. The ticket price for children ages 6 to 12 will be $5. Children under the age of six are free. A ticket will be good for all games that day.
For those unable to attend the championship there will be live stats and a free live webcast for each courtesy of the USC Aiken athletic department, the Peach Belt Conference, Presto Sports and Penn Atlantic. The game at Lake Olmstead will only feature live stats as part of a partnership with North Georgia Sports Information.
To access the live stats and webcasts and for more information on the 2010 Peach Belt Conference Baseball Championship, please visit the official tournament website here.