WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri February 3, 2012
WKU Will Host the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament at Bowling Green Ballpark
Officials from the Bowling Green Hot Rods and WKU have announced that the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament will be held at Bowling Green Ballpark May 23rd through 27th. WKU will play host to the top eight teams in the Sun Belt Conference, with each team guaranteed to play three games in the round robin format.
The Ballpark is home to the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Class A affilaite of the Tampa Bay Rays. Hot Rods President Brad Taylor says the team's road schedule this year coincided with the days of the Sun Belt Tournament, and he is very pleased to see the Hot Rods and WKU cooperate in this effort.
WKU Head Baseball Coach Matt Myers says the chance to host the tournament will be a great incentive for the Hilltopper team. Myers says he also is hoping for great crowds, with WKU playing night games during the tournament.
WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork says the Univeristy has been working for some time on the plan to bring the Sun Belt Tournament to the Bowling Green Ballpark. He says the cooperation provided by the Hot Rods organization has been a key to making the plan work.
The Hilltoppers will also host a regular season game against Louisville on May 1st. That game will also be played at the Bowling Green Ballpark.