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April 17, 2014

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VALDOSTA — UAB to host GSC baseball tournament

The Gulf South Conference baseball tournament will again be on neutral ground as the University of Alabama-Birmingham will host the eight-team tournament, the conference announced Thursday.

The GSC and UAB have agreed in principle to hold the tournament at Young Memorial Field, keeping the tournament at a neutral site for the 13th consecutive season. It also marks the first time that the tournament will take place in Birmingham, Ala, and at UAB. Young Memorial Field seats 1,000.

“We are delighted to bring our baseball championship tournament to the Magic City, home of so many other great college sports events,” GSC Commissioner Nate Salant said in a release. “It’s always a challenge to find centrally-located neutral sites for baseball, so we were fortunate that UAB has an away series and that the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s athletic director, Dr. EJ Brophy, has strong ties to UAB. He was very helpful with getting this done, and UAH will serve as the host school.

“The GSC will play at a great facility in a central location at a major D1 school, so we are deeply indebted to UAB Director of Athletics Brian Mackin, Director of Facilities and Operations Reid Adair and their veteran baseball coach Brian Shoop, for welcoming us with open arms.”

The tournament is slated to begin May 2 and run through May 6. Valdosta State is the defending tournament champions, as the Blazers won four of five games in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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