(Baseball Championship Central)
The final day of the regular season saw the final two seeds clinched for the upcoming Horizon League Baseball Championship hosted by Wright State at Nischwitz Stadium in Fairborn, Ohio.
The championship begins on Wednesday with two games. The doubleheader opens with fifth-seed Oakland (23-25, 11-14) facing fourth-seed UIC (24-28, 15-12) at noon. The second game, which begins at 4 p.m., pits sixth-seed Northern Kentucky (20-33, 9-12) against third-seed Valparaiso (27-26, 17-12).
The losing teams on Wednesday are eliminated from the tournament, while the winning teams advance to Thursday where it will take two losses for a team to be eliminated.
Host and regular season champion Wright State (41-15, 23-6) is the top-seed and will open play on Thursday, while second-seed Milwaukee (31-24, 17-11) also receives a bye into Thursday.
A single day pass for the championship is $7 for adults and $5 for youth. All-session passes are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Horizon League students are allowed in free with a valid student ID.
2016 Horizon League Baseball Championship Schedule
Nischwitz Stadium - Fairborn, Ohio (All Times ET)
Wednesday, May 25
Game 1: 12:00 p.m. - (5) Oakland vs. (4) UIC (Losing Team Eliminated)
Game 2: 4:00 p.m. - (6) Northern Kentucky vs. (3) Valparaiso (Losing Team Eliminated)
Thursday, May 26
Game 3: 11:00 a.m. - (1) Wright State vs. lowest advancing seed from Wednesday
Game 4: 3:00 p.m. - (2) Milwaukee vs. highest advancing seed from Wednesday
Game 5: 7:00 p.m. - Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser (Losing Team Eliminated)
Friday, May 27
Game 6: 12:00 p.m. - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
Game 7: 4:00 p.m. - Game 6 Loser vs. Game 5 Winner (Losing Team Eliminated)
Saturday, May 28
Game 8: 12:00 p.m. - Championship Game: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner
Game 9: 4:00 p.m. - Championship Game: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner
*-Game 9 is only played if Game 7 Winner beats Game 6 Winner in the first game on Saturday