2024 OVC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD IS SET

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.- The 2024 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship presented by SERVPRO field is now set. The event will be held May 22-25 at Mtn Dew Park in Marion, Illinois. This year marks the 45th OVC Baseball Tournament (the first elimination style event was held in 1979).
 
The University of Tennessee at Martin baseball team earned the number eight seed and will face fifth seeded Tennessee Tech on Wednesday, May 22 at 9 a.m. The Skyhawks swept the Golden Eagles in the season series when the two squared off in Martin.

The venue opened in 2007 and was previously known as Rent One Park. It is now home to the Prospect League Team the Thrillville Thrillbillies, who began play last summer. This year marks the third time the event has been held at the venue (2019, 2023, 2024); the Championship will also be held there in 2025.

The event has been held at five neutral site locations after moving from the campus of the regular season champions in 2001. The event has been held in Paducah, Kentucky (2001-09), Jackson, Tennessee (2010-16, 2021), Oxford, Alabama (2017-18), Marion, Illinois (2019, 2023-present)) and Lexington, Kentucky (2022).

Tickets will be $30 for an all-session pass, $10 per adult per day and $5 per day for children (18 and under) and college students with valid ID and can be purchased online or in-person at Mt Dew Park. All seats are general admission for the OVC Championship.

This year’s bracket once again includes four single elimination games on Wednesday, with the winners advancing to the double elimination portion of the bracket which will include the No. 1 and 2 seeds (who receive byes until Thursday games).

Fans can watch the entire 2024 OVC Baseball Tournament live on ESPN+. Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ for $10.99 a month (or $109.99 per year) or as part of the Disney Bundle.  ESPN+, the multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment, is an integrated part of the ESPN App and (on mobile and connected devices) and ESPN.com.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 22

Game 1: #5 Tennessee Tech vs. #8 UT Martin, 9 a.m. CT (ESPN+)

Game 2: #6 Eastern Illinois vs. #7 SIUE, 12:30 p.m. CT (ESPN+)

Game 3: #4 Southern Indiana vs. Winner of Game 1, 4 p.m. CT (ESPN+)

Game 4: #3 Morehead State vs. Winner of Game 2, 7:30 p.m. CT (ESPN+)

   

Thursday, May 23

Game 5: #1 Little Rock vs. Winner of Game 3, 11 a.m. CT (ESPN+)

Game 6: #2 Southeast Missouri vs. Winner Game 4, 3 p.m. CT (ESPN+)

Game 7: Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 7 p.m. CT (ESPN+)

   

Friday, May 24

Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 2 p.m. CT (ESPN+)

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 6 p.m. CT (ESPN+)

   

Saturday, May 25

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 12 p.m. CT (ESPN+)

Game 11: Repeated Pairing (if necessary), 30 minutes after Game 10 (ESPN+)

NOTE: The first four games are single elimination.  All Times CENTRAL.

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