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#HBCUSPORTS SIAC Baseball Championship headed to Lake Olmstead Stadium

ATLANTA (March 31, 2017) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is pleased to announce that its 2017 baseball championship will take place May 4-7 at Lake Olmstead Stadium, the official home of the Augusta GreenJackets, a minor league Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

 

The three-day event is free and open to the public. The championship will feature eight conference teams which will include the top four teams from the league’s east and west divisions.

Lake Olmstead Stadium has been the home of the Green Jackets since the 1995 season, although Augusta has fielded a team in the South Atlantic League since 1988.

Built primarily as a baseball facility between 1994 and 1995, Lake Olmstead Stadium has been transformed by the Green Jackets into a versatile entertainment center for Augusta and the surrounding communities. With a seating capacity of 4,822, Lake Olmstead Stadium is the third smallest ballpark in the 16-team league.

Lake Olmstead Stadium has been the site of events associated with The Masters golf tournament, many concerts including Bob Dylan, Augusta State Baseball, high school baseball games and other special events like Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk..

The 2017 SIAC baseball champion will represent the league in the NCAA south regional on May 11-13.

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