One of the tightest Region IX title races ever will come to an end this weekend as teams from Southeast CC, Western Nebraska, Northeastern, Lamar and Trinidad square off at the 2019 Region IX Tournament. Only two games separated the top five teams in the final conference standings as TSJC edged out the competition for their second straight empire conference title and the opportunity to host the tournament.
The tournament will be played at Trinidad’s Central Park. There will be a play in game between Western Nebraska and Southeast on Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. to get things going. After that the tournament goes to a double-elimination format. On Thursday, Trinidad will host the winner between WNCC and Southeast at noon followed by Lamar hosting Northeastern. On Friday at 11 a.m. the two winners of Thursday’s game will meet followed by the first elimination game at 2 p.m. The final game on Friday will feature the loser of Game #3 of the tournament against the winner of the 2 p.m. elimination contest. On Saturday the two remaining teams will square off for the 2019 Region IX Title.
Admission to the park is free for all games. To watch the games online visit https://www.tsjctrojans.com/information/TrojanTV - We will also be tweeting scores on our twitter feed - https://twitter.com/TSJCATHLETICS
Note: We are expecting bad weather all week with rain, snow and low temperatures in the forecast. This could force changes in game times and possibly even location.
As for softball, the tournament has been moved back a day due to weather. The Trojans will now open play on Friday, May 10 at 2 p.m. against Otero.
(SUB) Baseball final standings
W L W%
TSJC 22 14 0.611
LCC 21 15 0.583
NJC 20 16 0.556
SCC 20 16 0.556
WNCC 20 16 0.556
MCC 16 20 0.444
OJC 7 29 0.194