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Rainbows get No. 1 seed

By Billy Hull

LAST UPDATED: 3:33 p.m. HST, May 22, 2011

The Hawaii baseball team will be the No. 1 seed in the Western Athletic Conference tournament that begins on Wednesday at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz.

The Rainbows (32-23, 17-7) won the tiebreaker over Fresno State (37-14, 17-7) due to Louisiana Tech and Nevada both winning on Sunday.

The two teams finished tied for third in the league standings but the Bulldogs are the No. 3 seed because they won three of four against the Wolf Pack.

Hawaii finished 3-1 against Louisiana Tech while Fresno State finished 2-2, thus giving the Rainbows the No. 1 seed.

Hawaii clinched a share of the regular-season WAC title for the first time since 1992. The Bulldogs earned at least a share of the conference title for the sixth straight year.

Hawaii begins tournament play on Thursday against the lowest seeded team that wins on Wednesday. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. Hawaii time.


Hohokam Stadium
Mesa, Ariz.
All times Hawaii time
1. Hawaii; 2. Fresno State; 3. Louisiana Tech; 4. Nevada; 5. San Jose State; 6. New Mexico State
Wednesday, May 25
G1—Nevada vs. San Jose State, noon
G2—Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State, 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 26
G3—G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 a.m.
G4—Fresno State vs. higher seed winner in G1 and G2, noon
G5—Hawaii vs. lower seed winner in G1 and G2, 4 p.m.
Friday, May 27
*G6—G3 winner vs. Lower seed of G4 and G5 loser, 8 a.m.
G7—G6 winner vs. Higher seed of G4 and G5 loser, noon
G8—G4 winner vs. G5 winner, 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 28
G9—G7 winner vs. G8 loser, noon
G10—G8 winner vs. G9 winner, 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 29
G11—G10 winner vs. G10 loser (if nec.), 9 a.m.
*If one of the G4 or G5 losers already has had a bye, they will play in G6 regardless of seed

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