ATLANTA – North Florida baseball is set for another opportunity at a run at the ASUN Championship as the Ospreys qualify for a slot in the 2022 ASUN Championship Tournament down in Fort Myers, Fla., this upcoming week.
North Florida qualified for tournament play in Pool B after beating out Central Arkansas for one of the remaining tournament slots based on RPI.
Official seeding assignments within both Pool A and Pool B remain as final RPIs are to be announced once results from May 21 games are included. UNF will either have the seventh or the eighth slot within Pool B. That being said, each group of teams in the respective pools are set.
UNF will either face Eastern Kentucky or Jacksonville in its first pool play game May 24. The winner of Pool B will advance to the semifinals, while the remaining three positions in the semifinals will come out of Pool A.
The Ospreys have made some late runs in the tournament in recent history. Last season UNF advanced to the winners bracket final, coming up just a win shy of the championship round before being eliminated by Liberty in the losers bracket final.
In 2018, UNF advanced to the final day before falling to top-seeded Stetson at home.
Stay tuned for more updates on the tournament, postseason awards and how to follow the games next week.
Championship Qualification Details
ASUN Tournament Participants = Eight teams will advance to the ASUN Tournament
ASUN Tournament Qualification = The top three teams from each division will qualify automatically for the ASUN Tournament. The tiebreaker criteria shall be used to break ties as needed in the division to determine the three automatic qualifiers from each division. The remaining fourth place divisional finishers will then be compared to each other with the team with the higher RPI advancing. The remaining fourth place finisher will then be compared to the fifth place finisher in the opposite division, with the higher NCAA RPI ranked team advancing.
Championship Format and Details (Per the ASUN Conference)
Four teams, Seeds 1-4: The two divisional winners will be seeded 1 & 2 (separated by RPI); Seeds 3 & 4 will be based solely on NCAA RPI, regardless of divisional standing.
Four teams, Seeds 5-8: Remaining (lower four) RPI teams, in order of RPI
Schedule of ASUN Championship Play
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
11 AM: Pool B #6 v. Pool B #7 – JetBlue Park
11 AM: Pool A #1 v. Pool A #4
3 PM: Pool A #2 v. Pool A #3
7 PM: Pool B #5 v. Pool B #8
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
11 AM: Pool B #6 v. Pool B #8 – JetBlue Park
11 AM: Pool A #1 v. Pool A #3
3 PM: Pool A #2 v. Pool A #4
7 PM: Pool B #5 v. Pool B #7
Thursday, May 26, 2022
11 AM: Pool B #7 v. Pool B #8 (if necessary) – JetBlue Park
11 AM: Pool A #1 v. Pool A #2
3 PM: Pool A #3 v. Pool A #4
7 PM Pool B #5 v. Pool B #6 (if necessary)
Friday, May 27, 2022 – Semifinals
11 AM: Pool A Winner v. Pool B Winner
3 PM: Pool A Runner-Up v. Pool A Third-Place Finisher
Saturday, May 28, 2022
1 PM: ASUN Championship: Semifinal Winners
*All games will be played at Swanson Stadium unless otherwise noted.