Jaguars baseball, softball teams head to A.I.I. Conference tournaments

UHV baseball team headed to Georgia

The University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars will be seeded second at next week’s Association of Independent Institutions Conference baseball tournament in Thomasville, Georgia and hosted by Thomas University.

The Jaguars (29-23) will face third-seeded Talladega College (25-18) in the opening game on Wednesday, May 4 at 1 p.m. Top-seeded California State University-San Marcos (29-17) will meet host Thomas (18-26) in the other opening-round game at 5 p.m.

Tournament action resumes on Thursday, May 5 with three games scheduled for 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. with the championship game schedule for Friday, May 6 at noon.

The Jaguars have won back-to-back A.I.I. Conference titles and will be looking to defend last year’s crown.

A.I.I. Conference Baseball Schedule

Wednesday, May 4

1 p.m. – Game 1: University of Houston-Victoria vs. Talladega College

5 p.m. – Game 2: California State University-San Marcos vs. Thomas University

Thursday, May 5

10 a.m. – Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2

1:30 p.m. – Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2

5 p.m. – Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4

Friday, May 6

Noon: Game 6: Championship Game – Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5

(If necessary) Game 7: 30 minutes after conclusion of Game 6

Jaguars softball seeded No. 3 in A.I.I. tournament

The 9th-ranked University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars softball team drew the No. 3 seed for next week’s Association of Independent Institutions Conference softball tournament to be played in San Marcos, Calif., and hosted by California State University-San Marcos.

CSUSM, ranked No. 3, drew the top seed for the tournament, while Central Baptist College, ranked No. 4, is seeded No. 2. Also in the field is defending national champion Simon Fraser, along with the University of British Columbia and Patten University.

The Jaguars will face No. 6-seed Patten in the opening round on Thursday, May 5 at 1 p.m. Simon Fraser, the No. 4 seed, takes on No. 5-seed British Columbia in the opening game at 11 a.m. Cal. State-San Marcos meets the winner of the opening game at 4 p.m., with Central Baptist taking on the Game 2 winner at 6 p.m.

A.I.I. Conference Softball Tournament Schedule

Thursday, May 5

11 a.m. – Game 1: Simon-Fraser vs. Univ. of British Columbia

1 p.m. – Game 2: Houston-Victoria vs. Patten

4 p.m. – Game 3: Cal. State-San Marcos vs. Game 1 winner

6 p.m. – Game 4: Central Baptist vs. Game 2 winner

Friday, May 6

11 a.m. – Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 2

1 p.m. – Game 6: Loser Game 4 vs. Loser Game 1

4 p.m. – Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

6 p.m. – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

Saturday, May 7

Noon – Game 9: Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7

3 p.m. – Game 10: Championship Game - Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9

(If necessary) Game 11: 30 minutes after conclusion of Game 10

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paul Ebner