RUSTON – The Conference USA Baseball Championship is coming back to Louisiana Tech in 2024 at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The five-day tournament will take place May 22-26, 2024, in the 2,000-plus seat Love Shack, which hosted the event in 2021.
“We are thrilled that the C-USA Baseball Championship is coming back to the city of Ruston and the Love Shack in 2024,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Eric A. Wood. “We have enjoyed collaborating with the city and local partners to provide a first-class experience when hosting conference tournaments and look forward to doing so again.”
The tournament will feature the eight league teams in a double-elimination format with the championship game being played on Sunday, May 26.
A dramatically-reshaped C-USA will field nine baseball teams for the 2024 season – reigning champion Dallas Baptist, Florida International, Jacksonville State, Liberty, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State, Sam Houston, and Western Kentucky.
Dallas Baptist rolled to the CUSA regular-season championship this spring, and after getting upset in the tournament, got an at-large invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Sam Houston is in this year’s NCAA Tournament as the Western Athletic Conference Tournament winner and has a perennially strong program, but none of the other seven reached postseason.
Also ahead for Tech: after hosting the 2023 C-USA Softball Championship earlier this month, the 2023 C-USA Soccer Tournament will come to Ruston in November.