GAC Picks Site for First Baseball Tournament

David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Okla., has been selected to serve as the location for the first-ever Great American Conference Baseball Tournament in spring 2012.

Arkansas Tech is among nine charter members of the GAC who will compete in the new NCAA Division II league beginning with the 2011-12 academic year.

“David Allen Ballpark and the people of Enid have proven to be great hosts for high-profile baseball tournaments,” said GAC Commissioner Will Prewitt. “Our coaches, players, administrators and fans will be presented with a first-class tournament in a first-class facility.”

The top six teams based on winning percentage in the final 2012 GAC baseball standings will qualify for a trip to Enid. The inaugural GAC Baseball Tournament will be played May 4-7, 2012.

David Allen Memorial Ballpark has hosted the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series and multiple national, regional and state tournaments for American Legion Baseball. The facility has a seating capacity of 3,000, including 300 chairback seats.

Arkansas Tech is coming off one of the best two-year stretches in the history of its baseball program. The Wonder Boys won a school-record 35 games in 2010, and they advanced all the way to the final day of the 2011 Gulf South Conference Baseball Tournament. Tech was 32-19 overall last season.

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