2017 Great American Conference Tournament

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The 2017 Great American Conference baseball tournament was split in two rounds. The initial round was four best-of-three series held at the home of the higher seed from May 5-6. The four winners advanced to a double elimination tournament held at Clyde Berry Field in Arkadelphia, AR from May 11-14. #3 University of Arkansas-Monticello defeated #4 Henderson State University for the title. Brian Ray of Arkansas-Monticello was named MVP.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conf. Record Head Coach
1 Southern Arkansas University 28-5 Justin Pettigrew
2 Arkansas Tech University 24-9 Dave Dawson
3 University of Arkansas-Monticello 22-11 John Harvey
4 Henderson State University 20-13 Cody Hooten
5 Southwestern Oklahoma State University 14-16 Zack Saunders
6 Southeastern Oklahoma State University 13-17 Mike Metheny
7 Harding University 14-19 Patrick McGaha
8 Ouachita Baptist University 13-20 Kyle Hope


Finals Bracket[edit]

  First Round   Second Round   Final
  1 Southern Arkansas 5  
  4 Henderson State 13    
      4 Henderson State 2  
      3 Ark.-Monticello 11    
  2 Arkansas Tech 3          
  3 Ark.-Monticello 7        
      3 Ark.-Monticello 6 x
        4 Henderson State 1 x
    4 Henderson State 9    
  1 Southern Arkansas 11     1 Southern Arkansas 5  
  2 Arkansas Tech 3  

Game Results[edit]

Opening Rounds[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Southern Arkansas University 6-5 Ouachita Baptist University
Game 2 Southern Arkansas University 14-2 Ouachita Baptist University Ouachita Baptist eliminated
Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Harding University 6-4 Arkansas Tech University
Game 2 Arkansas Tech University 8-4 Harding University
Game 3 Arkansas Tech University 10-6 Harding University Harding eliminated
Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 University of Arkansas-Monticello 7-6 (11) Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Game 2 University of Arkansas-Monticello 6-5 Southeastern Oklahoma State University SE Oklahoma eliminated
Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Henderson State University 2-0 Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Game 2 Henderson State University 9-3 Southwestern Oklahoma State University SW Oklahoma eliminated

Final Round[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 11
Game 1 Henderson State University 13-5 Southern Arkansas University
Game 2 University of Arkansas-Monticello 7-3 Arkansas Tech University
May 13
Game 3 Southern Arkansas University 11-3 Arkansas Tech University Arkansas Tech eliminated
Game 4 University of Arkansas-Monticello 11-2 Henderson State University
Game 5 Henderson State University 9-5 Southern Arkansas University Southern Arkansas eliminated
May 14
Game 6 University of Arkansas-Monticello 6-1 Henderson State University Arkansas-Monticello advances to NCAA tournament


  • OF Brian Ray Arkansas-Monticello
  • SP Braden Chambers Arkansas-Monticello
  • DH Guy Halbert Arkansas-Monticello
  • RP Dawson Moser Arkansas-Monticello
  • C Brady Weiss Arkansas-Monticello
  • SP Bryant Haralson Henderson State
  • OF Parker Jones Henderson State
  • 1B Hayden Lessenberry Henderson State
  • RP Blake Patterson Henderson State
  • 1B Mark Fontenot Southern Arkansas
  • OF Trevor Rucker Southern Arkansas
  • 3B Kyle Gibbs Arkansas Tech