2012 MAC Baseball Tournament Bracket: Kent State Once Again Favored

Kent State is expected to make an eighth trip to the NCAA baseball tournament in 11 years.

Kent State is expected to make an eighth trip to the NCAA baseball tournament in 11 years.

The Kent St. Golden Flashes have been the dominant team in the recent history of Mid-American Conference baseball. Kent State has won three straight MAC titles and has represented the conference in the last three NCAA Tournaments. They've been to the tournament seven times in the last 10 years by virtue of winning the conference tournament, and the Golden Flashes (37-17, 24-3) are once again the favorite.

Kent State has the No. 1 seed in this week's tournament held at Avon, Ohio, featuring eight of the league's schools. The full schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Session I
Game 1- 9:00 a.m. No. 4 Ohio vs. No. 5 Western Michigan
Game 2- 12:30 p.m. No. 3 Central Michigan vs. No. 6 Eastern Michigan

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Session II
Game 3- 4:00 p.m. No. 2 Toledo vs. No. 7 Miami
Game 4- 7:30 p.m. No. 1 Kent State vs. No. 8 Buffalo

Thursday, May 24, 2012- Session III
Game 5- 9:00 a.m. Game 2 Loser vs. Game 3 Loser
Game 6- 12:30 p.m. Game 1 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Session IV
Game 7- 4:00 p.m. Game 1 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
Game 8- 7:30 p.m. Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner

Friday, May 25, 2012- Session V
Game 9- 9:00 a.m. Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Loser
Game 10- 12:30 p.m. Game 5 Winner vs. Game 8 Loser

Friday, May 25, 2012 - Session VI
Game 11- 4:00 p.m. Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner
Game 12- 7:30 p.m. Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner

Saturday, May 26, 2012 - Session VII
Game 13 Game 11 Winner vs. Game 11 Loser
Game 14 Game 12 Winner vs. Game 12 Loser

Game 15- 1:00 p.m. Game 13 Winner vs. Game 14

Winner Championship

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