O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots announced today that the organization will be host to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) baseball tournament beginning in 2020. The agreement is a two-year agreement with an option to extend through 2023.
“We are thrilled to bring this tournament to O’Fallon,” Hoots General Manager David Schmoll said. “This tournament will bring in teams and fans from outside of our area to O’Fallon. We look forward to working with the SLIAC group to continue this partnership for a long time.”
The SLIAC Baseball Tournament is currently a four-team, double-elimination format with the winner of the tournament earning the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament. The 2020 SLIAC Tournament will be held May 7-9 with first-round games on Thursday, May 7, followed by three games on Friday and the championship round on Saturday.
“This move should present a tremendous player and fan experience for all the conference and especially for those that earn their way into the tournament,” said SLIAC Commissioner Dr. Dick Kaiser. “The neutral-site quality facility will hopefully create greater fan interest and provide the playoff teams with an outstanding championship atmosphere. The move to CarShield should also provide a bit of a hedge against possible weather issues the league has encountered during the past at that time of year.”
More information on the SLIAC Baseball Tournament including schedules and ticket information will be available on the SLIAC website at sliac.org.
About the O’Fallon Hoots
The O’Fallon Hoots begin play in O’Fallon, Missouri. in May 2020 after relocating from Hannibal, Missouri following the 2019 season. For tickets, merchandise or any team information, visit ofallonhoots.com.