CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Southland Conference announced Thursday afternoon that Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi would host the baseball conference championship tournament at Whataburger Field.

TAMUCC previously hosted the conference tournament in 2009 and 2010.

The Southland Conference championship tournament is scheduled for May 20-23 of next year.

Defending conference champion McNeese State looks to reclaim their title, while TAMUCC looks to make its name once again after it upset the #1 seed Sam Houston State University.

“We are very excited to bring the Southland Baseball Tournament back to Whataburger Field,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said.  “We look forward to experiencing the great hospitality and destinations in Corpus Christi and the entire Coastal Bend.  Whataburger Field is a premier baseball venue, and I know our tournament participants and fans will greatly enjoy their experience and the facility.”

The top eight regular-season finishers will be seeded one through eight. The Southland Conference Baseball Tournament is a double-elimination tournament with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the  2020 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

“A decade since the last Southland Tournament at Whataburger Field, we’re thrilled to welcome the eight teams and their fans from across the region back to Corpus Christi for a great week of baseball and summer fun,” Hooks General Manager Wes Weigle said.  “The Southland Baseball Tournament is a big-time addition to our schedule, making for a loaded slate of action at Whataburger Field in 2020.”

ESPN+ will broadcast the 2020 Southland Conference tournament.

The Corpus Christi Hooks and Southland Conference made the big announcement during a press conference on Facebook LIVE.

3News Sports reporter Travis Green was at the Thursday press conference for the announcement.

More from 3News on KIIITV.com: