2008 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament

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2008 Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2008
Teams 10
Format Double-elimination tournament
Site Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park
Charleston, South Carolina
Champions Elon (1st title)
Winning coach Mike Kennedy (1st title)
MVP Cory Harrilchak (Elon)
Attendance 15,144
Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
«2007  2009»

The 2008 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, SC from May 20 through May 24. Top seeded Elon won the tournament and earned the Southern Conference's automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. It was Elon's first SoCon tournament win. Elon joined the conference beginning with the 2004 baseball season.

All ten baseball programs in the conference participated in the tournament, with the seventh through tenth place teams playing a single-elimination opening day prior to an 8-team, two bracket, double-elimination tournament.

Seeding[edit]

Team W L T Pct GB Seed
Elon 19 8 0 .704
1
College of Charleston 18 9 0 .667
1
2
Furman 17 10 0 .630
2
3
Georgia Southern 16 11 0 .593
3
4
UNC Greensboro 15 12 0 .556
4
5
Appalachian State 14 13 0 .519
5
6
Western Carolina 14 13 0 .519
5
7
The Citadel 12 15 0 .444
7
8
Wofford 6 21 0 .222
13
9
Davidson 4 23 0 .148
15
10

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Bracket[edit]

Play-In Round[edit]

Tuesday, May 20
Team R
#10 Davidson 10
#7 Western Carolina 11
Notes: Davidson eliminated
Tuesday, May 20
Team R
#9 Wofford 8
#8 The Citadel 4
Notes: The Citadel eliminated

Bracket One[edit]

  First Round Second Round Semifinals
                             
7  Western Carolina 4  
2  College of Charleston 5  
  3  Furman 8  
  2  College of Charleston 12  
6  Appalachian State 8
3  Furman 10  
  2  College of Charleston 12
  3  Furman 11
7  Western Carolina 5  
6  Appalachian State 10  
  6  Appalachian State 12
  3  Furman 13  

Bracket Two[edit]

  First Round Second Round Semifinals
                             
9  Wofford 12  
1  Elon 21  
  1  Elon 16  
  4  Georgia Southern 5  
5  UNC Greensboro 9
4  Georgia Southern 21  
  1  Elon 12
  5  UNC Greensboro 4
5  UNC Greensboro 14  
9  Wofford 5  
  4  Georgia Southern 9
  5  UNC Greensboro 12  

Final[edit]

Sunday, May 24
Team R
#2 College of Charleston 8
#1 Elon 17

Game Summaries[edit]

Play-In Round[edit]

Tuesday, May 20 12:05 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
#10 Davidson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 10 12 4
#7 Western Carolina 0 0 1 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 11 16 3
WP: Masters   LP: Hunter
Home runs:
DAV: None
WCU: Lyons
Attendance: 1,423
Notes: Davidson eliminated
Boxscore
Tuesday, May 20 5:44 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#9 Wofford 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 8 13 1
#8 The Citadel 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 3
WP: Summers   LP: Copenhaver
Home runs:
WC: Gilmartin, Kirkley
Cid: None
Attendance: 1,533
Notes: The Citadel eliminated
Boxscore

Round One[edit]

Wednesday, May 21 10:06 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#7 Western Carolina 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
#2 College of Charleston 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 X 5 12 1
WP: Jesse Simpson   LP: Tavernier
Home runs:
WCU: Lyons
CofC: Sizemore, Tice 2
Attendance: 949
Boxscore
Wednesday, May 21 1:36 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
#6 Appalachian State 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 8 12 1
#3 Furman 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 5 10 12 2
WP: Karow   LP: Jason Rook
Home runs:
ASU: Rubenstein, Hubbard, Rodgers
FU: None
Attendance: 887
Boxscore
Wednesday, May 21 5:05 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#9 Wofford 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 4 0 12 13 2
#1 Elon 3 1 0 0 2 15 0 0 X 21 17 4
WP: Hensley   LP: Cornely
Home runs:
WC: None
EU: Harrichak, Tarleton
Attendance: 973
Boxscore
Wednesday, May 21 10:15
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#5 UNC Greensboro 0 0 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 9 11 1
#4 Georgia Southern 0 0 6 1 0 4 7 3 X 21 21 1
WP: Eubanks   LP: McCall
Home runs:
UNCG: Feltes, Snell
GSU: Parker 2
Attendance: 522
Boxscore

Round Two[edit]

Thursday, May 22 10:00 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#7 Western Carolina 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 5 10 0
#6 Appalachian State 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 X 10 12 0
WP: Josh Dowdy   LP: Martin
Home runs:
WCU: None
ASU: Towarnicky
Attendance: 657
Notes: Western Carolina eliminated
Boxscore
Thursday, May 22 2:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#5 UNC Greensboro 1 0 4 0 0 4 1 0 4 14 19 1
#9 Wofford 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 5 8 1
WP: Gilliam   LP: Dolinak
Home runs:
UNCG: Feltes
WC: Carrier
Attendance: 659
Notes: Wofford eliminated
Boxscore
Thursday, May 22 6:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#3 Furman 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 8 10 6
#2 College of Charleston 1 5 0 2 0 2 0 2 X 12 12 2
WP: Mike Lynn   LP: Lang
Home runs:
FU: Hemingway
ASU: None
Attendance: 1,195
Boxscore
Thursday, May 22 10:00 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#1 Elon 0 1 0 2 2 0 3 0 8 16 21 1
#4 Georgia Southern 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 9 3
WP: Lewter   LP: Chisman
Home runs:
EU: Harrilchak, Davis, CAustin
GSU: Shehan
Attendance: 723
Boxscore

Round Three[edit]

Friday, May 23 9:02 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#6 Appalachian State 1 2 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 12 16 2
#3 Furman 3 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 1 13 12 1
WP: Parry   LP: Garrett Sherrill
Home runs:
ASU: Harrow 2, Towarnicky, Franco 2
FU: Smith
Attendance: 681
Notes: Appalachian State eliminated
Boxscore
Friday, May 23 1:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#4 Georgia Southern 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 9 14 0
#5 UNC Greensboro 0 0 2 3 0 0 7 0 X 12 15 1
WP: GSmith   LP: Eubanks
Home runs:
GSU: Wright
UNCG: Feltes, Carrier, Deleo
Attendance: 627
Notes: Georgia Southern eliminated
Boxscore

Semifinals[edit]

Saturday, May 24 10:02 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
#2 College of Charleston 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 2 12 15 3
#3 Furman 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 11 15 3
WP: Mike Lynn   LP: Parry
Home runs:
CofC: Sizemore, Tice, Haywood 2
FU: Harrison
Attendance: 1,443
Notes: Furman eliminated
Boxscore
Saturday, May 24 5:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#1 Elon 2 5 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 12 4 0
#5 UNC Greensboro 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 11 2
WP: Ferrer   LP: Martin   Sv: JReyes
Home runs:
EU: Harrilchak, Davis, Lobacz
UNCG: None
Attendance: 617
Notes: UNC Greensboro eliminated
Boxscore

Final[edit]

Sunday, May 24 2:08 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#2 College of Charleston 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 8 8 3
#1 Elon 0 1 0 0 3 5 3 5 X 17 19 4
WP: Harrilchak   LP: Jesse Simpson
Home runs:
CofC: Haywood
EU: Tarleton
Attendance: 2,255
Notes: Elon wins
Boxscore

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Position Player School
P Mike Lynn College of Charleston
C Dallas Tarleton Elon
1B Jay Jackson Furman
2B Tim Carrier UNC Greensboro
SS Chase Austin Elon
3B Bennett Davis Elon
OF Stuart Haywood College of Charleston
OF Chris Shehan Georgia Southern
OF Cory Harrilchak Elon
DH Greg Feltes UNC Greensboro
Walt Nadzak Award, Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Cory Harrilchak
Elon

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