2009 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament

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2009 Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2009
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination tournament
Site Fluor Field at the West End
Greenville, South Carolina
Champions Georgia Southern (4th title)
Winning coach Rodney Hennon (3rd title)
MVP Kyle Blackburn (Georgia Southern)
Attendance 17,820
Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
«2008  2010»
2009 Southern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Elon y 23 4   .852     41 18   .695
Georgia Southern y 20 8   .714     42 17   .712
The Citadel 20 10   .667     15 9   .625
Western Carolina 19 10   .655     35 22   .614
College of Charleston 17 13   .567     35 22   .614
Appalachian State 15 13   .536     33 21   .611
Davidson 11 16   .407     18 31   .367
Furman 10 20   .333     24 31   .436
Samford 9 21   .300     17 35   .327
UNC Greensboro 7 22   .241     20 29   .408
Wofford 7 22   .241     17 32   .347
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of March 25, 2009[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2009 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, SC from May 20 through May 24. Second seeded Georgia Southern won the tournament and earned the Southern Conference's automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. It was Georgia Southern's fourth SoCon tournament win.

The tournament used a modified two bracket, double-elimination format. The teams that emerge from the loser's bracket on each side switch to the other bracket and play the team emerging from each winner's bracket, with the surviving teams playing a one game final. Only the top eight teams participate, so Wofford, UNC Greensboro, and Davidson were not in the field.

Seeding[edit]

Team W L T Pct GB Seed
Elon 23 4 0 .852
1
Georgia Southern 20 8 0 .714
3.5
2
The Citadel 20 10 0 .667
4.5
3
Western Carolina 19 10 0 .655
5
4
College of Charleston 17 13 0 .567
7.5
5
Appalachian State 15 13 0 .536
8.5
6
Davidson 11 16 0 .407
12
7
Furman 10 20 0 .333
14.5
8
Samford 9 21 0 .300
15.5
UNC Greensboro 7 21 0 .250
16.5
Wofford 7 22 0 .241
17.5

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Brackets[edit]

Bracket One[edit]

  First Round Second Round Semifinals
                             
7  Davidson 3  
2  Georgia Southern 4  
  2  Georgia Southern 6  
  6  Appalachian State 5  
6  Appalachian State 4
3  The Citadel 1  
  8  Furman 4
  2  Georgia Southern 16
3  The Citadel 9  
7  Davidson 8  
  6  Appalachian State 3
  3  The Citadel 5  

Bracket Two[edit]

  First Round Second Round Semifinals
                             
8  Furman 8  
1  Elon 10  
  1  Elon 15  
  4  Western Carolina 7  
5  College of Charleston 4
4  Western Carolina 12  
  3  The Citadel 5 7
  1  Elon 1 8
5  College of Charleston 5  
8  Furman 6  
  4  Western Carolina 6
  8  Furman 7  

Final[edit]

Sunday, May 24
Team R
#2 Georgia Southern 7
#1 Elon 3

Game Summaries[edit]

Round One[edit]

Wednesday, May 20 9:10 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
#7 Davidson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 2
#2 Georgia Southern 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 12 2
WP: Kyle Kamppi   LP: Thomas Middour
Attendance: 791
Boxscore
Wednesday, May 20 2:01 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#6 Appalachian State 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 8 1
#3 The Citadel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
WP: Zach Quate   LP: Wes Wrenn
Attendance: 1,274
Boxscore
Wednesday, May 20 6:11 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#8 Furman 2 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 8 16 3
#1 Elon 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 4 X 10 14 1
WP: Jared Kernodle   LP: Nick Karow   Sv: Thomas Girdwood
Home runs:
FU: None
EU: Tarleton, Melillo
Attendance: 1,407
Boxscore
Wednesday, May 20 10:11 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#5 College of Charleston 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 11 2
#4 Western Carolina 0 6 1 0 0 2 3 0 X 12 20 0
WP: Chris Masters   LP: Jesse Simpson
Home runs:
CofC: Sizemore, Rakar
WCU: Lyons
Attendance: 667
Boxscore

Round Two[edit]

Thursday, May 21 9:00 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#3 The Citadel 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 9 16 3
#7 Davidson 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 8 12 1
WP: Drew Mahaffey   LP: Thomas Middour
Home runs:
Cid: McGuiness
DAV: Brady
Attendance: 505
Notes: Davidson eliminated
Boxscore
Thursday, May 21 1:28 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#5 College of Charleston 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 5 6 1
#8 Furman 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 X 6 10 2
WP: Bobby Lyne   LP: Curtis Dowling   Sv: Nick Karow
Home runs:
CofC: None
FU: Rose, Miller
Attendance: 1,052
Notes: College of Charleston eliminated
Boxscore
Thursday, May 21 5:05 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#2 Georgia Southern 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 6 10 0
#6 Appalachian State 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 14 1
WP: Jake Brown   LP: Josh Dowdy   Sv: Dexter Bobo
Home runs:
GSU: Wright
ASU: Benedict, Blackburn 2
Attendance: 1,112
Boxscore
Thursday, May 21 5:06 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#1 Elon 3 6 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 15 18 1
#4 Western Carolina 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 7 2
WP: Daniel Britt   LP: Garrett Ozar
Home runs:
EU: CAustin 2, Davis
WCU: Lyons
Attendance: 884
Boxscore

Round Three[edit]

Friday, May 22 3:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#6 Appalachian State 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 8 0
#3 The Citadel 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 X 5 11 1
WP: Matt Crim   LP: Matt Andress
Home runs:
ASU: None
Cid: Meade
Attendance: 1,196
Notes: Appalachian State eliminated
Boxscore
Friday, May 22 6:59 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#4 Western Carolina 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 6 9 2
#8 Furman 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 X 7 10 1
WP: J.P. Goldsberry   LP: Mike Tavernier
Home runs:
WCU: Rollison
FU: None
Attendance: 1,772
Notes: Furman eliminated
Boxscore

Round Four[edit]

Saturday, May 23 9:02 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#3 The Citadel 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5 10 0
#1 Elon 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 3
WP: Asher Wojciechowski   LP: Tom Porter
Home runs:
Cid: None
EU: Greene
Attendance: 1,235
Boxscore
Saturday, May 23 1:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#8 Furman 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 4 5 3
#2 Georgia Southern 1 4 2 0 3 1 0 5 X 16 15 1
WP: Matt Murray   LP: Marc DeDecker
Home runs:
FU: Wright, Bowles
GSU: Lewis
Attendance: 1,809
Notes: Furman eliminated
Boxscore
Saturday, May 23 5:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#1 Elon 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 8 8 1
#3 The Citadel 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 7 17 1
WP: Jordan Darnell   LP: T.J. Clarkson   Sv: Thomas Girdwood
Home runs:
EU: CAustin, Melillo,
Cid: Orvin, RJones 2, McGuiness
Attendance: 1,718
Notes: The Citadel eliminated
Boxscore

Final[edit]

Sunday, May 24 2:08 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#2 Georgia Southern 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 7 8 0
#1 Elon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 9 1
WP: Chris Mederos   LP: J.D. Reichenbach
Home runs:
GSU: Blackburn
EU: None
Attendance: 2,388
Notes: Georgia Southern wins
Boxscore

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Position Player School
SP Asher Wojciechowski The Citadel
SP Chris Maderos Georgia Southern
RP Thomas Girdwood Elon
C Richard Jones The Citadel
1B David Towarnicky Appalachian State
2B Marcus Rose Furman
SS Brent Greer Western Carolina
3B Chase Austin Elon
OF Sonny Meade The Citadel
OF Pat Irvine Elon
OF Ty Wright Georgia Southern
DH Kyle Blackburn Georgia Southern
Walt Nadzak Award, Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Kyle Blackburn
Georgia Southern

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball standings". SoConSports.com. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2009 Southern Conference Baseball Standings & Leaders". Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  3. ^ "2012 Southern Conference Baseball Record Book". Retrieved 2012-01-16.