2011 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament

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2011 Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2011
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination tournament
Site Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Charleston, South Carolina
Champions Georgia Southern (5th title)
Winning coach Rodney Hennon (4th title)
MVP Chris Beck (Georgia Southern)
Attendance 11,860
Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
«2010  2012»
2011 Southern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Elon 23 7   .767     36 21   .632
UNC Greensboro 22 8   .733     34 20   .630
College of Charleston 18 12   .600     39 22   .639
Samford 18 12   .600     37 23   .617
Georgia Southern y 18 12   .600     36 26   .581
Appalachian State 15 15   .500     33 27   .550
Furman 13 16   .448     24 33   .421
Western Carolina 12 18   .400     23 31   .426
Wofford 9 21   .300     22 33   .400
Davidson 8 21   .276     18 30   .375
The Citadel 8 22   .267     20 36   .357
† – Conference champion
‡ – SoCon Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2011[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll


The 2011 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, SC from May 25 through May 29. Fourth seeded Georgia Southern won the tournament and earned the Southern Conference's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. It was Georgia Southern's fifth SoCon tournament win and second in three years.

The tournament used a double-elimination format. Only the top eight teams participate, so Wofford, Davidson, and The Citadel were not in the field.

Seeding[edit]

Team W L Pct GB Seed
Elon 23 7 .767
1
UNC Greensboro 22 8 .733
1
2
Samford 18 12 .600
4
3
Georgia Southern 18 12 .600
4
4
College of Charleston 18 12 .600
4
5
Appalachian State 15 15 .500
7
6
Furman 13 16 .500
8.5
7
Western Carolina 12 18 .500
10
8
Wofford 9 21 .300
13
Davidson 8 21 .276
13.5
The Citadel 8 22 .267
14

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Brackets[edit]

Bracket One[edit]

  First Round Second Round Semifinals
                             
7  Furman 12  
2  UNC Greensboro 6  
  3  Samford 7  
  7  Furman 1  
6  Appalachian State 3
3  Samford 5  
  3  Samford 2
  6  Appalachian State 1
2  UNC Greensboro 4  
6  Appalachian State 6  
  6  Appalachian State 5
  7  Furman 0  

Bracket Two[edit]

  First Round Second Round Semifinals
                             
8  Western Carolina 10  
1  Elon 7  
  4  Georgia Southern 12  
  8  Western Carolina 1  
5  College of Charleston 2
4  Georgia Southern 4  
  4  Georgia Southern 1 7
  5  College of Charleston 8 6
1  Elon 3  
5  College of Charleston 4  
  5  College of Charleston 4
  8  Western Carolina 2  

Final[edit]

Sunday, May 29, 2011
Team R
#4 Georgia Southern 1
#3 Samford 0

Game Summaries[edit]

Round One[edit]

Wednesday, May 25 9:00 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#7 Furman 1 3 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 12 17 2
#2 UNC Greensboro 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 11 1
WP: Bobby Lyne   LP: Warren Slack
Attendance: 542
Boxscore
Wednesday, May 25 1:11 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#6 Appalachian State 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 1
#3 Samford 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 X 5 10 1
WP: Kyle Putkonen   LP: Ryan Arrowood   Sv: Andrew Jones
Attendance: 495
Boxscore
Wednesday, May 25 5:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 R H E
#8 Western Carolina 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 10 21 4
#1 Elon 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 10 3
WP: Taylor Sandefur   LP: David Whitehead
Home runs:
WCU: Heffley, Johns
EU: None
Attendance: 937
Notes: Longest baseball game in SoCon history.
Boxscore
Thursday, May 26 12:30 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#5 College of Charleston 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 1
#4 Georgia Southern 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 X 4 7 2
WP: Chris Beck   LP: Josh Renfro   Sv: Matt Murray
Attendance: 840
Notes: Game began at 12:30 am due to 20 inning game prior.
Boxscore

Round Two[edit]

Thursday, May 26 9:02 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#2 UNC Greensboro 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 11 1
#6 Appalachian State 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 X 6 11 0
WP: Will Helms   LP: Colby Hyatt   Sv: Taylor Miller
Attendance: 457
Notes: UNC Greensboro eliminated
Boxscore
Thursday, May 26 1:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#1 Elon 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
#5 College of Charleston 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 X 4 8 1
WP: Kyle Owings   LP: John Brebbia
Home runs:
EU: None
CofC: Gantt
Attendance: 785
Notes: Elon eliminated
Boxscore
Thursday, May 26 5:03 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#3 Samford 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 11 2
#7 Furman 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 2
WP: Charles Basford   LP: Daniel Stallsmith
Attendance: 852
Boxscore
Thursday, May 26 9:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#4 Georgia Southern 1 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 4 12 14 0
#8 Western Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 3
WP: Andy Moye   LP: Jordan Smith
Attendance: 551
Notes: Game began at 12:30 am due to 20 inning game prior.
Boxscore

Round Three[edit]

Friday, May 27 3:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#6 Appalachian State 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 15 1
#7 Furman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 6 0
WP: Seth Grant   LP: Tyler Wood
Attendance: 527
Notes: Furman eliminated
Boxscore
Friday, May 27 1:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#5 College of Charleston 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 6 0
#8 Western Carolina 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 0
WP: Christian Powell   LP: Kyle Stewart   Sv: Kyle Owings
Attendance: 1,409
Notes: Western Carolina eliminated
Boxscore

Semifinals[edit]

Saturday, May 28 9:02 am
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#3 Samford 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
#6 Appalachian State 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
WP: Josh Martin   LP: Ryne Frankoff   Sv: Andrew Jones
Attendance: 611
Notes: Appalachian State eliminated
Boxscore
Saturday, May 28 1:02 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#4 Georgia Southern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1
#5 College of Charleston 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 X 8 13 0
WP: Jake Zokan   LP: Matt Murray
Home runs:
GSU: None
CofC: Kral
Attendance: 1,488
Boxscore
Saturday, May 28 4:59 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#5 College of Charleston 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 8 3
#4 Georgia Southern 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 X 7 11 2
WP: Josh Adams   LP: Casey Lucchese   Sv: Jarret Leverett
Attendance: 1,275
Notes: College of Charleston eliminated
Boxscore

Championship Final[edit]

Sunday, May 29 2:00 pm
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
#4 Georgia Southern 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
#3 Samford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
WP: Chris Beck   LP: Lex Rutledge
Home runs:
GSU: Justin Gonzalez
SU: Chris Taylor, John Hicks, Steven Proscia
Attendance: 1,091
Boxscore

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All-Tournament Team[edit]

Position Player School
SP Chris Beck Georgia Southern
SP Seth Grant Appalachian State
RP Andrew Jones Samford
C Tom Richardson Georgia Southern
1B Marty Gantt College of Charleston
2B Michael Johnson Samford
SS Eric Phillips Georgia Southern
3B Alex Abrams Furman
OF Tyler Zupcic Appalachian State
OF Cole Rakar College of Charleston
OF Phillip Ervin Samford
DH Michael Burruss Georgia Southern
Walt Nadzak Award, Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Chris Beck
Georgia Southern

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball standings". SoConSports.com. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2010–11 SoCon Baseball Standings". Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  3. ^ "2011 SoCon Baseball Championship". Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Championship Final Recap and All Tournament Team". Retrieved 2011-11-26.