2012 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament

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2012 Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
2012 SoCon baseball tournament logo
2012 SoCon baseball tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2012
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination tournament
Site Fluor Field at the West End
Greenville, South Carolina
Champions Samford (1 title)
Winning coach Casey Dunn (1 title)
MVP Josh Martin Samford
Television ESPN3
Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
«2011  2013»
2012 Southern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Appalachian State y 21 9   .700     38 14   .731
College of Charleston y 21 9   .700     37 18   .673
Elon 20 10   .667     31 24   .564
Samford y 19 11   .633     35 21   .625
Western Carolina 16 14   .533     32 22   .593
Georgia Southern 15 15   .500     30 26   .536
Furman 13 17   .433     26 29   .473
The Citadel 13 17   .433     24 31   .436
UNC Greensboro 10 20   .333     25 27   .481
Davidson 9 21   .300     22 32   .407
Wofford 8 22   .267     17 31   .354
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship
As of May 20, 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament took place at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, SC from May 23 through May 27. The final game was televised on ESPN3

The tournament used a double-elimination format. Only the top eight teams in the conference standings participated, leaving three UNC Greensboro, Wofford, and Davidson out.[2]

Samford went 4-0 to win the tournament, clinching the conference's automatic berth in the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and the school's first ever Regional appearance. 2012 also marks the school's first baseball championship since joining the Southern Conference in 2008.

Seeding[edit]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Appalachian State 21 9 .700
1
College of Charleston 21 9 .700
2
Elon 20 10 .667
1
3
Samford 19 11 .633
2
4
Western Carolina 16 14 .533
5
5
Georgia Southern 15 15 .500
6
6
The Citadel 13 17 .433
8
7
Furman 13 17 .433
8
8
UNC Greensboro 10 20 .333
11
Wofford 9 21 .300
12
Davidson 8 22 .267
13
  • Appalachian State earned the tiebreaker over College of Charleston after winning the regular season series 8-6, 8-2, 3-8
  • The Citadel earned the tiebreaker over Furman after winning the regular season series 7-0, 3-1, 6-8

Results[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
7  The Citadel 8*  
2  College of Charleston 6  
  7  The Citadel 1  
  6  Georgia Southern 8  
6  Georgia Southern 19
3  Elon 2  
  6  Georgia Southern 10 -  
  3  Elon 7 -  
2  College of Charleston 12  
3  Elon 14  
  7  The Citadel 3
  3  Elon 7  
  6  Georgia Southern 6
  4  Samford 9*
8  Furman 5  
1  Appalachian State 7  
  1  Appalachian State 7
  4  Samford 12  
5  Western Carolina 0
4  Samford 7  
  4  Samford 12 -
  8  Furman 2 -  
8  Furman 9  
5  Western Carolina 8  
  1  Appalachian State 4
  8  Furman 13  

[3]

  • As tournament host, game order and times would have been adjusted to allow Furman to play the 5:00 pm game as long as it remained in the winner's bracket.
  • * denotes extra innings
  • The first round game between Georgia Southern and Elon tied the Southern Conference Tournament record for largest margin of victory at 17.
  • The first round elimination game between Elon and College of Charleston broke the Southern Conference Tournament record with 39 combined hits (21 for Elon, 18 for College of Charleston).
  • The championship game was a rematch of the 2011 championship game where Georgia Southern defeated Samford 1-0.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Position Player School
SP Justin Hess Georgia Southern
SP Josh Martin Samford
RP C.K. Irby Samford
C Chase Griffin Georgia Southern
1B Ryan Kinsella Elon
2B Tyler Avera Georgia Southern
2B Zeth Stone Samford
SS Austin Allison Samford
3B Chris Ohmstede Furman
OF Taylor Johnson Furman
OF Phillip Ervin Samford
OF Brandon Miller Samford
DH Garren Palmer Georgia Southern
Walt Nadzak Award, Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Josh Martin
Samford

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball standings". SoConSports.com. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 SoCon Baseball Championship". SoConSports.com. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  3. ^ "2012 Southern Conference Baseball Championship". SoConSports.com. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Tenth-Inning Triple Propels Samford to First SoCon Title". SoConSports.com. Retrieved 2012-05-27.