2013 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament

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2013 Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2013
Teams 8
Format two bracket Double-elimination tournament
with championship game
Site Fluor Field at the West End
Greenville, SC
Champions Elon (2nd title)
Winning coach Mike Kennedy (2nd title)
MVP Joe Jackson (The Citadel)
Attendance 8,810
Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
«2012  2014»
2013 Southern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Western Carolina 23 7   .767     39 20   .661
College of Charleston 18 11   .621     31 26   .544
Elon y 18 11   .621     34 30   .531
The Citadel 18 12   .600     35 25   .583
Appalachian State 13 14   .481     30 24   .556
Furman 14 16   .467     32 25   .561
Georgia Southern 13 17   .433     27 32   .458
Samford 12 17   .414     27 30   .474
Davidson 12 18   .400     18 31   .367
UNC Greensboro 11 19   .367     24 31   .436
Wofford 10 20   .333     20 36   .357
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2013[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Basseball

The 2013 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament was held from May 22 through May 26 at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. The annual event determines the conference champion of the Division I Southern Conference in college baseball. Third seeded Elon won their second tournament champion to earn the league's bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. This was the last of 18 athletic championships held by the conference in the 2012–13 academic year.[2][3][4]

The tournament was originally held from 1950-53, when the Southern Conference was a large conference composed of several small schools and several large schools, the latter of which would form the Atlantic Coast Conference after the 1953 season. The event was re-established in 1984 and has been held every year since. Western Carolina has claimed nine championships, the most of any school, with The Citadel close behind at eight tournament wins. Georgia Southern and Furman are the only other schools with multiple championships, winning five and two, respectively. Davidson and UNC Greensboro are the only current members to never win a title.

This is the second consecutive year and third year overall for the tournament in Greenville, after spending 21 of 22 seasons in Charleston, South Carolina.[5]

Seeding and format[edit]

The top eight teams from the regular season are seeded one through eight based on conference winning percentage. They meet in a two bracket double-elimination tournament with a championship game between the winners of each bracket. Davidson, UNC Greensboro, and Wofford did not qualify for the field. College of Charleston claimed the second seed over Elon by tiebreaker.

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Western Carolina 23 7 .767
1
College of Charleston 18 11 .621
4.5
2
Elon 18 11 .621
4.5
3
The Citadel 18 12 .600
5
4
Appalachian State 13 14 .481
8.5
5
Furman 14 16 .467
9
6
Georgia Southern 13 17 .433
10
7
Samford 12 17 .414
10.5
8
Davidson 12 18 .400
11
UNC Greensboro 11 19 .367
12
Wofford 10 20 .333
13

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1  Western Carolina 13  
8  Samford 7  
  1  Western Carolina 11  
  4  The Citadel 12  
4  The Citadel 6
5  Appalachian State 5  
  4  The Citadel 8  
  5  Appalachian State 6  
8  Samford 1  
5  Appalachian State 2  
  1  Western Carolina 4
  5  Appalachian State 15  
  4  The Citadel 5
  3  Elon 6
3  Elon 1  
6  Furman 10  
  6  Furman 2
  7  Georgia Southern 3  
2  College of Charleston 0
7  Georgia Southern 2  
  7  Georgia Southern 4 6
  3  Elon 11 7  
3  Elon 18  
2  College of Charleston 8  
  6  Furman 1
  3  Elon 8  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament team.[4]

Pos Name School
SP Kyle Webb Elon
SP Justin Hess Georgia Southern
RP Dylan Clark Elon
C Joe Jackson The Citadel
1B Ryan Kinsella Elon
2B Hector Crespo Appalachian State
SS Antonio Alvarez Elon
3B Tyler White Western Carolina
OF Tyler Griffin The Citadel
OF Sebastian Gomez Elon
OF Julian Ridings Western Carolina
DH Bo Thompson The Citadel

Most Outstanding Player[edit]

Joe Jackson was named Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Jackson was a catcher for The Citadel who recorded 10 hits in 13 at-bats and reached base on 18 of 20 plate appearances for the tournament.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball standings". SoConSports.com. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2012-13 Southern Conference Championship Schedule". soconsports.com. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2013 Southern Conference Baseball Championship". Southern Conference. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Elon Tops The Citadel for Baseball Title". Southern Conference. May 26, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Greenville To Host SoCon Baseball Tournament In 2012, 2013". furmanpaladins.com. November 5, 2009. Retrieved December 15, 2012.