2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament

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2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference
Baseball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2013
Teams 8
Format Double elimination
Site LaGrave Field
Fort Worth, TX
Champions Jackson State (15th title)
Winning coach Omar Johnson (1st title)
MVP Alexander Juday (Jackson State)
Television ESPNU (Final)
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Baseball Tournament
«2012  2014»
2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Jackson State xy 19 5   .792     34 22   .607
Alabama State 18 6   .750     32 25   .561
Alcorn State 14 10   .583     16 41   .281
Alabama A&M 6 16   .273     8 41   .163
Mississippi Valley State 1 21   .045     5 44   .102
West
Southern x 14 10   .583     21 23   .477
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 13 11   .542     21 32   .396
Prairie View A&M 12 12   .500     27 27   .500
Texas Southern 12 12   .500     22 29   .431
Grambling State 9 15   .375     18 30   .375
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2013[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament was held at LaGrave Field in Fort Worth, Texas from May 15 through May 19, 2013. First seed from the East Jackson State won their fifteenth tournament championship and earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3][4]

The double elimination tournament features the top four teams from each division, leaving Mississippi Valley State and Grambling State out of the field.

Seeding and format[edit]

The top four finishers in each division were seeded one through four, with the top seed from each division facing the fourth seed from the opposite division in the first round, and so on. The teams then played a two bracket, double-elimination tournament with a one game final between the winners of each bracket. Prairie View A&M claimed the third seed from the West over Texas Southern by tiebreaker.

Team W L PCT GB Seed
East Division
Jackson State 19 5 .792
1E
Alabama State 18 6 .750
1
2E
Alcorn State 14 10 .583
5
3E
Alabama A&M 6 16 .273
12
4E
Mississippi Valley State 1 21 .045
17
West Division
Southern 14 10 .583
1W
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 13 11 .542
1
2W
Prairie View A&M 12 12 .500
2
3W
Texas Southern 12 12 .500
2
4W
Grambling State 9 15 .375
4

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1E  Jackson State 5  
4W  Texas Southern 4  
  1E  Jackson State 11  
  3E  Alcorn State 2  
2W  Arkansas–Pine Bluff 8
3E  Alcorn State 11  
  1E  Jackson State 7  
  4W  Texas Southern 4  
4W  Texas Southern 6  
2W  Arkansas–Pine Bluff 5  
  3E  Alcorn State 4
  4W  Texas Southern 7  
  1E  Jackson State 6
  3W  Prairie View A&M 2
1W  Southern 7  
4E  Alabama A&M 1  
  1W  Southern 9
  2E  Alabama State 10  
2E  Alabama State 16*
3W  Prairie View A&M 0*  
  2E  Alabama State 1 3
  3W  Prairie View A&M 2 8  
4E  Alabama A&M 4  
3W  Prairie View A&M 6  
  1W  Southern 4
  3W  Prairie View A&M 11  

* - Indicates game ended after 7 innings due to mercy rule.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Name Player
Leo Rojas Alabama State
Dillon Cooper Alabama State
Angel Polo Alcorn State
Stephen Wallace Southern
Jerry Ford II Texas Southern
Jeff Sealy Prairie View A&M
Dominiq Harris Prairie View A&M
A. J. Helms Prairie View A&M
Aneko Knowles Jackson State
Charles Tillery Jackson State
Ethan Bright Jackson State

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Alexander Juday was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Juday was a pitcher for Jackson State who earned the victory in the championship game with a complete game and nine strikeouts, while yielding nine hits and two runs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball standings". SWAC.org. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 SWAC Baseball Tournament Moves to Texas". Southwestern Athletic Conference. March 8, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "SWAC Baseball Tournament Central". Southwestern Athletic Conference. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Jackson State Wins SWAC Baseball Title". SWAC. May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.