America East Conference Baseball Tournament

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America East Conference Baseball Tournament
Conference Baseball Championship
America east logo.png
Sport Baseball
Conference America East Conference
Number of teams 4
Format Double-elimination
Current stadium Edward A. LeLacheur Park
Current location Lowell, MA
Played 1993-present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Binghamton (3)
Most championships Delaware (6)
Official website AmericaEast.com baseball
Host stadiums
Edward A. LeLacheur Park (2013–14)
Joe Nathan Field (2011-12)
Varsity Field (2010)
Pete Sylvester Field (2009)
Farmingdale State Baseball Stadium (2007-08)
Centennial Field (2003, 2005-06)
Mahaney Diamond (1996, 2002, 2004)
Frawley Stadium (1995, 1997-2001)
Friedman Diamond (1994)
Delaware Diamond (1993)
Host locations
Lowell, MA (2013–14)
Stony Brook, NY (2011-12)
Vestal, NY (2010)
Endicott, NY (2009)
Farmingdale, NY (2007-08)
Burlington, VT (2003, 2005-06)
Orono, ME (1996, 2002, 2004)
Wilmington, DE (1995, 1997-2001)
Brookline, MA (1994)
Newark, DE (1993)

The America East Conference Baseball Tournament, officially known as the America East Conference Baseball Championship, is the conference baseball championship of the NCAA Division I America East Conference. The top four finishers in the regular season of the conference's six teams advance to the double-elimination tournament, which in 2014 was played at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts.[1] The winner of the tournament receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.[2] Prior to 1998, the tournament was a six-team double-elimination format. After 2009, the conference also began allowing schools to host the championship on fields without lights.

History[edit]

1993–1994[edit]

See, for example, 1994 North Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament.

For the first two tournaments, the event was held over two weekends. On the first, the opening round consisted of best-of-three series, for which the league's eight members were paired. The winners of the four opening round series advanced to a double-elimination final round.

1995–1997[edit]

See, for example, 1997 America East Conference Baseball Tournament.

For these three tournaments, the event was held in a single weekend. Its format was the six-team double-elimination format of NCAA Regionals at the time.

1998–present[edit]

See, for example, 2001 America East Conference Baseball Tournament.

The current format, adopted for the 1998 tournament, is four-team double-elimination. In some years, the event has been held at a campus location, while in others, it has been held at a neutral site.[3]

Champions[edit]

By year[edit]

The following is a list of conference champions and sites listed by year.[2][4]

Year Program Site
1993 Maine Delaware DiamondNewark, DE
1994 Northeastern Friedman DiamondBrookline, MA
1995 Delaware Frawley StadiumWilmington, DE
1996 Delaware Mahaney DiamondOrono, ME
1997 Northeastern Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
1998 Delaware Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
1999 Delaware Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
2000 Delaware Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
2001 Delaware Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
2002 Maine Mahaney Diamond • Orono, ME
2003 Northeastern Centennial FieldBurlington, VT
2004 Stony Brook Mahaney Diamond • Orono, ME
2005 Maine Centennial Field • Burlington, VT
2006 Maine Centennial Field • Burlington, VT
2007 Albany Farmingdale State Baseball StadiumFarmingdale, NY
2008 Stony Brook Farmingdale State Baseball Stadium • Farmingdale, NY
2009 Binghamton Pete Sylvester FieldEndicott, NY
2010 Stony Brook Varsity FieldVestal, NY
2011 Maine Joe Nathan FieldStony Brook, NY
2012 Stony Brook Joe Nathan Field • Stony Brook, NY
2013 Binghamton Edward A. LeLacheur ParkLowell, MA
2014 Binghamton Edward A. LeLacheur Park • Lowell, MA

By school[edit]

The following is a list of conference champions listed by school.[2][4]

Program No. of titles Title years
Delaware 6 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Maine 5 1993, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011
Stony Brook 4 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012
Binghamton 3 2009, 2013, 2014
Northeastern 3 1994, 1997, 2003
Albany 1 2007
  • Italics indicate that the school is no longer an America East member.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lowell’s LeLacheur Park to Host 2013 America East Baseball Championship". America East Conference. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "2011 America East Baseball Championships". America East. America East Conference. Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Warner, Pete (June 3, 2013). "America East Should Rethink Baseball Tournament Format". BangorDailyNews.com. Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "America East Conference Baseball Record Book". America East. America East Conference. Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 17 February 2012.