1981 Trans America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament

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1981 Trans America Athletic Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 4
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions Mercer (2nd title)
Winning coach Barry Myers (2nd title)
1981 Trans America Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
East
Georgia Southern x‍‍‍ 9 0 0   1.000     41 22 1   .648
Mercer ‍‍ 3 4 0   .429     39 12 1   .760
Arkansas–Little Rock ‍‍‍ 0 6 0   .000     22 25 0   .468
West
Hardin–Simmons x‍‍‍ 8 4 0   .667     20 28 0   .417
Centenary ‍‍‍ 8 4 0   .667     33 29 0   .532
Northeast Louisiana ‍‍‍ 6 6 0   .500     33 22 0   .600
Northwestern State ‍‍‍ 2 10 0   .167     16 42 0   .276
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
As of June 30, 1981[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1981 Trans America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Hunter Field on the campus of Hardin–Simmons University in Abilene, Texas from April 30 through May 2. This was the third tournament championship held by the Trans America Athletic Conference, in its third year of existence. Mercer won their second tournament championship.

Seeding and format[edit]

The TAAC established two divisions beginning in 1981, and brought the two division winners and second place team from each division to the tournament. Each division winner played the opposite division runner up in the first round in the four team double elimination tournament. Hardin-Simmons claimed the West's top seed by tiebreaker.[2][3]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
East
Georgia Southern 9 0 1.000
1E
Mercer 3 4 .429
5
2E
Arkansas–Little Rock 0 6 .000
7.5
West
Hardin–Simmons 8 4 .667
1W
Centenary 8 4 .667
2W
Northeast Louisiana 6 6 .500
2
Northwestern State 2 10 .167
6

Results[edit]

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
1E Georgia Southern 4  
2W Centenary 3  
  1E Georgia Southern 3  
  2E Mercer 5  
1W Hardin–Simmons 5
2E Mercer 7  
  2E Mercer 9
  1E Georgia Southern 3
2W Centenary 9  
1W Hardin–Simmons 1  
  1E Georgia Southern 5
  2W Centenary 4  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team. No MVP was named until 1985.[4]

POS Player School
P Scott Barnhouse Mercer
P Tim Werkin Mercer
C Lawrence Walter Mercer
INF Derrell Baker Georgia Southern
INF Dave Jedneski Mercer
INF Mickey Lezcano Georgia Southern
INF Wayne Ryle Mercer
OF Frank Millerd Mercer
OF David Coss Centenary
OF Mark Beale Hardin–Simmons
OF Tim Smith Mercer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlantic Sun Baseball Record Book (PDF). Atlantic Sun Conference. p. 3. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Atlantic Sun Baseball Record Book (PDF). Atlantic Sun Conference. p. 2. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 Baseball Media Guide". Mercer Bears. p. 70. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  4. ^ Atlantic Sun Baseball Record Book (PDF). Atlantic Sun Conference. p. 21. Retrieved March 9, 2014.