1985 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament

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1985 Big East Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 4
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions St. John's (1st title)
Winning coach Joe Russo (1st title)
MVP Joe Armeni St. John's
1985 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
North Division
Connecticut x 11 7 0   .611     20 24 1   .456
St. John's y 10 7 0   .588     32 21 0   .604
Providence 8 9 0   .471     22 24 1   .479
Boston College 6 12 0   .333     12 22 0   .353
South Division
Seton Hall x 15 3 0   .833     44 19 1   .695
Georgetown 8 10 0   .444     27 25 0   .519
Villanova 7 11 0   .389     20 24 1   .456
Pittsburgh 6 12 0   .333     16 18 0   .471
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1985[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1985 Big East Baseball Tournament was held at Muzzy Field in Bristol, CT. This was the inaugural Big East baseball tournament, and was won by the St. John's Redmen. As a result, St. John's earned the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1985 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[3]

Format and seeding[edit]

The 1985 Big East baseball tournament was a 4 team double elimination tournament. The top two teams from each division, based on conference winning percentage only, earned berths in the tournament. Each division winner played the opposite division's runner up in the first round.[3]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
North Division
Connecticut 11 7 .611
1N
St. John's 10 7 .588
.5
2N
Providence 8 9 .471
2.5
Boston College 6 12 .333
5
South Division
Seton Hall 15 3 .833
1S
Georgetown 8 10 .444
7
2S
Villanova 7 11 .389
8
Pittsburgh 6 12 .333
9

Tournament[edit]

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
1N Connecticut 11*  
2S Georgetown 9*  
  1N Connecticut 5  
  2N St. John's 6  
1S Seton Hall 3
2N St. John's 5  
  2N St. John's 4 7*
  1S Seton Hall 5 6*
2S Georgetown 1  
1S Seton Hall 6  
  1N Connecticut 5
  1S Seton Hall 8  

* - Indicates game required extra innings.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament team.[3]

Position Player School
1B Jerry LaPenta Connecticut
2B Tony Bonura St. John's
3B Jeff Rigos Seton Hall
SS Joe Armeni Seton Hall
C Lou Bianco St. John's
OF Bob Bellini St. John's
OF Bob Schepis Seton Hall
OF Steve Carvello Seton Hall
DH Pete Petrone Seton Hall
P John Tanner St. John's

Jack Kaiser Award[edit]

Joe Armeni was the winner of the 1985 Jack Kaiser Award. Armeni was a shortstop for Seton Hall.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. p. 62. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1985". boydsworld.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. pp. 62–66. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2013.