1986 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament

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1986 Big East Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 4
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions St. John's (2nd title)
Winning coach Joe Russo (2nd title)
MVP Tom Finke St. John's
1986 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
North Division
Providence  x‍‍‍ 11 7 0   .611     28 23 0   .549
#30 St. John's  x‍‍y 11 7 0   .611     35 15 1   .696
Connecticut  ‍‍‍ 10 8 0   .556     18 21 0   .462
Boston College  ‍‍‍ 4 14 0   .222     14 23 0   .378
South Division
Seton Hall  x‍‍‍ 13 5 0   .722     32 26 0   .552
Georgetown  ‍‍‍ 12 6 0   .667     23 22 0   .511
Villanova  ‍‍‍ 8 10 0   .444     21 20 1   .512
Pittsburgh  ‍‍‍ 3 15 0   .167     10 22 0   .313
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1986[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1986 Big East Baseball Tournament was held at Muzzy Field in Bristol, CT. This was the second annual Big East baseball tournament. The St. John's Redmen won their second consecutive tournament. As a result, St. John's earned the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1986 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[3]

Format and seeding[edit]

The 1986 Big East baseball tournament was a 4 team double elimination tournament, the same as the previous year. The top two teams from each division, based on conference winning percentage, earned berths in the field. Each division winner faced the runner up from the opposite division in the first round. Providence claimed the top seed from the North by defeating St. John's in the regular season series.[3]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
North Division
Providence 11 7 .611
1N
St. John's 11 7 .611
2N
Connecticut 10 8 .556
1
Boston College 4 14 .222
7
South Division
Seton Hall 13 5 .722
1S
Georgetown 12 6 .667
1
2S
Villanova 8 10 .444
5
Pittsburgh 3 15 .167
10

Tournament[edit]

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
1N Providence 2  
2S Georgetown 1  
  1N Providence 5  
  2N St. John's 3  
1S Seton Hall 6
2N St. John's 11  
  1N Providence 5 4
  2N St. John's 15 13
2S Georgetown 4  
1S Seton Hall 8  
  2N St. John's 11
  1S Seton Hall 10  


All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player School
1B Jerry Kelly St. John's
2B Tony Bonura St. John's
3B Frank Caccavalle St. John's
SS John Valentine Seton Hall
C Scott deMarrais St. John's
OF Tom Finke St. John's
OF Vic DiPasquale Seton Hall
OF Jerry Carroll Providence
DH Pat Murray St. John's
P Wayne Rosenthal St. John's
P Jim Bisceglia St. John's

Jack Kaiser Award[edit]

Tom Finke was the winner of the 1986 Jack Kaiser Award. Finke was a left fielder for St. John's.[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 -- 1986". 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.