1989 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament
|1989 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament|
|Champions||Western Carolina (5th title)|
|MVP||Paul Menhart (Western Carolina)|
|1989 Southern Conference baseball standings|
|Western Carolina †‡y||10||–||5||.667||23||–||31||.426|
|East Tennessee State||5||–||10||.333||10||–||21||.323|
|† – Conference champion
‡ – SoCon Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1989; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
The 1989 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament was held in Asheville, North Carolina from April 27 through April 29. The South Division's top seed Western Carolina won their fifth consecutive tournament and earned the Southern Conference's automatic bid to the 1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Western Carolina claimed its fifth tournament title of the first six in modern SoCon history.
The tournament used a double-elimination format. Heavy rains forced the cancellation of the tournament after five games. A three team playoff was held in Montreat, North Carolina between Appalachian State, Marshall, and Western Carolina to determine the automatic qualifier in the NCAA Tournament.
With Davidson's departure from the conference beginning with the 1989 season, the Southern Conference did away with the divisional structure for a seven-team league. All seven teams were in the tournament for the first time, with seeding based on conference winning percentage. Furman claimed more wins over East Tennessee State in the regular season, and were awarded the sixth seed.
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round||Semifinals||Finals|
Three team playoff at Montreat, NC
Most Outstanding Player
- "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1989". Boyd's World. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
- 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Media Guide. SoConSports.com. p. 46. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
- 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Media Guide. SoConSports.com. p. 48. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
- 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Media Guide. SoConSports.com. p. 63. Retrieved 2012-09-29.