1996 North Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament

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1996 North Atlantic Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions Delaware (2nd title)
Winning coach Bob Hannah (2nd title)
MVP Adam Lamanteer Delaware
  • 1995
  • NAC Baseball Tournament
  • 1997

The 1996 North Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Mahaney Diamond in Orono, Maine. The top six regular season finishers of the league's nine teams qualified for the double-elimination tournament. In the championship game, first-seeded Delaware defeated third-seeded Drexel, 12-2, to win its second tournament championship. As a result, Delaware received the North Atlantic's automatic bid to the 1996 NCAA Tournament.[1][2][3][4]

Seeding[edit]

The top six finishers from the regular season were seeded one through six based on conference winning percentage only. They then played in a double-elimination format. In the first round, the one and six seeds were matched up in the first game, the two and five seeds in the second, and the three and four seeds in the third.[2]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Delaware 19 5 .792
1
Maine 12 8 .600
5
2
Drexel 12 8 .600
5
3
Hofstra 12 12 .500
7
4
Northeastern 11 11 .500
7
5
Hartford 10 14 .417
9
6
Vermont 8 12 .400
9
Towson State 8 14 .364
10
New Hampshire 8 16 .333
11
  First round Second round Third round Semi-finals Finals
                                                 
  1 Delaware 3  
  6 Hartford 1     1 Delaware 27  
    4 Hofstra 2    
  2 Maine 4         1 Delaware 20            
  5 Northeastern 0           3 Drexel 10              
      2 Maine 2           1 Delaware 5 12
      3 Drexel 15         3 Drexel 13 2
  3 Drexel 12         3 Drexel 10    
  4 Hofstra 2       2 Maine 6     6 Hartford 8  
  6 Hartford 8     6 Hartford 8  
  5 Northeastern 7  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team.[1]

Player Team
Brian August Delaware
Dan Hammer Delaware
Matt Ardizzone Delaware
Adam Lamanteer Delaware
Jason Gold Drexel
Kris Doiron Drexel
Kevin Fahy Drexel
Brian Edge Hartford
Dave Tober Hartford
Keith Croteau Maine
Pete Fischer Maine

Most Outstanding Player[edit]

Delaware pitcher Adam Lamanteer was named Most Outstanding Player.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2013 America East Conference Baseball Record Book" (PDF). AmericaEast.com. America East Conference. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1996". BoydsWorld.com. Boyd Nation. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Flesichmann, Bill (May 15, 1996). "Baseball Proves Right Choice for Drexel's Doiron". Philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Kevin (May 19, 1996). "UMaine Bows Out, 8-6". Portland Press Herald. p. 1D. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "College Beat: Midwest Regional". USA Today Baseball Weekly. USAToday.com. June 6, 1996. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013.