1998 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament
|Champions||Rutgers (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Fred Hill (1st title)|
|MVP||Dave Marciniak Rutgers|
|1998 Big East Conference baseball standings|
|#30 Rutgers †‡y||17||–||3||–||0||.850||33||–||16||–||0||.673|
|Notre Dame ||15||–||4||–||0||.789||41||–||17||–||0||.707|
|St. John's ||14||–||7||–||0||.667||28||–||17||–||1||.620|
|West Virginia ||13||–||9||–||0||.591||37||–||17||–||1||.682|
|Seton Hall ||12||–||10||–||0||.545||25||–||23||–||0||.521|
|Boston College ||4||–||15||–||1||.225||17||–||23||–||1||.427|
|† – Conference champion |
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1998; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
The 1998 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Senator Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium in Norwich, CT. This was the fourteenth annual Big East Conference Baseball Tournament. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights won their first tournament championship and claimed the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Rutgers joined the Big East prior to the 1996 season.
Format and seeding
The Big East baseball tournament was a 6 team double elimination tournament in 1998. The top six regular season finishers were seeded one through six based on conference winning percentage only. The division used the previous two seasons were discontinued, with all 11 teams competing in a single division.
|First round||Semifinals||Third Round||Semi-Finals||Finals|
|5||West Virginia||7||2||Notre Dame||9|
|2||Notre Dame||5||2||Notre Dame||0|
|3||St. John's||7||2||Notre Dame||6|
* - Indicates game required 17 innings.
Jack Kaiser Award
Dave Marciniak was the winner of the 1998 Jack Kaiser Award. Marciniak was a shortstop for Rutgers.
- 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. p. 61. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
- "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1998". boydsworld.com. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
- 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. pp. 61–66. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.