2000 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament

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2000 Big East Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination tournament
Finals Site
Champions Rutgers (2nd title)
Winning coach Fred Hill (2nd title)
MVP Bobby Brownlie Rutgers
2000 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rutgers  ‍y 18 5   .783     40 18   .690
Notre Dame  ‍‍‍y 18 7   .720     46 18   .719
Seton Hall  ‍‍‍y 18 7   .720     40 18   .690
Connecticut  ‍‍‍ 14 9   .609     32 17   .653
Boston College  ‍‍‍ 12 11   .522     32 20   .615
Pittsburgh  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     31 24   .564
West Virginia  ‍‍‍ 10 12   .455     25 28   .472
St. John's  ‍‍‍ 8 15   .348     29 22   .569
Villanova  ‍‍‍ 8 15   .348     24 26   .480
Georgetown  ‍‍‍ 1 24   .040     13 43   .232
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2000[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2000 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. This was the sixteenth annual Big East Conference Baseball Tournament. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights won their second tournament championship, and second in three years, to claim the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 2000 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[3]

Format and seeding[edit]

The Big East baseball tournament was a 6 team double elimination tournament in 2000. The top six regular season finishers were seeded one through six based on conference winning percentage only. Notre Dame claimed the second seed by winning the season series over Seton Hall.[3]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Rutgers 18 5 .783
1
Notre Dame 18 7 .720
1
2
Seton Hall 18 7 .720
1
3
Connecticut 14 9 .609
4
4
Boston College 12 11 .522
6
5
Pittsburgh 11 13 .458
7.5
6
West Virginia 10 12 .455
7.5
St. John's 8 15 .348
10
Villanova 8 15 .348
10
Georgetown 1 24 .040
18

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Semi-finals Finals
                                                 
  1 Rutgers 11  
  6 Pittsburgh 3     1 Rutgers 8  
    4 Connecticut 7    
  2 Notre Dame 3         1 Rutgers 6            
  5 Boston College 4           2 Seton Hall 2              
      5 Boston College 4           1 Rutgers 3 1
      2 Seton Hall 12         2 Seton Hall 4 0
  3 Seton Hall 8         2 Seton Hall 6    
  4 Connecticut 2       5 Boston College 6     5 Boston College 5  
  6 Pittsburgh 7     2 Notre Dame 5  
  2 Notre Dame 15  

[3]

Jack Kaiser Award[edit]

Bobby Brownlie was the winner of the 2000 Jack Kaiser Award. Brownlie was a freshman pitcher for Rutgers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. p. 61. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 2000". boydsworld.com. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. pp. 61–66. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013.