2001 Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament

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2001 Mountain West Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions BYU (1st title)
MVP Nate Fernley BYU
2001 Mountain West Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
BYU y 21 8   .724     38 22   .633
San Diego State 19 11   .633     34 26   .567
Utah 14 16   .467     27 29   .482
New Mexico 14 16   .467     26 34   .433
UNLV 13 17   .433     23 33   .411
Air Force 8 21   .276     23 33   .411
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the 2001 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of June 30, 2001[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2001 Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament took place from May 16–19. This was the second tournament held by the league. All six of the league's teams met in the double-elimination tournament held at San Diego State University's Tony Gwynn Stadium. Top seeded BYU won their first Mountain West Conference Baseball Championship with a championship game score of 4–3 and earned the conference's new automatic bid to the 2001 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3]

Seeding[edit]

The teams were seeded based on regular season conference winning percentage only. Utah claimed the third seed over New Mexico by winning the season series.[2]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
BYU 21 8 .724
1
San Diego State 19 11 .633
2.5
2
Utah 14 16 .467
7.5
3
New Mexico 14 16 .467
7.5
4
UNLV 13 17 .433
8.5
5
Air Force 8 21 .276
13
6

Results[edit]

  First round Semifinals Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                               
  1 BYU 7  
  6 Air Force 1     1 BYU 14  
    3 Utah 15    
      3 Utah 4  
      2 San Diego State 5     2 San Diego State 12  
  2 San Diego State 5         4 New Mexico 5    
  3 Utah 4        
  3 Utah 4         2 San Diego State 3
  4 New Mexico 7           1 BYU 4
      4 New Mexico 5        
      5 UNLV 2          
  2 San Diego State 0           4 New Mexico 7              
  5 UNLV 1         1 BYU 12            
  1 BYU 10    
  5 UNLV 9  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following teams were named to the All-Tournament team.[2][3]

Name Class Team
Kainoa Obrey So. BYU
Ben Julianel Sr. SDSU
Ryan Olson Jr. UNLV
Chris Shelton Jr. Utah
Brad Beasley Sr. UNLV
Doug Jackson So. BYU
Ben Leuthard Jr. SDSU
Seth King Sr. BYU
Nate Fernley Sr. BYU
Trent Kitsch Sr. UNLV
John Skinner Sr. SDSU

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Nate Fernley, a pitcher for the champion BYU Cougars, was named the tournament Most Valuable Player after his complete game victory in the championship game.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mountain West Conference Baseball Guide (PDF). themwc.com. p. 2. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mountain West Conference Baseball Guide (PDF). themwc.com. p. 11. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Cougars Claim Mountain West Baseball Title, 4-3". themwc. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2012.