2002 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament

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2002 Big East Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 4
Format Double-elimination tournament
Finals Site
Champions Notre Dame (1st title)
Winning coach Paul Mainieri (1st title)
MVP Steve Stanley Notre Dame
2002 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
#6 Notre Dame y 18 8 0   .692     50 18 0   .735
Virginia Tech 18 8 0   .692     33 26 0   .559
Boston College 15 11 0   .577     30 25 0   .545
Rutgers 15 11 0   .577     25 22 0   .532
Pittsburgh 14 11 0   .560     36 16 1   .689
St. John's 14 12 0   .538     29 23 0   .558
Connecticut 13 12 0   .520     28 22 0   .560
Villanova 12 13 0   .480     30 23 0   .566
Seton Hall 11 15 0   .423     25 28 0   .472
West Virginia 9 16 0   .360     24 26 0   .480
Georgetown 2 24 0   .077     9 27 0   .250
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2002[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2002 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. This was the eighteenth annual Big East Conference Baseball Tournament. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won their first tournament championship and claimed the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 2002 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Notre Dame would go on to win five championships in a row.[3]

Format and seeding[edit]

The Big East baseball tournament was a 4 team double elimination tournament in 2002. The top four regular season finishers were seeded one through four based on conference winning percentage only.[3]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Notre Dame 18 8 .692
1
Virginia Tech 18 8 .692
2
Boston College 15 11 .577
3
3
Rutgers 15 11 .577
3
4
Pittsburgh 14 11 .560
3.5
St. John's 14 12 .538
4
Connecticut 13 12 .520
4.5
Villanova 12 13 .480
5.5
Seton Hall 11 15 .423
7
West Virginia 9 16 .360
8.5
Georgetown 2 24 .077
16

Bracket[edit]

  First round Semifinals Finals
                             
1 Notre Dame 8  
4 Rutgers 3  
  1 Notre Dame 8  
  2 Virginia Tech 4  
2 Virginia Tech 2
3 Boston College 1  
  1 Notre Dame 3 3*
  4 Rutgers 4 2*
4 Rutgers 4  
3 Boston College 3  
  2 Virginia Tech 2
  4 Rutgers 6  

* - Indicates game required 10 innings.[3]

Jack Kaiser Award[edit]

Steve Stanley was the winner of the 2002 Jack Kaiser Award. Stanley was a senior center fielder for Notre Dame.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. p. 61. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 2002". boydsworld.com. Retrieved February 2, 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 February 2, 2013.