2002 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament

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2002 Southern Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination tournament
Finals Site
Champions Georgia Southern (3rd title)
Winning coach Rodney Hennon (2nd title)
MVP Brett Lewis Georgia Southern
Attendance 22,696
2002 Southern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
The Citadel 22 8   .733     31 26   .544
Western Carolina 20 10   .667     33 23   .589
College of Charleston 19 11   .633     36 22   .621
Georgia Southern y 18 11   .621     39 25   .609
UNC Greensboro 17 11   .607     33 22   .600
Furman 14 16   .467     26 34   .433
Wofford 14 16   .467     26 31   .456
East Tennessee State 13 16   .448     23 36   .390
Davidson 13 16   .448     21 29   .420
Appalachian State 10 19   .345     16 34   .320
VMI 1 27   .036     10 41   .196
† – Conference champion
‡ – SoCon Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2002[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2002 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, SC from May 22 through May 25. Fourth seeded Georgia Southern won the tournament and earned the Southern Conference's automatic bid to the 2002 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. It was the Eagles third tournament win.

The tournament used a double-elimination format. Only the top eight teams participate, so East Tennessee State, Appalachian State and VMI were not in the field.

Seeding[edit]

Team W L Pct GB Seed
The Citadel 22 8 .733
1
Western Carolina 20 10 .667
2
2
College of Charleston 19 11 .633
3
3
Georgia Southern 18 11 .621
3.5
4
UNC Greensboro 17 11 .607
4
5
Wofford 14 16 .467
8
6
Furman 14 16 .467
8
7
Davidson 13 16 .448
8.5
8
East Tennessee State 13 16 .448
8.5
Appalachian State 10 19 .345
11.5
VMI 1 27 .036
20

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Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round     Semifinals     Finals
                                                 
  Winner's Bracket
  6 Furman 6  
  3 College of Charleston 7    
      2 Western Carolina 0  
      3 College of Charleston 3    
  7 Wofford 2          
  2 Western Carolina 9        
      3 College of Charleston 9            
      4 Georgia Southern 4              
  5 UNC Greensboro 2              
  4 Georgia Southern 4                
      1 The Citadel 2          
      4 Georgia Southern 4        
  8 East Tennessee State 5          
  1 The Citadel 7         4 Georgia Southern 9 8
      3 College of Charleston 6 0
  Loser's Bracket      
  6 Furman 7        
  7 Wofford 5     1 The Citadel 0        
    6 Furman 6          
      6 Furman 9        
  5 UNC Greensboro 3         5 UNC Greensboro 7     4 Georgia Southern 10    
  8 East Tennessee State 0     2 Western Carolina 4         6 Furman 4  
    5 UNC Greensboro 6  

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All-Tournament Team[edit]

Position Player School
P Brett Lewis Georgia Southern
C Matt Lauerdale College of Charleston
1B Carolos Love Georgia Southern
2B Jack Arroyo College of Charleston
3B Lee Curtis College of Charleston
SS Jemes Spearman Georgia Southern
OF Craig Caudill Furman
OF Kirk Strebin UNC Greensboro
OF Brett Anderson College of Charleston
OF Matt Herring Georgia Southern
DH Coogie Freedman Furman
Walt Nadzak Award, Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Brett Lewis
Georgia Southern

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 2002". Boyd's World. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ 2011 Southern Conference Baseball Media Guide. SoConSports.com. p. 47. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  3. ^ "SoCon Baseball Championship Seeds Set". SoConSports.com. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  4. ^ 2011 Southern Conference Baseball Media Guide. SoConSports.com. p. 49. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Southern Wins 2002 Baseball Championship". SoConSports.com. Retrieved 2012-03-29.