2003 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament

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2003 Big East Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 4
Format Double-elimination tournament
Finals Site
Champions Notre Dame (2nd title)
Winning coach Paul Mainieri (2nd title)
MVP Javi Sanchez Notre Dame
2003 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rutgers y 19 6   .760     37 22   .627
West Virginia 18 6   .750     36 19   .655
#28 Notre Dame y 16 7   .696     45 18   .714
Virginia Tech 15 10   .600     34 23   .596
Boston College 13 11   .542     33 21   .611
Pittsburgh 13 13   .500     36 20   .643
St. John's 12 14   .462     29 27   .518
Seton Hall 11 14   .440     23 24   .489
Connecticut 10 15   .400     24 23   .511
Villanova 6 19   .240     14 32   .304
Georgetown 4 22   .154     14 33   .298
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2003[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2003 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. This was the nineteenth annual Big East Conference Baseball Tournament. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won their second tournament championship in a row and claimed the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 2003 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 2003. The top four regular season finishers were seeded one through four based on conference winning percentage only.[3]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Rutgers 19 6 .760
1
West Virginia 18 6 .750
.5
2
Notre Dame 16 7 .696
2
3
Virginia Tech 15 10 .600
4
4
Boston College 13 11 .542
5.5
Pittsburgh 13 13 .500
5.5
St. John's 12 14 .462
7.5
Seton Hall 11 14 .440
8
Connecticut 10 15 .400
9
Villanova 6 19 .240
13
Georgetown 4 22 .154
15.5

Bracket[edit]

  First round Semifinals Finals
                             
1 Rutgers 6  
4 Virginia Tech 0  
  1 Rutgers 3  
  3 Notre Dame 9  
2 West Virginia 1
3 Notre Dame 9  
  3 Notre Dame 11 11
  1 Rutgers 15 3
4 Virginia Tech 0  
2 West Virginia 10  
  1 Rutgers 8
  2 West Virginia 7  

[3]

Jack Kaiser Award[edit]

Javi Sanchez was the winner of the 2003 Jack Kaiser Award. Sanchez was a junior catcher 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 -- 2003". 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.