2004 Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament

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2004 Mountain West Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions UNLV (2nd title)
MVP Matt Luca UNLV
2004 Mountain West Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
San Diego State  ‍‍‍ 19 9 0   .679     35 29 0   .547
New Mexico  ‍‍‍ 20 10 0   .667     36 29 1   .553
UNLV  ‍‍y 20 10 0   .667     37 24 0   .607
BYU  ‍‍‍ 18 12 0   .600     28 30 0   .483
Utah  ‍‍‍ 11 19 0   .367     22 36 0   .379
Air Force  ‍‍‍ 0 28 0   .000     6 49 0   .109
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the 2004 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of June 30, 2004[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2004 Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament took place from May 26–29. All six of the league's teams met in the double-elimination tournament held at University of Nevada, Las Vegas's Earl Wilson Stadium. Third seeded UNLV won their second straight and second overall Mountain West Conference Baseball Championship with a championship game score of 6–3 and earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2004 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3]

Seeding[edit]

The teams were seeded based on regular season conference winning percentage only. New Mexico claimed the second seed by winning the season series against UNLV.

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
San Diego State 19 9 .679
1
New Mexico 20 10 .667
2
UNLV 20 10 .667
3
BYU 18 12 .600
2
4
Utah 11 19 .367
9
5
Air Force 0 28 .000
19
6

Results[edit]

  First round Second round Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                                 
Winner's Bracket
  4 BYU 4     1 San Diego State 8  
  5 Utah 10     5 Utah 0    
      1 San Diego State 3              
      3 UNLV 14              
  3 UNLV 13     2 New Mexico 9          
  6 Air Force 9     3 UNLV 15        
        3 UNLV 6
Loser's Bracket       1 San Diego State 3
  4 BYU 3        
  6 Air Force 5          
      2 New Mexico 23        
      6 Air Force 2          
            5 Utah 8              
          2 New Mexico 9              
      1 San Diego State 24    
    2 New Mexico 8  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament team.[4]

Name Class Team
Clayton Couch So. Air Force
Josh Mader Jr. New Mexico
Rielly Embrey Sr. San Diego State
Scott Shoemaker Sr. San Diego State
Brick Ungricht Fr. San Diego State
Andrew D’Angelo Sr. UNLV
Eric Nielsen Jr. UNLV
Zeke Parraz Jr. UNLV
Ryan Ruiz Sr. UNLV
David Seccombe Sr. UNLV

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Matt Luca, a sophomore pitcher for the champion UNLV Rebels, was named the tournament Most Valuable Player.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mountain West Conference Baseball Guide (PDF). themwc.com. p. 2. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "2004 Mountain West Conference Baseball Conference Championship Central". themwc.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-24. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "UNLV Defeats SDSU To Claim Second Straight Mountain West Conference Baseball Championship". themwc.com. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  4. ^ Mountain West Conference Baseball Guide (PDF). themwc.com. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-03. Retrieved December 8, 2012.