2005 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament

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2005 Mid-American Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions Miami (3rd title)
Winning coach Tracy Smith (2nd title)
MVP Paul Freitch Miami
2005 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
East
Miami  x‍‍y 17 5 0   .773     45 18 0   .714
Akron  ‍‍‍ 11 8 0   .579     25 29 0   .463
Ohio  ‍‍‍ 9 10 1   .475     25 25 1   .500
Kent State  ‍‍‍ 9 10 0   .474     33 20 0   .623
Marshall  ‍‍‍ 8 16 0   .333     16 34 0   .320
Buffalo  ‍‍‍ 5 14 1   .275     19 30 1   .390
West
Ball State  x‍‍‍ 17 5 0   .773     38 18 0   .679
Central Michigan  ‍‍‍ 18 6 0   .750     42 18 0   .700
Bowling Green  ‍‍‍ 12 8 0   .600     33 18 0   .647
Western Michigan  ‍‍‍ 13 9 0   .591     26 24 0   .520
Eastern Michigan  ‍‍‍ 8 14 0   .364     22 34 0   .393
Northern Illinois  ‍‍‍ 6 18 0   .250     16 36 1   .311
Toledo  ‍‍‍ 5 17 0   .227     15 39 0   .278
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2005[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2005 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament took place in May 2005. The top six regular season finishers met in the double-elimination tournament held at Stanley G. McKie Field at Joseph P. Hayden Jr. Park on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. This was the seventeenth Mid-American Conference postseason tournament to determine a champion. Top seed Miami won their third tournament championship to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2005 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3]

Seeding and format[edit]

The winner of each division claimed the top two seeds, while the next four finishers based on conference winning percentage only, regardless of division, participated in the tournament. The teams played double-elimination tournament. This was the eighth year of the six team tournament.

Team W L T PCT GB Seed
East Division
Miami 17 5 0 .773
1
Akron 11 8 0 .579
4.5
6
Ohio 9 10 1 .475
6
Kent State 9 10 0 .474
6.5
Marshall 8 16 0 .333
10
Buffalo 5 14 1 .275
11.5
West Division
Ball State 17 5 0 .773
2
Central Michigan 18 6 0 .750
3
Western Michigan 13 9 0 .591
4
4
Bowling Green 12 8 0 .600
4
5
Eastern Michigan 8 14 0 .364
9
Northern Illinois 6 18 0 .250
12
Toledo 5 17 0 .227
12

Results[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Semi-finals Finals
                                                 
  1 Miami 2  
  6 Akron 0     2 Miami 9*  
    4 Western Michigan 5*    
  3 Central Michigan 5         1 Miami 0            
  4 Western Michigan 4           3 Central Michigan 5              
      3 Central Michigan 8           3 Central Michigan 2 6
      2 Ball State 7         1 Miami 5 10
  2 Ball State 5*         1 Miami 9    
  5 Bowling Green 4*       2 Ball State 6     2 Ball State 3  
  6 Akron 3     6 Akron 3  
  5 Bowling Green 0  

* - Indicates game required 11 innings.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Name School
Brad Miller Ball State
Eric Earnhart Ball State
Troy Moratti Central Michigan
Bryan Mitzel Central Michigan
Jim Geldoff Central Michigan
Brian Canada Miami
John Ely Miami
Michael Moljewski Miami
Keith Wesier Miami
Paul Frietch Miami

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Paul Frietch was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Frietch played for Miami.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-time Standings" (PDF). Mid-American Conference. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mid-American Conference Tournament History" (PDF). Mid-American Conference. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 9, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ 2012 Record Book (PDF). Miami RedHawks. p. 11. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "All-Tournament Teams & Tournament MVP's" (PDF). Mid-American Sports. Retrieved June 1, 2013.