2006 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament

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2006 Big Ten Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions Michigan (7th title)
Winning coach Rich Maloney (1st title)
MVP Adam Abraham Michigan
2006 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Michigan y 23 9   .719     43 21   .672
Northwestern 21 11   .656     26 33   .441
Ohio State 19 12   .613     37 21   .638
Minnesota 17 14   .548     34 26   .567
Purdue 15 17   .469     31 27   .534
Illinois 15 17   .469     29 29   .500
Michigan State 13 19   .406     26 30   .464
Penn State 13 19   .406     20 36   .357
Iowa 12 20   .375     23 30   .434
Indiana 11 21   .344     22 34   .393
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2006[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2006 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Ray Fisher Stadium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan from May 15 through 19. The top six teams from the regular season participated in the double-elimination tournament, the twenty fifth annual tournament sponsored by the Big Ten Conference to determine the league champion. Michigan won their seventh tournament championship and earned the Big Ten Conference's automatic bid to the 2006 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[3]

Format and seeding[edit]

The 2006 tournament was a 6-team double-elimination tournament, with seeds determined by conference regular season winning percentage only. Illinois earned the fifth seed over Purdue by tiebreaker. As in the previous four years, the top two seeds received a single bye, with the four lower seeds playing opening round games. The top seed played the lowest seeded winner from the opening round, with the second seed playing the higher seed. Teams that lost in the opening round played an elimination game.[3]

Team W L PCT GB Seed
Michigan 23 9 .719
1
Northwestern 21 11 .656
2
2
Ohio State 19 12 .613
3.5
3
Minnesota 17 14 .548
5.5
4
Illinois 15 17 .469
8
5
Purdue 15 17 .469
8
6
Michigan State 13 19 .406
10
Penn State 13 19 .406
10
Iowa 12 20 .375
11
Indiana 11 21 .344
12

Tournament[edit]

  First round Second round Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                                 
Winner's Bracket
  3 Ohio State 2*     1 Michigan 1  
  6 Purdue 1*     4 Minnesota 6    
      4 Minnesota 7              
      3 Ohio State 4              
  4 Minnesota 8     2 Northwestern 0          
  5 Illinois 1     3 Ohio State 9        
        4 Minnesota 9 4
Loser's Bracket       1 Michigan 11 9
  6 Purdue 10        
  5 Illinois 5          
      2 Northwestern 8        
      6 Purdue 4          
            1 Michigan 8              
          2 Northwestern 3              
      3 Ohio State 2    
    1 Michigan 7  

* - Indicates game required 12 innings.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team.[3]

Pos Name School
P Adam Abraham Michigan
P Cole DeVries Minnesota
P Cory Luebke Ohio State
C Jeff Kunkel Michigan
1B Nick Recknagel Michigan
2B Luke MacLean Minnesota
SS Dan Lyons Minnesota
3B A. J. Scheidt Michigan
OF Eric Rose Michigan
OF Kyle Baran Minnesota
OF Antonie Mule Northwestern

Most Outstanding Player[edit]

Adam Abraham was named Most Outstanding Player. Abraham was a pitcher for Michigan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book (PDF). Big Ten Conference. p. 101. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 2006". Boyd's World. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d 2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book (PDF). Big Ten Conference. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2013.