2008 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament

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2008 Atlantic Sun Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions Lipscomb (1st title)
Winning coach Jeff Forehand (1st title)
MVP Caleb Joseph Lipscomb
2008 Atlantic Sun Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Florida Gulf Coast 25 8   .758     38 15   .717
Kennesaw State 22 12   .647     30 26   .536
Lipscomb y 19 14   .576     33 30   .524
North Florida 18 15   .545     29 26   .527
South Carolina Upstate 17 16   .515     25 29   .463
Mercer 17 16   .515     24 33   .421
Belmont 16 17   .485     25 33   .431
Gardner–Webb 15 18   .455     29 30   .492
Stetson 15 18   .455     26 33   .441
Jacksonville 13 20   .394     27 29   .482
Campbell 13 20   .394     21 37   .362
East Tennessee State 9 24   .273     18 38   .321
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2008[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2008 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Melching Field at Conrad Park on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida from May 21 through 25. Lipscomb won its first tournament championship to earn the Atlantic Sun Conference's automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Lipscomb joined the conference prior to the 2004 season.[2][3]

Seeding[edit]

The top six teams (based on conference results) from the conference earn invites to the tournament. Florida Gulf Coast, Kennesaw State, North Florida, and South Carolina Upstate were ineligible for the tournament due to NCAA rules after reclassifying to Division I.

Team W L PCT GB Seed
Florida Gulf Coast 25 8 .758
Kennesaw State 21 12 .636
4
Lipscomb 19 14 .576
6
1
North Florida 18 15 .545
7
South Carolina Upstate 17 16 .515
8
Mercer 17 16 .515
8
2
Belmont 16 17 .485
9
3
Gardner–Webb 15 18 .455
10
4
Stetson 15 18 .455
10
5
Campbell 13 20 .395
12
6
Jacksonville 13 20 .395
12
East Tennessee State 9 24 .273
16

Results[edit]

  First round Semifinals Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                               
  1 Lipscomb 14  
  6 Campbell 0     1 Lipscomb 8  
    3 Belmont 9    
      3 Belmont 6  
      6 Campbell 3     3 Belmont 3  
  6 Campbell 11         4 Gardner–Webb 6    
  2 Mercer 3        
  3 Belmont 7*         4 Gardner–Webb 9†
  4 Gardner–Webb 9*           1 Lipscomb 10
      4 Gardner–Webb 10        
      5 Stetson 6          
  2 Mercer 5           2 Gardner–Webb 2              
  5 Stetson 8         1 Lipscomb 8            
  1 Lipscomb 12    
  5 Stetson 4  

* - Indicates game required 10 innings. † - Indicates game required 15 innings.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Pos Name Team
P Rex Brothers Lipscomb
P Chris Burnett Lipscomb
C Caleb Joseph Lipscomb
IF Derek Wiley Belmont
IF Casey Frawley Stetson
IF Branden Cadavid Lipscomb
IF Ben Williams Lipscomb
OF Daniel Cooke Gardner–Webb
OF Jamall Kinard Gardner–Webb
OF Allen Bolden Lipscomb
OF Shane Simpkins Lipscomb

Tournament Most Valuable Player[edit]

Caleb Joseph was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Joseph was a catcher for Lipscomb.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Standings and Leaders". Atlantic Sun Conference. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2008 Atlantic Sun Baseball Championship". Atlantic Sun Conference. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "In 15 Innings, Lipscomb Wins A-Sun Championship". Atlantic Sun Conference. May 25, 2008. Retrieved July 15, 2013.