2009 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament

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2009 Big East Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination tournament
Finals Site
Champions Louisville (2nd title)
Winning coach Dan McDonnell (2nd title)
MVP Andrew Clark Louisville
2009 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Louisville y 19 7   .731     47 18   .723
South Florida 18 9   .667     34 25   .576
West Virginia 17 10   .630     37 18   .673
St. John's 16 11   .593     30 22   .577
Notre Dame 15 12   .556     36 23   .610
Connecticut 14 13   .519     36 24   .600
Pittsburgh 13 13   .500     28 21   .571
Cincinnati 13 14   .481     29 29   .500
Seton Hall 13 14   .481     25 24   .510
Georgetown 8 18   .308     17 34   .333
Rutgers 8 19   .296     22 31   .415
Villanova 6 10   .375     22 28   .440
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2009[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2009 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL. This was the twenty fifth annual Big East Conference Baseball Tournament, and third to be held at Bright House Field. The Louisville Cardinals won their second tournament championship in a row and claimed the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Louisville joined the league prior to the 2006 season.[3]

Format and seeding[edit]

The Big East baseball tournament was an 8 team double elimination tournament in 2009. The top eight regular season finishers were seeded one through eight based on conference winning percentage only. The field was divided into two brackets, with the winners of each bracket meeting in a single championship game.[3]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Louisville 19 7 .731
1
South Florida 18 9 .667
1.5
2
West Virginia 17 10 .630
2.5
3
St. John's 16 11 .593
3.5
4
Notre Dame 15 12 .556
4.5
5
Connecticut 14 13 .519
5.5
6
Pittsburgh 13 13 .500
6
7
Cincinnati 13 14 .481
6.5
8
Seton Hall 13 14 .481
6.5
Georgetown 8 18 .308
11
Rutgers 8 19 .296
11.5
Villanova 6 20 .231
13

Tournament[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 Louisville 12  
8 Cincinnati 2  
  1 Louisville 12  
  5 Notre Dame 2  
4 St. John's 5
5 Notre Dame 14  
  1 Louisville 6 7  
  5 Notre Dame 6 6  
8 Cincinnati 2  
4 St. John's 12  
  5 Notre Dame 11
  4 St. John's 10  
  1 Louisville 11
  6 Connecticut 3
2 South Florida 12  
7 Pittsburgh 2‡  
  2 South Florida 2
  6 Connecticut 4  
3 West Virginia 1
6 Connecticut 6  
  6 Connecticut 10
  2 South Florida 8  
7 Pittsburgh 8†  
3 West Virginia 20  
  2 South Florida 11
  3 West Virginia 6  

† - Indicates game was suspended after 7 innings due to 10 run mercy rule. ‡ - Indicates game was suspended after 8 innings due to 10 run mercy rule.[3]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Position Player School
P Will Hudgins Notre Dame
P Tony Zych Louisville
C Jeff Arnold Louisville
IF Pierre LePage Connecticut
IF Andrew Clark Louisville
IF Mike Nemeth Connecticut
IF Sam Mende South Florida
OF Austin Markel West Virginia
OF Peter Patse Connecticut
OF Ryan Wright Louisville
DH Phil Wunderlich Louisville

Jack Kaiser Award[edit]

Andrew Clark was the winner of the 2009 Jack Kaiser Award. Clark was a junior first baseman for Louisville.[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 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 2009". boydsworld.com. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. pp. 61–66. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2013.