2009 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament

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2009 Big Ten Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions Indiana (2nd title)
Winning coach Tracy Smith (1st title)
MVP Matt Bashore Indiana
2009 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#25 Ohio State y 18 6   .750     42 19   .689
#26 Minnesota y 17 6   .739     40 19   .678
Indiana y 16 7   .696     32 27   .542
Illinois 16 8   .667     34 20   .630
Michigan State 13 11   .542     23 31   .426
Purdue 11 12   .478     25 26   .490
Michigan 9 15   .375     30 25   .545
Penn State 8 16   .333     25 26   .490
Northwestern 5 17   .227     14 35   .286
Iowa 4 19   .174     16 35   .314
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2009[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2009 Big Ten Baseball Tournament was held at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio from May 20 through 24. Third seeded Indiana won their second tournament championship and earned the Big Ten Conference's automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[3]

Format and seeding[edit]

The 2009 tournament was a 6-team double-elimination tournament, with seeds determined by conference regular season winning percentage only. As in the previous seven 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
Ohio State 18 6 .750 1
Minnesota 17 6 .739 .5 2
Indiana 16 7 .696 1.5 3
Illinois 16 8 .667 2 4
Michigan State 13 11 .542 5 5
Purdue 11 12 .478 6.5 6
Michigan 9 15 .375 9
Penn State 8 16 .333 10
Northwestern 5 17 .227 12
Iowa 4 19 .174 13.5

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Results[edit]

  First round Second round Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                                 
Winner's Bracket
  5 Michigan State 5     1 Ohio State 7  
  4 Illinois 16     4 Illinois 4    
      1 Ohio State 3              
      3 Indiana 13              
  6 Purdue 1     2 Minnesota 3          
  3 Indiana 9     3 Indiana 12        
        3 Indiana 13
Loser's Bracket       2 Minnesota 2
  6 Purdue 12        
  5 Michigan State 9          
      6 Purdue 3        
      2 Minnesota 12          
            2 Minnesota 13              
          4 Illinois 4              
      2 Minnesota 9    
    1 Ohio State 6  

* - Indicats game required extra innings.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Pos Name School
P Eric Arnett Indiana
P Matt Bashore Indiana
P Tim Buske Minnesota
C Dan Burkhart Ohio State
1B Nick O'Shea Minnesota
2B Derek McCallum Minnesota
3B Vince Gonzalez Indiana
SS Jake Dunning Indiana
OF Pete Cappetta Illinois
OF Kipp Schutz Indiana
OF Eric Decker Minnesota
DH Alex Dickerson Indiana

Most Outstanding Player[edit]

Matt Bashore was named Most Outstanding Player. Bashore was a pitcher for Indiana.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book (PDF). Big Ten Conference. p. 101. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 2009". Boyd's World. Retrieved May 16, 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 May 16, 2013.