2010 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament

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2010 Mid-American Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions Kent State (8th title)
Winning coach Scott Stricklin (3rd title)
MVP Justin Gill Kent State
2010 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East Division
Kent State xy 18 9   .667     39 25   .609
Bowling Green x 18 9   .667     31 23   .574
Miami 13 14   .481     28 28   .500
Ohio 13 14   .481     20 35   .364
Buffalo 9 18   .333     24 29   .453
Akron 3 24   .111     21 34   .382
West Division
Central Michigan x 20 7   .741     36 22   .621
Toledo 19 8   .704     34 22   .607
Ball State 19 8   .704     29 29   .500
Eastern Michigan 13 14   .481     27 32   .458
Northern Illinois 12 15   .444     24 31   .436
Western Michigan 5 22   .185     12 42   .222
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of June 7, 2010[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2010 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament took place from May 26–29. The top eight regular season finishers of the league's twelve teams, regardless of division, met in the double-elimination tournament held at V.A. Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio. Kent State won their second consecutive tournament, and eighth overall, to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3]

Seeding[edit]

The winners of each division claim the top two seeds, with the next six teams, based on conference winning percentage claim the third through eight seeds. Kent State claimed the second seed by tiebreaker over Bowling Green, while Toledo claimed the third seed over Ball State. The teams played a two bracket, double-elimination tournament leading to a final matching the winners of each bracket.[4]

Team W L PCT GB Seed
East Division
Kent State 18 9 .667
2
Bowling Green 18 9 .667
5
Miami 13 14 .481
5
6
Ohio 13 14 .481
5
8
Buffalo 9 18 .333
9
Akron 3 24 .111
15
West Division
Central Michigan 20 7 .741
1
Toledo 19 8 .704
1
3
Ball State 19 8 .704
1
4
Eastern Michigan 13 14 .481
7
7
Northern Illinois 12 15 .444
8
Western Michigan 5 22 .185
15

Results[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 Central Michigan 13  
8 Ohio 9  
  1 Central Michigan 8  
  5 Bowling Green 1  
4 Ball State 4
5 Bowling Green 6  
  1 Central Michigan 3 9  
  5 Bowling Green 7 8  
8 Ohio 10  
4 Ball State 13  
  5 Bowling Green 7
  4 Ball State 4  
  1 Central Michigan 3
  2 Kent State 5
2 Kent State 4  
7 Eastern Michigan 12  
  7 Eastern Michigan 7
  3 Toledo 6  
3 Toledo 7
6 Miami 1  
  7 Eastern Michigan 1 8
  2 Kent State 15 9  
2 Kent State 9  
6 Miami 2  
  3 Toledo 3
  2 Kent State 4  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team.[5]

Name School
Dennis Vaughn Bowling Green
Todd Graves Eastern Michigan
Andrew Marshall Eastern Michigan
Bryce Morrow Central Michigan
Scott Phillion Central Michigan
James Teas Central Michigan
Travis Shaw Kent State
Jared Humphreys Kent State
Ben Klafczynski Kent State
Justin Gill Kent State

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Justin Gill won the Tournament Most Valuable Player award. Gill was a pitcher for Kent State.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Mid-American Conference Standings and Leaders". mac-sports.com. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ "2010 D-I Baseball Conference Tournament Schedule". ncaa.com. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mid-American Conference Tournament History" (PDF). Mid-American Conference. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 9, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2010 MAC Baseball Tournament Bracket Released". Mid-American Conference. May 22, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "All-Tournament Teams & Tournament MVP's" (PDF). Mid-American Sports. Retrieved May 6, 2013.