2011 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament

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2011 Big East Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination tournament
Finals Site
Champions Seton Hall (3rd title)
Winning coach Rob Sheppard (2nd title)
MVP Joe DiRocco Seton Hall
2011 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
#13 Connecticuty 22 5 0   .815     45 20 1   .689
St. John's y 18 8 0   .692     35 22 0   .614
Pittsburgh 16 11 0   .593     33 23 0   .589
Seton Hall y 14 13 0   .519     34 25 0   .576
Cincinnati 14 13 0   .519     30 27 0   .526
Louisville 14 13 0   .519     32 29 0   .525
West Virginia 14 13 0   .519     28 27 0   .509
Notre Dame 13 13 0   .500     23 29 0   .442
South Florida 13 14 0   .481     25 29 0   .463
Rutgers 11 16 0   .407     20 30 0   .400
Villanova 7 20 0   .259     20 32 0   .385
Georgetown 5 22 0   .185     23 33 0   .411
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship
As of June 30, 2011[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2011 Big East Baseball Tournament was held from May 25 through May 29, 2011. It was an eight-team double elimination tournament. Seton Hall was their third tournament championship and claimed the league's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2]

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.[2]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Connecticut 22 5 .815
1
St. John's 18 8 .692
3.5
2
Pittsburgh 16 11 .593
6
3
West Virginia 14 13 .519
8
4
Seton Hall 14 13 .519
8
5
Louisville 14 13 .519
8
6
Cincinnati 14 13 .519
8
7
Notre Dame 13 13 .500
8.5
8
South Florida 13 14 .481
9
Rutgers 11 16 .407
11
Villanova 7 20 .259
15
Georgetown 5 22 .185
17

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
3 Pittsburgh 7  
6 Louisville 2  
  3 Pittsburgh 4  
  2 St. John's 6  
2 St. John's 8
7 Cincinnati 3  
  2 St. John's 5 5  
  6 Louisville 7 1  
7 Cincinnati 3  
6 Louisville 5  
  3 Pittsburgh 2
  6 Louisville 12^  
  2 St. John's 2
  5 Seton Hall 4
1 Connecticut 4  
8 Notre Dame 2  
  1 Connecticut 3~
  5 Seton Hall 4~  
4 West Virginia 4
5 Seton Hall 10  
  5 Seton Hall 12^
  1 Connecticut 2^  
4 West Virginia 0  
8 Notre Dame 1  
  1 Connecticut 9
  4 Notre Dame 3  
  • ~ Game went to extra innings
  • ^ Game ended after 8 innings because of mercy rule

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament team.[2]

Position Player School
P Cole Johnson Notre Dame
P Joe DiRocco Seton Hall
C Kevan Smith Pittsburgh
IF Mike Nemeth Connecticut
IF Ryan Wright Louisville
IF Joe Panik St. John's
IF Mike Genovese Seton Hall
OF Kevin Grove St. John's
OF Zach Granite Seton Hall
OF Will Walsh Seton Hall
DH Jeff Gardner Louisville

Jack Kaiser Award[edit]

Joe DiRocco was the winner of the 2011 Jack Kaiser Award. DiRocco was a senior pitcher for Seton Hall.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball standings". bigeast.org. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. pp. 61–66. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2013.