2011 Conference USA Baseball Tournament

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2011 Conference USA
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
Format 2 division round robin and
championship game
Finals Site
Champions Rice Owls (4th title)
Winning coach Wayne Graham (4th title)
MVP Tyler Duffey Rice Owls

The 2011 Conference USA Baseball Tournament was held at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi from May 25 through May 29, 2011. The winner received Conference USA's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The tournament consists of eight teams split into two four-team pods, with the teams with the best record in each pod going on to a single-game final.[1]

Regular season results[edit]

Team W L Pct GB Seed
Rice 16 8 .667 -- 1
Southern Miss 16 8 .667 0 2
East Carolina 14 10 .583 2 3
UCF 12 12 .500 4 4
Memphis 12 12 .500 4 5
Houston 12 12 .500 4 6
Tulane 10 14 .417 6 7
UAB 9 15 .375 7.5 8
Marshall 7 17 .202 9 --
  • SMU, Tulsa, and UTEP do not field baseball teams. Marshall did not make the tournament.
  • In the event of a tie, the team that won the series is designated the higher seed.

Bracket[edit]

Pod 1 Rice UCF MEM UAB Overall
1 Rice W 4-2 W 8-5 L 8-9 2-1
4 UCF L 2-4 W 16-9 W 6-4 2-1
5 Memphis L 5-8 L 9-16 W 5-4 1-2
8 UAB W 9-8 L 4-6 L 4-5 1-2
Pod 2 USM ECU HOU TUL Overall
2 Southern Miss L 0-4 L 6-714 W 6-1 1-2
3 East Carolina W 4-0 L 5-8 W 4-211 2-1
6 Houston W 7-614 W 8-5 L 1-7 2-1
7 Tulane L 1-6 L 2-411 W 7-1 1-2
  Finals
       
1  Rice 410
2  Houston 3

# indicates the number of innings if not 9.

Finish order[edit]

Finish Team W L Pct Seed RS RA Diff
1 Rice 3 1 0.750 1 20 16 4
2 Houston 2 2 0.500 6 16 18 -2
3 East Carolina 2 1 0.667 3 13 10 3
4 UCF 2 1 0.667 4 24 17 7
5 Southern Miss 1 2 0.333 2 12 12 0
6 Memphis 1 2 0.333 5 19 28 -9
7 Tulane 1 2 0.333 7 10 11 -1
8 UAB 1 2 0.333 8 17 19 -2

- Winner of the tournament and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
# - Received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Position Player School
C Craig Manuel Rice
INF Joseph Frost UAB
INF Jonathan Griffin UCF
INF Ryan Still Houston
INF Corey Thompson East Carolina
OF Landon Appling Houston
OF Ryan Lewis Rice
OF Caleb Ramsey Houston
DH D.J. Hicks UCF
P Tyler Duffey Rice
P Seth Maness East Carolina
P Todd McInnis Southern Miss
P Jared Ray Houston
MVP Tyler Duffey Rice

(*)Denotes Unanimous Selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 C-USA Baseball Championship". Conference USA. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 

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