2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament

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2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament
Classification Division
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Site
Champions Dayton (1st title)
Winning coach Tony Vittorio (1st title)
MVP Burny Mitchem (Dayton)
2012 Atlantic 10 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Saint Louis 17 7 0   .708     41 18 0   .695
Dayton y 17 7 0   .708     31 30 0   .508
Rhode Island 16 8 0   .667     33 25 1   .568
Richmond 14 10 0   .583     30 26 0   .536
UMass 14 10 0   .583     22 22 0   .500
Saint Joseph's 13 10 0   .565     25 32 0   .439
Xavier 13 11 0   .542     28 28 0   .500
Fordham 12 12 0   .500     22 34 0   .393
St. Bonaventure 10 14 0   .417     23 25 0   .479
Charlotte 9 14 0   .391     21 32 0   .396
La Salle 7 17 0   .292     20 33 0   .377
Temple 7 17 0   .292     19 34 0   .358
George Washington 6 18 0   .250     20 35 0   .364
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament was held from May 23–26. The top six regular season finishers of the league's thirteen teams met in the double-elimination tournament at Jim Houlihan Park at Jack Coffey Field on the campus of Fordham University in Bronx, NY. Second seed Dayton won their first tournament championship and claimed the conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3]

Seeding and format[edit]

The top six finishers from the regular season were seeded one through six based on conference winning percentage. The bottom four seeds played on the first day, with the losers of each game playing an elimination game in Game 3. On day 2, the winners of games 1 and 2 played the top two seeds. Higher seeds were protected by playing lower seeds or playing later elimination games. Saint Louis claimed the top seed over Dayton and UMass claimed the fourth seed over Richmond by tiebreaker.[4]

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Saint Louis 17 7 .708
1
Dayton 17 7 .708
2
Rhode Island 16 8 .667
1
3
UMass 14 10 .583
3
4
Richmond 14 10 .583
3
5
Saint Joseph's 13 10 .565
3.5
6
Xavier 13 11 .542
4
Fordham 12 12 .500
5
St. Bonaventure 10 14 .417
7
Charlotte 9 14 .391
7.5
La Salle 7 17 .292
10
Temple 7 17 .292
10
George Washington 6 18 .250
11

Results[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Semifinals     Finals
                                       
      5 Richmond 6  
  5 Richmond 9     1 Saint Louis 0    
  4 UMass 4         2 Dayton 9  
      5 Richmond 5    
    6 Saint Joseph's 3          
  6 Saint Joseph's 3     2 Dayton 4        
  3 Rhode Island 0         2 Dayton 3
      5 Richmond 0
         
  3 Rhode Island 6        
  4 UMass 5         5 Richmond 3    
      6 Saint Joseph's 0     1 Saint Louis 2  
      1 Saint Louis 6  
  3 Rhode Island 2    
  6 Saint Joseph's 3  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Richmond's Jacob Mayers, also selected in 2011, was a second-time selection.

POS Name School Class
P Burny Mitchem Dayton SR
P Alex Pracher Saint Joseph's GR
P Clay Smith Saint Louis SO
P Zach Sterling Richmond FR
C Josh Jeffery Dayton SR
1B Dylan Begin UMass SO
3B Robby Sunderman Dayton SO
OF Chris Famiglietti Rhode Island JR
OF Ian Hundley Dayton JR
OF Phil Ruzbarsky Richmond SR
OF Brett Tiagwad Saint Joseph's SR
DH Jacob Mayers Richmond JR

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Burny Mitchem was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Mitchem was a senior pitcher for Dayton, who earned a pair of saves including in the 3–0 final over Richmond.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Standings & Leadres". Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Conference Championship Central". ncaa.org. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dayton Wins Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship". atlantic10.com. May 26, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atlantic 10 Conference Championships". atlantic10.com. Retrieved May 13, 2012.