2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament

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2012 Atlantic Sun Conference
Baseball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2012
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Site Melching Field at Conrad Park
DeLand, FL
Champions Belmont (2nd title)
Winning coach Dave Jarvis (2nd title)
MVP Judah Akers (Belmont)
Atlantic Sun Conference
Baseball Tournament
«2011  2013»
2012 Atlantic Sun Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Belmont y 17 10   .630     39 24   .619
South Carolina Upstate 16 10   .615     33 20   .623
Kennesaw State 15 11   .577     34 25   .576
Mercer 15 12   .556     38 21   .644
Stetson 15 12   .556     35 23   .603
Florida Gulf Coast 15 12   .556     26 31   .456
Lipscomb 14 13   .519     25 30   .455
North Florida 12 15   .444     31 24   .564
East Tennessee State 8 19   .296     23 32   .418
Jacksonville 7 20   .259     18 38   .321
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2012[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Melching Field at Conrad Park on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, FL from May 23 through 26. Belmont won their second consecutive and second overall championship with a 10–4 championship game victory over Kennesaw State.[2] The Bruins joined the Ohio Valley Conference beginning with the 2013 season. Belmont earned the Atlantic Sun Conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[3]

Format and seeding[edit]

The 2012 tournament was a 6-team double-elimination tournament. The top six teams (based on conference results) from the conference earned invites to the tournament.[4]

Team W L PCT GB Seed
Belmont 17 11 .630
1
South Carolina Upstate 16 10 .615
.5
2
Kennesaw State 15 11 .577
1.5
3
Florida Gulf Goast 15 12 .556
2
4
Mercer 15 12 .556
2
5
Stetson 15 12 .556
2
6
Lipscomb 14 13 .519
3
North Florida 12 15 .444
5
East Tennessee State 8 19 .296
9
Jacksonville 7 20 .259
10

Bracket and results[edit]

  First round Semifinals Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                               
  6  Stetson 3  
  1  Belmont 4     1  Belmont 1  
    3  Kennesaw State 3    
      3  Kennesaw State 5  
      6  Stetson 4     4  Florida Gulf Coast 4  
  2  USC Upstate 0         3  Kennesaw State 13    
  6  Stetson 1        
  4  Florida Gulf Goast 12         3  Kennesaw State 4
  3  Kennesaw State 4           1  Belmont 10
      4  Florida Gulf Coast 4        
      5  Mercer 3          
  5  Mercer 11           4  Florida Gulf Coast 4              
  2  USC Upstate 2         1  Belmont 6            
  1  Belmont 10    
  3  Mercer 3  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Pos. Name School
SP Will Dorsey Stetson
SP Jason Forjet Florida Gulf Coast
C Ronnie Freeman Kennesaw State
1B Sean Dwyer Florida Gulf Coast
1B Judah Akers Belmont
2B Zac Mitchell Belmont
SS Brandon Bednar Florida Gulf Coast
OF Ryan Gebhart Florida Gulf Coast
OF Aaron Dobbs Kennesaw State
OF Drew Turner Belmont
DH Andy Chriscaden Kennesaw State

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Judah Akers was named Tournament MVP. Akers was a first baseman for Belmont.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standings and Leaders". Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Belmont Wins Back-to-Back A-Sun Baseball Titles". atlanticsun.org. May 26, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Championship Central". NCAA.org. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Baseball Championship". atlanticsun.org. Retrieved March 16, 2013.