2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament

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2012 Ohio Valley Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 6
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions Austin Peay (5th title)
Winning coach Gary McClure (5th title)
MVP Greg Bachman Austin Peay
2012 Ohio Valley Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Austin Peay y 19 7   .731     40 24   .625
Eastern Kentucky 19 7   .731     31 23   .574
Jacksonville State 17 10   .630     28 30   .483
Eastern Illinois 15 11   .577     29 29   .500
Morehead State 13 14   .481     28 27   .509
SIU Edwardsville 13 14   .481     27 28   .491
Southeast Missouri State 12 15   .444     23 26   .469
Tennessee Tech 10 16   .385     21 32   .396
Murray State 8 19   .296     23 33   .411
Tennessee–Martin 7 20   .259     13 41   .241
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 5, 2012[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament took place from May 23–27. The top six regular season finishers met in the double-elimination tournament, which was held at Pringles Park. The Ohio Valley Conference has ten teams, but SIU Edwardsville was not eligible for postseason play. Austin Peay won their fifth Ohio Valley Championship by a score of 3-0 and earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3]

Seeding and format[edit]

The top six regular season finishers were seeded by conference winning percentage. Austin Peay claimed the top seed by tiebreaker. SIU Edwardsville was not eligible for postseason play, leaving the sixth seed to Southeast Missouri State.

Team W L PCT GB Seed
Austin Peay 19 7 .731
1
Eastern Kentucky 19 7 .731
2
Jacksonville State 17 10 .621
2.5
3
Eastern Illinois 15 11 .577
4
4
Morehead State 13 14 .481
6.5
5
SIU Edwardsville 13 14 .481
6.5
Southeast Missouri State 12 15 .444
7.5
6
Tennessee Tech 10 16 .385
9
Murray State 8 19 .296
11.5
Tennessee–Martin 7 20 .259
12.5

Results[edit]

  First round Second round Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                                 
Winner's Bracket
  4 Eastern Illinois 2     2 Eastern Kentucky 2  
  5 Morehead State 1     4 Eastern Illinois 11    
      4 Eastern Illinois 7              
      6 Southeast Missouri State 6              
  3 Jacksonville State 1     1 Austin Peay 3          
  6 Southeast Missouri State 4     6 Southeast Missouri State 4        
        4 Eastern Illinois 0 0
Loser's Bracket       1 Austin Peay 7 3
  3 Jacksonville State 12        
  5 Morehead State 4          
      2 Eastern Kentucky 4        
      3 Jacksonville State 9          
            1 Austin Peay 7*              
          3 Jacksonville State 6*              
      1 Austin Peay 10    
    6 Southeast Missouri State 6  

* - Indicates game required 11 innings.

All-Tournament team[edit]

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

Name School
Sam Eberle Jacksonville State
Kenton Parmley Southeast Missouri State
Ryan Dineen Eastern Illinois
Greg Bachman Austin Peay
Reed Harper Austin Peay
Jordan Hankins Austin Peay
Kyle Bluestein Jacksonville State
Rolando Gautier Austin Peay
Ben Thoma Eastern Illinois
Daniel Watts Jacksonville State
Mike Hoekstra Eastern Illinois
Kacy Kemmer Austin Peay
Zach Toney Austin Peay

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Greg Bachman of Austin Peay was named Tournament Most Valuable Player.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Standings and Leaders". Ohio Valley Conference. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Conference Championship Central". ncaa.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  3. ^ a b c "Austin Peay Wins 2012 OVC Baseball Championship". Ohio Valley Conference. May 27, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2013.