2012 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament

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2012 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament
Classification Division
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination
Site
Champions Texas–Arlington (3rd title)
Winning coach Darin Thomas (1st title)
MVP Travis Sibley (Texas–Arlington)
2012 Southland Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Sam Houston State y 24 9   .727     40 22   .645
Southeastern Louisiana 20 13   .606     39 21   .650
Texas–Arlington y 19 14   .576     36 25   .590
Texas State 19 14   .576     32 24   .571
McNeese State 17 16   .515     24 30   .444
Central Arkansas 16 17   .485     25 30   .455
Stephen F. Austin 16 17   .485     26 33   .441
Lamar 14 19   .424     22 30   .423
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 14 19   .424     24 33   .421
Northwestern State 14 19   .424     19 32   .373
Nicholls State 13 19   .406     26 28   .481
UTSA 11 21   .344     22 32   .407
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of June 30, 2012[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2012 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament took place from May 23–26. The top eight regular season finishers of the league's twelve teams met in the double-elimination tournament held at Texas State University–San Marcos's Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos, Texas. Texas–Arlington won their third Southland Conference Baseball Championship by a score of 13-4 and earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3]

Seeding and format[edit]

The top eight finishers from the regular season will be seeded one through eight.

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Sam Houston State 24 9 .727
1
Southeastern Louisiana 20 13 .606
4
2
Texas State 19 14 .576
5
3
Texas–Arlington 19 14 .576
5
4
McNeese State 17 16 .515
7
5
Stephen F. Austin 16 17 .485
8
6
Central Arkansas 16 17 .485
8
7
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 14 19 .424
10
8
Lamar 14 19 .424
10
Northwestern State 14 19 .424
10
Nicholls State 13 19 .406
10.5
UTSA 11 21 .344
12.5

Results[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 Sam Houston State 2  
8 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 9  
  4 Texas–Arlington 10  
  8 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 5  
4 Texas–Arlington 6
5 McNeese State 2  
  4 Texas–Arlington 7  
  1 Sam Houston State 6  
1 Sam Houston State 7  
5 McNeese State 1  
  1 Sam Houston State 4
  8 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 3  
  4 Texas–Arlington 13
  2 Southeastern Louisiana 4
3 Texas State 11  
6 Stephen F. Austin 1  
  2 Southeastern Louisiana 7
  3 Texas State 1  
2 Southeastern Louisiana 6
7 Central Arkansas 3  
  2 Southeastern Louisiana 3 5
  6 Stephen F. Austin 4 4  
6 Stephen F. Austin 7  
7 Central Arkansas 2  
  3 Texas State 7
  6 Stephen F. Austin 9  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Pos. Name School
C Greg McCall Texas–Arlington
1B Bobby Loveless Stephen F. Austin
2B Michael Guerra Texas–Arlington
SS Hunter Dozier Stephen F. Austin
3B Travis Sibley Texas–Arlington
OF Jeff McVaney Texas State
OF Ladd Rhodes Southeastern Louisiana
OF Preston Beck Texas–Arlington
DH Max Lamantia Stephen F. Austin
P Lance Day Texas–Arlington
P Dylan Hills Southeastern Louisiana

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Travis Sibley was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Sibley was a third baseman for Texas–Arlington.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Southland Conference Baseball Standings and Leaders". Southland Conference. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Conference Championship Central". ncaa.com. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "UT Arlington Heading to NCAA Regional after Southland Tournament Win". Southland Conference. May 27, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2013.