2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament

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2013 Atlantic Sun Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination
Finals Site
Champions East Tennessee State (1st title)
Winning coach Tony Skole (1st title)
MVP Kerry Doane East Tennessee State
2013 Atlantic Sun Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Mercer y 20 7   .741     43 18   .705
Florida Gulf Coast 19 8   .704     37 20   .649
North Florida 18 9   .667     40 19   .678
East Tennessee State y 17 10   .630     36 24   .600
Stetson 15 12   .556     26 31   .456
Kennesaw State 13 14   .481     30 30   .500
Lipscomb 13 14   .481     25 34   .424
South Carolina Upstate 9 18   .333     28 30   .483
Jacksonville 8 19   .296     17 38   .309
Northern Kentucky 3 24   .111     8 47   .145
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 3, 2013[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Melching Field at Conrad Park on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, FL from May 22 through 25. East Tennessee State won their first tournament championship and claimed the Atlantic Sun Conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The Buccaneers joined the conference in 2005.[2][3][4]

Format and seeding[edit]

The 2013 tournament was an 8-team double-elimination tournament. The top eight teams (based on conference results) from the conference earned invitations to the tournament. Northern Kentucky was not eligible for the tournament while it was reclassifying from Division II. Kennesaw State claimed the sixth seed over Lipscomb by tiebreaker.

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Mercer 20 7 .741
1
Florida Gulf Coast 19 8 .704
1
2
North Florida 18 9 .667
2
3
East Tennessee State 17 10 .630
3
4
Stetson 15 12 .556
5
5
Lipscomb 13 14 .481
8
6
Kennesaw State 13 14 .481
8
7
USC Upstate 9 18 .333
12
8
Jacksonville 8 19 .296
13
Northern Kentucky 3 24 .111
18

Bracket and results[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 Mercer 12  
8 USC Upstate 6  
  1 Mercer 4  
  4 East Tennessee State 7  
4 East Tennessee State 4*
5 Stetson 3  
  4 East Tennessee State 4  
  8 USC Upstate 3  
8 USC Upstate 6  
5 Stetson 0  
  8 USC Upstate 10
  1 Mercer 1  
  4 East Tennessee State 7
  7 Kennesaw State 2
3 North Florida 6  
6 Lipscomb 1  
  3 North Florida 8*
  7 Kennesaw State 7  
2 Florida Gulf Coast 1
7 Kennesaw State 3  
  3 North Florida 2 2
  7 Kennesaw State 5 4  
6 Lipscomb 3  
2 Florida Gulf Coast 2  
  7 Kennesaw State 4
  6 Lipscomb 2  
  • * Game went to extra innings

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team.[4]

Position Player School
IF Chesny Young Mercer
OF/P Gaither Bumgardner USC Upstate
P Brandon Lee USC Upstate
OF Tyler Lesch USC Upstate
OF Jacob Bruce Kennesaw State
IF Chris McGowan Kennesaw State
C Max Pentecost Kennesaw State
IF Derek Niesman East Tennessee State
IF Alex Reynolds East Tennessee State
OF Jeremy Taylor East Tennessee State
P Kerry Doane East Tennessee State

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Kerry Doane was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Doane was a pitcher for East Tennessee State.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standings and Leaders". Atlantic Sun Conference. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Baseball Championship". Atlantic Sun Conference. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Baseball Seedings Clinched After Final Weekend of Play". Atlantic Sun Conference. May 18, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Bucs Cap #ASunBSB Championship Run; Heading to NCAA". Atlantic Sun Conference. May 26, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013.