2013 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament

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2013 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament
Classification Division
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination
Site
Champions Bowling Green (3rd title)
Winning coach Danny Schmitz (3rd title)
MVP Nick Bruns (Bowling Green)
2013 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East Division
Kent State x 20 7   .741     36 23   .610
Buffalo 19 7   .731     33 24   .579
Miami 14 13   .519     26 30   .464
Bowling Green y 13 14   .481     24 31   .436
Akron 10 16   .385     15 37   .288
Ohio 9 18   .333     14 39   .264
West Division
Northern Illinois x 16 11   .593     22 34   .393
Ball State 15 12   .556     31 24   .564
Toledo 13 14   .481     25 33   .431
Eastern Michigan 12 15   .444     26 28   .481
Central Michigan 12 15   .444     25 32   .439
Western Michigan 8 19   .296     16 38   .296
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 4, 2013[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2013 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament was held from May 22–25. The top eight regular season finishers of the league's twelve teams, regardless of division, met in the double-elimination tournament held at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio. Sixth seed Bowling Green won their third tournament championship to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3][4]

Seeding and format[edit]

The top eight finishers based on conference winning percentage, regardless of division, were seeded one through eight. Teams then played a two bracket, double-elimination tournament leading to a single elimination final.

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
East Division
Kent State 20 7 .741
1
Buffalo 19 7 .731
.5
2
Miami 14 13 .519
6
5
Bowling Green 13 14 .481
7
6
Akron 10 16 .385
9.5
Ohio 9 18 .333
11
West Division
Northern Illinois 16 11 .593
3
Ball State 15 12 .556
1
4
Toledo 13 14 .481
3
7
Central Michigan 12 15 .444
4
8
Eastern Michigan 12 15 .444
4
Western Michigan 8 19 .296
8

Results[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 Kent State 15  
8 Central Michigan 8  
  1 Kent State 1  
  4 Ball State 3  
4 Ball State 13
5 Miami 7  
  1 Kent State 1  
  4 Ball State 4  
8 Central Michigan 5  
5 Miami 6  
  1 Kent State 7
  5 Miami 0  
  4 Ball State 0
  6 Bowling Green 7
2 Buffalo 10  
7 Toledo 12  
  7 Toledo 3
  6 Bowling Green 4  
3 Northern Illinois 4
6 Bowling Green 6  
  7 Toledo 5 0
  6 Bowling Green 2 1  
2 Buffalo 13  
3 Northern Illinois 0  
  7 Toledo 4
  2 Buffalo 1  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team.[5]

Name School
Jeremy Shay Bowling Green
Ethan McKinney Bowling Green
Mike Frank Bowling Green
Nick Bruns Bowling Green
T. J. Weir Ball State
Scott Baker Ball State
Sam Tidaback Ball State
Jason Kanzler Buffalo
Derek Toadvine Kent State
Tyler Grogg Toledo

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Nick Bruns was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Bruns was a pitcher for Bowling Green, who recorded two wins and a save in the tournament.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Mid-American Conference Standings and Leaders". Mid-American Conference. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Conference Championship Central". ncaa.com. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The 2013 MAC Baseball Tournament". Mid-American Conference. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Falcons Win MAC Championship After 7-0 Win Over Cardinals". Mid-American Conference. May 26, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Toadvine Named to MAC All-Tournament Team". Kent State Golden Flashes. May 28, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "MAC Champs! Falcons Beat Ball State 7-0 To Advance To NCAA Tournament". Bowling Green Falcons. May 26, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013.