2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament

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2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament
Classification Division
Teams 8
Format Double-elimination tournament
Site
Champions Savannah State (1st title)
Winning coach Carlton Hardy (1st title)
MVP Kyle McGowin (Savannah State)
2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern
Delaware State x 21 3   .875     32 16   .667
Norfolk State 13 13   .500     20 31   .392
Coppin State 12 14   .462     19 34   .358
Maryland Eastern Shore 4 20   .167     8 45   .151
Southern
Savannah State xy 17 7   .708     33 22   .600
Bethune-Cookman x 17 7   .708     34 25   .576
North Carolina Central 12 12   .500     28 28   .500
North Carolina A&T 8 16   .333     16 37   .302
Florida A&M 6 18   .250     7 47   .130
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of May 16, 2013[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament began on May 15 and ended on May 19, 2013 at Marty L. Miller Field, on the campus of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA. It was an eight-team double elimination tournament. South Division top seed Savannah State won their first tournament championship to claim the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The Tigers defeated Bethune-Cookman, who had claimed thirteen of the fourteen tournament championships, with North Carolina A&T winning the other.[2][3][4]

Format and seeding[edit]

The four teams in the North Division and top four finishers from the South Division were seeded one through four based on regular season records, with first round matchups of the top seed from the North and the fourth seed from the South, the second seed from the North against the third seed from the South, and so on. The winners advanced in the winners' bracket, while first round losers played elimination games. The format means that one team from the South, Florida A&M, was not in the field. Savannah State claimed the top seed from the South over Bethune-Cookman by tiebreaker.

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
Northern
Delaware State 21 3 .875
1N
Norfolk State 13 13 .500
9
2N
Coppin State 12 14 .462
10
3N
Maryland Eastern Shore 4 20 .167
17
4N
Southern
Savannah State 17 7 .708
1S
Bethune-Cookman 17 7 .708
2S
North Carolina Central 12 12 .500
5
3S
North Carolina A&T 8 16 .333
9
4S
Florida A&M 6 18 .250
11

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round     Semifinals     Finals
                                                 
  Winner's Bracket
  1S Savannah State 3  
  4N Maryland Eastern Shore 1    
      1S Savannah State 21  
      2N Norfolk State 11    
  2N Norfolk State 5          
  3S North Carolina Central 4        
      1S Savannah State 14            
      3N Coppin State 7              
  2S Bethune-Cookman 8              
  3N Coppin State 10                
      3N Coppin State 7          
      4S North Carolina A&T 3        
  1N Delaware State 11*          
  4S North Carolina A&T 16*         1S Savannah State 1
      2S Bethune-Cookman 0†
  Loser's Bracket      
  4N Maryland Eastern Shore 4        
  3S North Carolina Central 10     2N Norfolk State 6        
    3S North Carolina Central 12          
      3S North Carolina Central 3        
  2S Bethune-Cookman 5         2S Bethune Cookman 7     3N Coppin State 1    
  1N Delaware State 1     4S North Carolina A&T 5         2S Bethune Cookman 4  
    2S Bethune Cookman 11  

* - Indicates game required 13 innings.
† - Indicates game required 10 innings.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Name School
David Hamlet Coppin State
Eric Kimber North Carolina Central
Luis Diaz North Carolina Central
Kelvin Freeman North Carolina A&T
Troy Marrow North Carolina Central
Tre-Von Johnson Maryland Eastern Shore
Todd Hagen Savannah State
Brandon Turner Bethune-Cookman
Eric Sams Bethune-Cookmann
David Richards Savannah State
Kyle McGowin Savannah State

Outstanding Performer[edit]

Kyle McGowin was named Outstanding Performer of the Tournament. McGowin was a pitcher for Savannah State, who threw all ten innings of the championship and recorded 11 strikeouts.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standings and Leaders". meacsports.com. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 MEAC Baseball Championship Central". meacsports.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Championship" (PDF). meacsports.com. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Savannah State University Wins MEAC Baseball Title". Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.