2013 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament

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2013 Southeastern Conference
Baseball Tournament
2013 SEC Baseball Tournament Official Logo.jpg
 
Teams 12
Format See below
Finals Site
Champions LSU (10th title)
Winning coach Paul Mainieri (4th title)
MVP Chris Cotton LSU
Attendance 134,496 (record)
2013 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
#9 Vanderbilt xy 26 3   .897     54 12   .818
#13 South Carolina y 17 12   .586     43 20   .683
Florida y 14 16   .467     29 30   .492
Kentucky 11 19   .367     30 25   .545
Missouri 10 20   .333     18 32   .360
Tennessee 9 19   .321     22 30   .423
Georgia 7 20   .259     21 32   .396
Western
#7 LSU xy 23 7   .767     57 11   .838
#18 Arkansas y 18 11   .621     39 22   .639
#2 Mississippi State y 16 14   .533     51 20   .718
Ole Miss y 15 15   .500     38 24   .613
Alabama y 14 15   .483     35 28   .556
Texas A&M y 13 16   .448     34 29   .540
Auburn 13 17   .433     33 23   .589
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 26, 2013[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2013 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament was held from May 21 through May 26 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. The annual tournament determined the tournament champion of the Division I Southeastern Conference in college baseball. The tournament champion, LSU, earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[3]

The tournament has been held every year since 1977. Entering the 2013 event, LSU had claimed nine championships, the most of any school. Original members Georgia and Kentucky along with 1993 addition Arkansas have never won the tournament. This was the sixteenth consecutive year and eighteenth overall that the event has been held at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, formerly known as Regions Park.

In 2013, the tournament set a new all-sessions attendance record of 134,496. The average per session was 8,115.[4]

Seeding and format[edit]

The regular season division winners claimed the top two seeds and the next ten teams by conference winning percentage, regardless of division, claimed the remaining berths in the tournament.

The bottom eight teams played a single-elimination opening round, followed by a two-bracket double-elimination format until the semifinals, when the format reverted to single elimination through the championship game.[5][6]

Team W L Pct GB #1 Seed
Eastern Division
Vanderbilt
26
3
.897
-
1
South Carolina
17
12
.586
9
4
Florida
14
16
.467
12.5
8
Kentucky
11
19
.367
15.5
11
Missouri
10
20
.333
16.5
12
Tennessee
9
19
.321
16.5
-
Georgia
7
20
.259
18
-
Team W L Pct GB #1 Seed
Western Division
LSU
23
7
.767
3.5
2
Arkansas
18
11
.621
8
3
Mississippi State
16
14
.533
10.5
5
Ole Miss
15
15
.500
11.5
6
Alabama
14
15
.483
12
7
Texas A&M
13
16
.448
13
9
Auburn
13
17
.433
13.5
10

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Semifinals Finals
                                               


  3 Arkansas 2*  
    6 Ole Miss 1  
6 Ole Miss 4
11 Kentucky 1  
  3 Arkansas 4  
  2 LSU 1  


  2 LSU 3
    7 Alabama 0  
7 Alabama 6
10 Auburn 3  
  3 Arkansas 1  
  2 LSU 3  


6 Ole Miss 5*
7 Alabama 7  
  2 LSU 3
7 Alabama 2  
2 LSU 5*
1 Vanderbilt 4
  1 Vanderbilt 0  
    9 Texas A&M 5  
8 Florida 3
9 Texas A&M 6  
  9 Texas A&M 4  
  5 Mississippi State 6  


  4 South Carolina 3
    5 Mississippi State 5  
5 Mississippi State 2*
12 Missouri 1  
  5 Mississippi State 8
  1 Vanderbilt 16  


1 Vanderbilt 4*
4 South Carolina 3  
  9 Texas A&M 0
1 Vanderbilt 3  
  • * - Indicates game required extra innings.

Notes[edit]

The Mississippi State vs Missouri first-round game lasted 17 innings. This tied the record for the longest game in SEC Tournament history, which was originally set by Arkansas and Auburn in 1994. [7]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Pos. Player School
P Tyler Beede Vanderbilt
P Daniel Mengden Texas A&M
P Ryne Stanek Arkansas
P Chris Cotton LSU
C Stuart Turner Ole Miss
1B Conrad Gregor Vanderbilt
2B Tony Kemp Vanderbilt
3B Christian Ibarra LSU
SS Adam Frazier Mississippi State
OF Connor Harrell Vanderbilt
OF Hunter Renfroe Mississippi State
OF Tyler Spoon Arkansas
OF Jared Foster LSU
OF Matt Vinson Arkansas
DH Sean McMullen LSU
DH Zander Wiel Vanderbilt

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Chris Cotton was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Cotton was a pitcher for LSU, serving as closer. In the championship game, he pitched the final 2.2 innings and did not allow any of the eight batters he faced to reach base.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEC Baseball" (PDF). Southeastern Conference. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Southeastern Conference Standings". D1 Baseball. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2013 SEC baseball schedule released". tigerrag.com. March 22, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Sean Cartell (May 26, 2013). "LSU Wins 10th SEC Baseball Tournament Title". SEC Digital Network. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "SEC Announces Format Change to Baseball Tournament". utsports.com. December 19, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "SEC adds two teams, changes format for postseason conference tournament". NCAA.com. December 22, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Quick hits: Mississippi State tops Missouri in 17 innings, ties SEC Tournament record". al.com. May 22, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2013.