2014 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament

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2014 Big East Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 4
Format Double-elimination tournament
Finals Site
Champions Xavier (1st title)
Winning coach Scott Googins (1st title)
MVP Mitch Elliott Xavier
2014 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
#30 Creighton 14 4 0   .778     32 17 1   .650
St. John's 13 5 0   .722     35 20 0   .636
Seton Hall 11 7 0   .611     38 15 0   .717
Xavier y 8 10 0   .444     30 29 0   .508
Butler 7 11 0   .389     20 30 0   .400
Georgetown 5 13 0   .278     19 29 0   .396
Villanova 5 13 0   .278     16 34 0   .320
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 2, 2014[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2014 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament was held at MCU Park in Brooklyn, New York from May 21 through May 25. The event, held at the end of the conference regular season, determined the champion of the Big East Conference for the 2013 season. Xavier won the event for the first time and earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3][4]

Format and seeding[edit]

The tournament used a modified double-elimination format and featured the top four finishers of the Big East's seven teams.[5][6]

Team W L Pct GB Seed
Creighton 14 4 .778
1
St. John's 13 5 .722
1
2
Seton Hall 11 7 .611
3
3
Xavier 8 10 .444
6
4
Butler 7 11 .389
7
Georgetown 5 13 .278
9
Villanova 5 13 .278
9

Bracket[edit]

  First Round Semi-Finals Finals
                             
1 Creighton 9  
4 Xavier 2  
  1 Creighton 2  
  3 Seton Hall 1  
2 St. John's 0
3 Seton Hall 1  
  1 Creighton 0
  4 Xavier 5
4 Xavier 8  
2 St. John's 2  
  4 Xavier 5
  3 Seton Hall 3  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

Pos Name School
C Dan Rizzie Xavier
IF Reagan Fowler Creighton
IF Robbie Knightes St. John's
IF Joe Forney Xavier
IF Jake Peter Creighton
OF Mike Gerber Creighton
OF Mitch Elliott Xavier
OF Zach Weigel Seton Hall
DH Derek Hasenbeck Xavier
P Trent Astle Xavier
P Sean Campbell Xavier

Most Outstanding Player[edit]

Mitch Elliott was named Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Elliott was an outfielder for Xavier.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standings & Leaders". Big East Conference. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2013-14 Big East Championship Schedule". BigEast.org. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Creighton Baseball Releases 2014 Schedule". Creighton Bluejays. December 5, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Xavier Shuts Out Creighton to Win BIG EAST Baseball Championship". Big East Conference. May 25, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2014 Big East Baseball Championship Presented by New York Life Returns to Brooklyn and Celebrated MCU Park". Big East Conference. May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Seeds, First-Day Tournament Matchups Set in BIG EAST Baseball". Big East Conference. May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014.