Category Archives: 2011 Conference Tourney


Tournament Decisions “More An Art Than A Science,” Claims Weiser

This year’s NCAA Baseball Tournament Committee had some difficult decisions to make when it came to picking the 64 teams that would continue their seasons. Given some close and controversial choices, committee chair and Big 12 deputy commissioner Tim Weiser had some explaining to do on the post-bracket announcement media conference call on Monday afternoon.

“If it were just a factor of RPI, my committee wouldn’t need to spend our holiday weekend in Indianapolis,” said Weiser in response to many media questions about the inclusion of St. Johns and the exclusion of LSU, who finished #9 in the strong SEC. Continue reading


Florida wins 2011 SEC Championship


Florida 5 Vanderbilt 0

Third-seeded Florida (45-16) captured its first SEC Tournament Championship since 1991 with a 5-0 shutout of fourth-seeded Vanderbilt (47-10) on Sunday afternoon in front of 7,845 fans at Regions Park. It was the sixth SEC Tourney crown for the Gators, which previously brought home the hardware in 1981, 1982, 1984, 1988 and 1991. Continue reading


2011 ACC Baseball Tourney Day 4 Recap

By: Greg Waters

#2 Florida State vs. #3 Georgia Tech

Mike McGee (3-3), Brian Busch and Daniel Bennett held Georgia Tech to two runs and catcher Rafael Lopez went 2-for-5 and scored twice as the Florida State Seminoles (42-16) held off a late rally by the Jackets to stay alive in the race for a spot in the ACC Tournament Championship game Sunday. Continue reading


Creighton wins 2011 MVC Championship with 3-1 win over Wichita State

OMAHA, Neb. – For just the second time in school history the Creighton baseball team ends the Missouri Valley Tournament as champions, defeating Wichita State 3-1 on Saturday night. Creighton’s pitching staff allowed just four hits on the day, surrendering the only run in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Jays win the first MVC Tournament title since 2007, earning the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Creighton (44-14) battled through the losers’ bracket to make it to the championship, defeating Missouri State twice to earn the right to play for the title. The Jays will learn their fate for the field of 64 on Monday at 11:30 with a selection show put on by the NCAA. Continue reading


Rice wins 2011 Conference USA Title 4-3 over Houston

Robert Burns once penned the infamous phrase, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” For the Rice University baseball team, however, that was not the case as the Owls defeated cross-town rival University of Houston, 4-3, in a 10-inning thriller in the 2011 Conference USA Baseball Championship title game sponsored by Trustmark Saturday night at Trustmark Park. Continue reading


2011 Conference USA Tournament Recap for May 27th

Here is your Conference USA Recap for May 27th, courtesy of Conference USA:

#5 Memphis 5 – #8 UAB 4

Tigers hurler Ryan Holland struck out a career-high 11 batters and right fielder Robby Graham broke a 4-4 deadlock with an RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth as fifth-seeded Memphis defeated No. 8 seed UAB, 5-4, to open day three of the 2011 Conference USA Baseball Championship sponsored by Trustmark Friday morning at Trustmark Park. Continue reading


2011 ACC Baseball Tournament Day 3 Recap

By: Greg Waters

#1 Virginia vs. #5 Miami

Will Roberts went five strong innings over a nine-hour period and Branden Kline pitched the final inning and 2/3 as the Virginia Cavaliers (47-9) improved to 2-0 in pool A of the ACC Tournament.

Kenny Swab paced the hot-hitting Cavaliers going 4-for-5 including two doubles while delivering 4-RBI. Continue reading


2011 Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Day 3 Recap

Here is your Missouri Valley Recap for May 27th, courtesy of the Missouri Valley Conference:

#2 Wichita State 9 – #6 Indiana State 0

OMAHA, Neb. – Wichita State (39-25) scored seven runs in the first two innings and two pitchers combined on a four hit shutout as the Shockers cruised to a 9-0 win Friday afternoon over Indiana State (29-28) to advance to the 2011 State Farm Missouri Valley Championship game. Continue reading