2011 Conference USA Baseball Tournament

The 2011 Conference USA Baseball Tournament was held at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi from May 25 through May 29, 2011. The winner received Conference USA's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The tournament consists of eight teams split into two four-team pods, with the teams with the best record in each pod going on to a single-game final.[2]

2011 Conference USA
Baseball Tournament
Teams8
Format2 division round robin and
championship game
Finals site
ChampionsRice Owls (4th title)
Winning coachWayne Graham (4th title)
MVPTyler Duffey, Rice Owls
2011 Conference USA baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 24 Rice  ‍ 16 8   .667     42 21   .667
Southern Miss  ‍‍‍ 16 8   .667     39 19   .672
East Carolina  ‍‍‍ 14 10   .583     41 21   .661
UCF  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     39 23   .629
Memphis  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     30 27   .526
Houston  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     27 32   .458
Tulane  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417     31 26   .544
UAB  ‍‍‍ 9 15   .375     29 28   .509
Marshall  ‍‍‍ 7 17   .292     20 31   .392
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of June 30, 2011[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

Regular season resultsEdit

Team W L Pct GB Seed
Rice 16 8 .667 -- 1
Southern Miss 16 8 .667 0 2
East Carolina 14 10 .583 2 3
UCF 12 12 .500 4 4
Memphis 12 12 .500 4 5
Houston 12 12 .500 4 6
Tulane 10 14 .417 6 7
UAB 9 15 .375 7.5 8
Marshall 7 17 .202 9 --
  • SMU, Tulsa, and UTEP do not field baseball teams. Marshall did not make the tournament.
  • In the event of a tie, the team that won the series is designated the higher seed.

BracketEdit

Pod 1 Rice UCF MEM UAB Overall
1 Rice W 4-2 W 8-5 L 8-9 2-1
4 UCF L 2-4 W 16-9 W 6-4 2-1
5 Memphis L 5-8 L 9-16 W 5-4 1-2
8 UAB W 9-8 L 4-6 L 4-5 1-2
Pod 2 USM ECU HOU TUL Overall
2 Southern Miss L 0-4 L 6-714 W 6-1 1-2
3 East Carolina W 4-0 L 5-8 W 4-211 2-1
6 Houston W 7-614 W 8-5 L 1-7 2-1
7 Tulane L 1-6 L 2-411 W 7-1 1-2
Finals
   
A Rice 410
B Houston 3

# indicates the number of innings if not 9.

Finish orderEdit

Finish Team W L Pct Seed RS RA Diff
1 Rice 3 1 0.750 1 20 16 4
2 Houston 2 2 0.500 6 16 18 -2
3 East Carolina 2 1 0.667 3 13 10 3
4 UCF 2 1 0.667 4 24 17 7
5 Southern Miss 1 2 0.333 2 12 12 0
6 Memphis 1 2 0.333 5 19 28 -9
7 Tulane 1 2 0.333 7 10 11 -1
8 UAB 1 2 0.333 8 17 19 -2

- Winner of the tournament and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
# - Received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

All-Tournament TeamEdit

Position Player School
C Craig Manuel Rice
INF Joseph Frost UAB
INF Jonathan Griffin UCF
INF Ryan Still Houston
INF Corey Thompson East Carolina
OF Landon Appling Houston
OF Ryan Lewis Rice
OF Caleb Ramsey Houston
DH D.J. Hicks UCF
P Tyler Duffey Rice
P Seth Maness East Carolina
P Todd McInnis Southern Miss
P Jared Ray Houston
MVP Tyler Duffey Rice

(*)Denotes Unanimous Selection

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Conference USA Baseball Record Book (PDF). Conference USA. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011 C-USA Baseball Championship". Conference USA. Retrieved 2011-05-16.

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