2012 Conference USA Baseball Tournament

The 2012 Conference USA Baseball Tournament was held at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS from May 23 to May 27, 2012. The tournament used the format from the previous season, with the top eight teams from the regular season divided into two four-team pods. After round robin play, the teams with the best record in each pod will met in a championship game. UAB won their first championship and claimed the Conference USA's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2][3]

2012 Conference USA
Baseball Tournament
2012 cusa baseball championship logo.jpg
2012 CUSA baseball tournament logo
Teams8
Format2 division round robin and
championship game
Finals site
ChampionsUAB (1st title)
Winning coachBrian Shoop (1st title)
MVPMichael Busby, UAB
2012 Conference USA baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
No. 9 Rice  ‍‍‍y 17 7 0   .708     40 17 0   .702
No. 18 UCF  ‍‍‍y 16 8 0   .667     43 15 0   .741
Tulane  ‍‍‍ 14 10 0   .583     38 20 0   .655
Southern Miss  ‍‍‍ 14 10 0   .583     32 24 0   .571
Memphis  ‍‍‍ 14 10 0   .583     31 28 0   .525
East Carolina  ‍‍‍y 13 10 1   .563     35 22 1   .612
UAB  ‍‍y 9 15 0   .375     32 28 0   .533
Houston  ‍‍‍ 5 18 1   .229     18 35 1   .343
Marshall  ‍‍‍ 5 19 0   .208     17 37 0   .315
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of May 30 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

SeedingEdit

The top eight teams (based on conference results) from the conference earned invites to the tournament.

Team W L T PCT GB Seed
Rice 17 7 0 .708
1
UCF 16 8 0 .667
1
2
Tulane 14 10 0 .583
3
3
Southern Miss 14 10 0 .583
3
4
Memphis 14 10 0 .583
3
5
East Carolina 13 10 1 .563
3.5
6
UAB 9 15 0 .375
8
7
Houston 5 18 1 .229
11.5
8
Marshall 5 19 0 .208
12

ResultsEdit

Division A Rice Southern Miss Memphis Houston Overall
1 Rice L 2–4 L 2-3 W 7–5 1–2
4 Southern Miss W 4–2 L 3–14 W 8-7 2–1
5 Memphis W 3-2 W 14–3 L 3-7 2–1
8 Houston L 5–7 L 7-8 W 7-3 1–2
Division B UCF Tulane East Carolina UAB Overall
2 UCF W 6–2 W 11-1 L 1–15 2–1
3 Tulane L 2–6 W 4–3 L 3-6 1–2
6 East Carolina L 1-11 L 3–4 W 10–3 1–2
7 UAB W 15–1 W 6-3 L 3–10 2–1
Finals
   
A Memphis 0
B UAB 5

All-Tournament TeamEdit

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team.[3]

Pos. Name School
C Keaton Aldridge Memphis
IF Keith DePew UAB
IF John Frost UAB
IF Ashley Graeter Southern Miss
IF Corey Thompson East Carolina
OF Landon Appling Houston
OF Jeff Schalk UAB
OF Michael Sterling Southern Miss
DH Eli Hynes Memphis
P Michael Busby UAB
P Dan Langfield Memphis
P Chase Mallard UAB
P Ryan Nance UAB

Most Valuable PlayerEdit

Michael Busby was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Busby was a pitcher for UAB.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Baseball Standings" (PDF). c-usa.org. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "Championship Central". conferenceusa.com. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Graeter, Sterling Named to C-USA All-Tournament Team". conferenceusa.com. May 27, 2012. Archived from the original on May 26, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2013.