2013 Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2013 Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament took place from May 22–26. All six of the league's teams met in the double-elimination tournament held at California State University, Fresno's Pete Beiden Field. It was Fresno State's first year in the league after joining from the Western Athletic Conference. San Diego State won the tournament for the second time, earning the Mountain West Conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2]

2013 Mountain West Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams6
FormatDouble-elimination
Finals site
ChampionsSan Diego State (2nd title)
Winning coachTony Gwynn (1st title)
MVPTyler France (San Diego State)
2013 Mountain West Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico  ‍‍‍y 25 5   .833     37 22   .627
UNLV  ‍‍‍ 18 12   .600     37 20   .649
San Diego State ‍‍y 15 15   .500     31 31   .500
Fresno State  ‍‍‍ 14 16   .467     23 33   .411
Nevada  ‍‍‍ 11 19   .367     25 32   .439
Air Force  ‍‍‍ 7 23   .233     15 39   .278
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2013[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

Format and seedingEdit

The conference's six teams were seeded based on winning percentage during the round robin regular season schedule. The top two seeds received a bye to the second round, with the top seed playing the lowest seeded team that won its first round game, and the second seeded team playing the higher seeded first day winner. The losers of the first day's games played an elimination game in the double-elimination format.

Team W L Pct. GB Seed
New Mexico 25 5 .833
1
UNLV 18 12 .600
7
2
San Diego State 15 15 .500
10
3
Fresno State 14 16 .467
11
4
Nevada 11 19 .367
14
5
Air Force 7 23 .233
18
6

BracketEdit

  First round Second round Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                                 
Winner's Bracket
  3 San Diego State 15     1 New Mexico 7  
  6 Air Force 6     5 Nevada 3    
      1 New Mexico 7              
      2 UNLV 1              
  4 Fresno State 3     2 UNLV 6          
  5 Nevada 4     3 San Diego State 3        
        1 New Mexico 7 4
Loser's Bracket       3 San Diego State 8 9
  6 Air Force 4        
  4 Fresno State 6          
      5 Nevada 1        
      4 Fresno State 10          
            4 Fresno State 0              
          3 San Diego State 4              
      2 UNLV 2    
    3 San Diego State 6  

All-Tournament TeamEdit

The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team.[2]

Name School Class
Greg Allen San Diego State Sophomore
Luke Campbell New Mexico Senior
Ryan Doran San Diego State Senior
Tyler France San Diego State Freshman
Mitch Garver New Mexico Senior
Seth Kline Air Force Junior
Tyler Linehan Fresno State Junior
D. J. Peterson New Mexico Junior
Michael RoBards San Diego State Sophomore
Philip Walby San Diego State Junior
Tim Zier San Diego State Junior

Most Valuable PlayerEdit

Tyler France was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. France was a freshman for San Diego State.[2]

Championship Winning PitcherEdit

Philip Walby of San Diego State was the Starting and Winning Pitcher of two games, including the Championship Game vs. New Mexico.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Standings and Leaders". Mountain West Conference. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c 2014 Mountain West Conference Baseball Record Book. Mountain West Conference. p. 13. Retrieved January 17, 2014.[permanent dead link]