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.
|Champions||San Diego State (2nd title)|
|Winning coach||Tony Gwynn (1st title)|
|MVP||Tyler France (San Diego State)|
|2013 Mountain West Conference baseball standings|
|New Mexico †y||25||–||5||.833||37||–||22||.627|
|San Diego State ‡y||15||–||15||.500||31||–||31||.500|
|Fresno State ||14||–||16||.467||23||–||33||.411|
|Air Force ||7||–||23||.233||15||–||39||.278|
|† – Conference champion |
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2013; 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.
|San Diego State||15||15||.500|
|First round||Second round||Third Round||Semi-Finals||Finals|
|3||San Diego State||15||1||New Mexico||7|
|5||Nevada||4||3||San Diego State||3|
|Loser's Bracket||3||San Diego State||8||9|
|3||San Diego State||4|
|3||San Diego State||6|
The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team.
|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.
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.
- "Standings and Leaders". Mountain West Conference. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
- 2014 Mountain West Conference Baseball Record Book. Mountain West Conference. p. 13. Retrieved January 17, 2014.[permanent dead link]