2014 American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament
The 2014 American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida from May 21 through May 25. The event, held at the end of the conference regular season, determined the champion of the American Athletic Conference for the 2014 season. Houston won the round-robin tournament and received the conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.
|Champions||Houston (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Todd Whitting (1st title)|
|MVP||Josh Vidales, Houston|
|Television||ESPNU (Championship game)|
|2014 American Athletic Conference baseball standings|
|No. 12 Louisville †y||19||–||5||.792||48||–||15||.762|
|No. 16 Houston ‡y||14||–||9||.609||48||–||16||.750|
|South Florida ||10||–||14||.417||27||–||31||.466|
|† – Conference champion |
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 6, 2014; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
Format and seedingEdit
The top eight finishers from the regular season were seeded one through eight. The tournament used a round-robin format, with the field divided into two groups. The winners of each group, Louisville and Houston, faced off in a single championship game. With nine teams in the league, the last-place regular season finisher, Cincinnati, was not in the field.
|1||Louisville||W 9–3||L 1–2||W 13–3||2–1|
|4||Rutgers||L 3–9||W 10–0||L 1–5||1–2|
|5||South Florida||W 2–1||L 0–10||L 1–2||1–2|
|8||Memphis||L 3–13||W 5–1||W 2–1||2–1|
|2||UCF||L 8–13||W 6–2||W 7–1||2–1|
|3||Houston||W 13–8||W 3–0||L 2–7||2–1|
|6||Temple||L 2–6||L 0–3||W 9–4||1–2|
|7||Connecticut||L 1–7||W 7–2||L 4–9||1–2|
The following players were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Most Outstanding PlayerEdit
Josh Vidales was named Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Vidales was a second baseman for Houston.
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