2019 American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2019 American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida from May 21 through May 26. The event, held at the end of the conference regular season, determined the champion of the American Athletic Conference for the 2019 season. The winner of the double-elimination tournament, Cincinnati, will receive the conference's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[2]

2019 American Athletic Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams8
FormatDouble-elimination tournament
Finals site
ChampionsCincinnati (1st title)
Winning coachScott Googins
MVP,
TelevisionAmerican Digital Network (Tues-Sat)
ESPNews (Championship)
2019 American Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 13 East Carolina  ‍‍‍y 20 4   .833     47 18   .723
Cincinnati  ‍‍y 13 11   .542     31 31   .500
Tulane  ‍‍‍ 12 11   .522     32 26   .552
UConn  ‍‍‍y 12 12   .500     39 25   .609
Houston  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     32 24   .571
UCF  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     36 22   .621
Memphis  ‍‍‍ 10 13   .435     27 28   .491
Wichita State  ‍‍‍ 9 15   .375     28 31   .475
South Florida  ‍‍‍ 8 16   .333     26 27   .491
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of July 16, 2019[1]; Rankings from D1Baseball

Format and seedingEdit

The top eight baseball teams in The American were seeded based on their records in conference play. The tournament used a two bracket double-elimination format, leading to a single championship game between the winners of each bracket.

Team W L Pct. Seed Tiebreaker
East Carolina 20 4 .833 1
Cincinnati 13 11 .542 2
Tulane 12 11 .522 3
UConn 12 12 .500 4 2–1 vs Houston
Houston 12 12 .500 5 1–2 vs UConn
UCF 11 13 .458 6
Memphis 10 13 .435 7
Wichita State 9 15 .375 8
South Florida 8 16 .333

BracketEdit

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 East Carolina 2  
8 Wichita State 6  
  8 Wichita State 7  
  4 UConn 9  
4 UConn 4
5 Houston 3  
  4 UConn 8  
  8 Wichita State 3  
1 East Carolina 13  
5 Houston 2  
  1 East Carolina 5
  8 Wichita State 12  
  4 UConn 5
  2 Cincinnati 22
2 Cincinnati 11  
7 Memphis 6  
  2 Cincinnati 8
  3 Tulane 4  
3 Tulane 5
6 UCF 2  
  2 Cincinnati 10
  6 UCF 6  
7 Memphis 7  
6 UCF 810  
  6 UCF 6
  3 Tulane 2  

Conference championshipEdit

American Athletic Conference Championship
(2) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. (4) UConn Huskies
May 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m. (EDT) at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
(2) Cincinnati 0 1 5 3 0 1 9 0 3 22 24 0
(4) UConn 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 9 1
WP: Garrett Schoenle (4–1)   LP: Jeff Kersten (5–4)
Home runs:
CINCY: Mitch Holding; Joey Bellini; Jace Mercer; A. J. Bumpass
CONN: None
Attendance: 822

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American Athletic Conference baseball standings, teams, and schedules". D1Baseball. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "2018–19 Championship Schedule". The American. Retrieved November 25, 2018.