2012 Western Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament
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2012 Western Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament
2012 Western Athletic Conference
Baseball Tournament
2012 wac baseball championship logo.jpg
2012 WAC baseball tournament logo
Teams6
FormatDouble-elimination
Finals site
ChampionsFresno State(6th title)
MVPJordan Luplow Fresno State
2012 Western Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
11 7   .611     35 22   .614
11 7   .611     32 25   .561
11 7   .611     31 26   .544
10 8   .556     30 25   .545
8 10   .444     28 26   .519
7 11   .389     27 28   .491
5 13   .278     22 29   .431
+ – Conference champion
? – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of May 26, 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2012 Western Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament began on May 23 and ended on May 26 or 27. The top six regular season finishers of the league's seven teams met in the double-elimination tournament held at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, AZ. Fifth seeded Fresno State won their sixth and final tournament championship and claimed the Western Athletic Conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The Bulldogs joined the Mountain West Conference after the 2012 season.[2][3]

Seeding and format

The top six finishers from the regular season were seeded one through six. The bottom four seeds played on the first day, with the losers of each game playing an elimination game in Game 3. On day 2, the winners of games 1 and 2 played the top two seeds. Higher seeds were protected by playing lower seeds or playing later elimination games.[2]

Team W L PCT GB Seed
New Mexico State 11 7 .611
-
1
Sacramento State 11 7 .611
-
2
Nevada 11 7 .611
-
3
Hawaii 10 8 .556
1
4
Fresno State 8 10 .444
2.5
5
Louisiana Tech 7 11 .389
4
6
San Jose State 5 13 .278
6
-

Results

  First round Second round Third Round Semi-Finals Finals
                                                 
Winner's Bracket
  5 Fresno State 8     5 Fresno State 15  
  4 Hawaii 2     1 New Mexico State 8    
      2 Sacramento State 8              
      5 Fresno State 3              
  6 Louisiana Tech 3     3 Nevada 5          
  3 Nevada 4     2 Sacramento State 15        
        5 Fresno State 9 4*
Loser's Bracket       2 Sacramento State 6 3*
  4 Hawaii 6        
  6 Louisiana Tech 9          
      6 Louisiana Tech 15        
      1 New Mexico State 12          
            3 Nevada 5              
          6 Louisiana Tech 18              
      6 Louisiana Tech 4    
    5 Fresno State 6  

* - Indicates game required 13 innings.

All-Tournament Team

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

Name School
Brent Hottman Sacramento State
Austin Wynns Fresno State
Alex Williams Louisiana Tech
Derrick Chung Sacramento State
Tanner Rust New Mexico State
Trent Garrison Fresno State
David Del Grande Sacramento State
Aaron Judge Fresno State
Jordan Luplow Fresno State
Dallas Chadwick Sacramento State
Thomas Harlan Fresno State

Most Valuable Player

Jordan Luplow was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Luplow was a right fielder for Fresno State.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Baseball Standings". wacsports.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c d "WAC Baseball Tournament". wacsports.com. Archived from the original on November 27, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Conference Championship Central". ncaa.org. Archived from the original on May 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012.

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