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Big East Baseball Tournament
Conference Baseball Championship
Big East new.png
Big East Conference logo
Sport Baseball
Conference Big East Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Double-elimination tournament
Current stadium Bright House Field
Current location Clearwater, Florida
Played 1985-present
Current champion Louisville Cardinals
Most championships (tied) St. John's & Notre Dame (5)
Official website BigEast.org Baseball

The Big East Baseball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in baseball for the Big East Conference. It is a double-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The Big East Tournament champion is separate from the conference champion. The conference championship is determined solely by regular season record.

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Tournament

The Big East Baseball Tournament is an eight team double-elimination tournament held annually at various location in the Big East Conference region. The eight teams with the best conference record at the end of the regular season earn berths in the tournament. The winner earns the Big East's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The remaining Big East teams can also qualify for the 64 team NCAA Tournament by receiving an at-large bid.

History

The tournament was first held in 1985.

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1985 - 1995

The tournament consisted four teams competing in a double-elimination tournament.

1996 - 2000

The tournament was expanded to a six team double-elimination tournament.

2001 - 2005

The tournament returned to a four team double-elimination format.

2006 - Present

The tournament was expanded to become an eight team double-elimination tournament.

Future

It was announced on July 30, 2009 that Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida would host 2010 and 2011 tournaments. They will be the 4th and 5th tournaments, respectively, that Bright House Field has hosted. [1]

Champions

By Year

Year School Site Jack Kaiser Award
(Most Outstanding Player)
1985 St. John's Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Joe Armeni, Seton Hall
1986 St. John's Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Tom Finke, St. John's
1987 Seton Hall Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Mo Vaughn, Seton Hall
1988 St. John's Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Mike Weinberg, St. John's
1989 Villanova Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Rafael Novoa, Villanova
1990 Connecticut Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Craig MacDonald, Connecticut
1991 Villanova Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Mike Neill, Villanova
1992 Providence Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Jim Foster, Providence
1993 St. John's Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Mike Maerten, St. John's
1994 Connecticut Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Chris Bisson, Connecticut
1995 Pittsburgh Muzzy Field, Bristol, CT Jon DeBernardis, Pittsburgh
1996 West Virginia Dodd Stadium, Norwich, CT Chris Enochs, West Virginia
1997 St. John's Dodd Stadium, Norwich, CT Mike Dzurilla, St. John's
1998 Rutgers Dodd Stadium, Norwich, CT Dave Marciniak, Rutgers
1999 Providence Waterfront Park, Trenton, NJ Marc DesRoches, Providence
2000 Rutgers Commerce Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, NJ Bobby Brownlie, Rutgers
2001 Seton Hall Commerce Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, NJ Isaac Pavlik, Seton Hall
2002 Notre Dame Commerce Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, NJ Steve Stanley, Notre Dame
2003 Notre Dame Commerce Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, NJ Javi Sanchez, Notre Dame
2004 Notre Dame Commerce Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, NJ Matt Macri, Notre Dame
2005 Notre Dame Commerce Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, NJ Matt Edwards, Notre Dame
2006 Notre Dame Bright House Field, Clearwater, FL Wade Corpi, Notre Dame
2007 Rutgers KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, NY Todd Frazier, Rutgers
2008 Louisville Bright House Field, Clearwater, FL Chris Dominguez, Louisville
2009 Louisville Bright House Field, Clearwater, FL Andrew Clark, Louisville

All championship information, including tournament results, all-tournament teams, and Jack Kaiser award winners, can be found on pages 64 - 66 2009 Big East Baseball Media Guide https://www.nmnathletics.com//pdf5/378949.pdf?ATCLID=3672995&SPSID=332750&SPID=11225&DB_OEM_ID=19400

By School

School Tourney Titles Title Years
Notre Dame 5 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
St. John's 5 1985, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1997
Rutgers 3 1998, 2000, 2007
Connecticut 2 1990, 1994
Providence 2 1992, 1999
Seton Hall 2 1987, 2001
Villanova 2 1989, 1991
Louisville 2 2008, 2009
Pittsburgh 1 1995
West Virginia 1 1996

See also

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References


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