America East Conference Baseball Tournament
Conference Baseball Championship
America East Conference logo.svg
SportBaseball
ConferenceAmerica East Conference
Number of teams6
FormatDouble-elimination
Current stadiumMahaney Diamond
Current locationOrono, ME
Played1993–present
Last contest2018
Current championHartford
Most championshipsDelaware (6)
Official websiteAmericaEast.com baseball
Host stadiums
Mahaney Diamond (1996, 2002, 2004, 2018)
Edward A. LeLacheur Park (2013–17)
Joe Nathan Field (2011–12)
Varsity Field (2010)
Pete Sylvester Field (2009)
Farmingdale State Baseball Stadium (2007–08)
Centennial Field (2003, 2005–06)
Frawley Stadium (1995, 1997–2001)
Friedman Diamond (1994)
Delaware Diamond (1993)
Host locations
Orono, ME (1996, 2002, 2004, 2018)
Lowell, MA (2013–17)
Stony Brook, NY (2011–12)
Vestal, NY (2010)
Endicott, NY (2009)
Farmingdale, NY (2007–08)
Burlington, VT (2003, 2005–06)
Wilmington, DE (1995, 1997–2001)
Brookline, MA (1994)
Newark, DE (1993)

The America East Conference Baseball Tournament, officially known as the America East Conference Baseball Championship, is the conference baseball championship of the NCAA Division I America East Conference. The top six finishers in the regular season of the conference's seven teams advance to the double-elimination tournament, which rotates among the home fields of each conference member. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.[1] The format has changed over the years between a six-team and four-team formats. Beginning in 2009, the conference allowed schools to host the championship on fields without lights.

History

1993–1994

See, for example, 1994 North Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament.

For the first two tournaments, the event was held over two weekends. On the first, the opening round consisted of best-of-three series, for which the league's eight members were paired. The winners of the four opening round series advanced to a double-elimination final round.

1995–1997

See, for example, 1997 America East Conference Baseball Tournament.

For these three tournaments, the event was held in a single weekend. Its format was the six-team double-elimination format of NCAA Regionals at the time.

1998–2015

See, for example, 2001 America East Conference Baseball Tournament.

For eighteen years, the format was a four-team double-elimination tournament. In some years, the event has been held at a campus location, while in others, it has been held at a neutral site.[2]

2016–present

The current format, adopted for the 2016 tournament, is six-team double-elimination event.

Champions

By year

The following is a list of conference champions and sites listed by year.[3][1][4]

Year Program Site
1993 Maine Delaware Diamond • Newark, DE
1994 Northeastern Friedman DiamondBrookline, MA
1995 Delaware Frawley StadiumWilmington, DE
1996 Delaware Mahaney DiamondOrono, ME
1997 Northeastern Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
1998 Delaware Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
1999 Delaware Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
2000 Delaware Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
2001 Delaware Frawley Stadium • Wilmington, DE
2002 Maine Mahaney Diamond • Orono, ME
2003 Northeastern Centennial FieldBurlington, VT
2004 Stony Brook Mahaney Diamond • Orono, ME
2005 Maine Centennial Field • Burlington, VT
2006 Maine Centennial Field • Burlington, VT
2007 Albany Farmingdale State Baseball Stadium • Farmingdale, NY
2008 Stony Brook Farmingdale State Baseball Stadium • Farmingdale, NY
2009 Binghamton Pete Sylvester Field • Endicott, NY
2010 Stony Brook Varsity FieldVestal, NY
2011 Maine Joe Nathan FieldStony Brook, NY
2012 Stony Brook Joe Nathan Field • Stony Brook, NY
2013 Binghamton Edward A. LeLacheur ParkLowell, MA[5][3]
2014 Binghamton Edward A. LeLacheur Park • Lowell, MA
2015 Stony Brook Edward A. LeLacheur Park • Lowell, MA
2016 Binghamton Edward A. LeLacheur Park • Lowell, MA
2017 UMBC Edward A. LeLacheur Park • Lowell, MA
2018 Hartford Mahaney DiamondOrono, ME
2019 Stony Brook Varsity FieldBinghamton, NY
2020 Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic
2021 Joe Nathan Field • Stony Brook, NY

Tournament Championships by School

By school

The following is a list of conference champions listed by school.[1][4]

School Championships Years
Delaware 6 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Stony Brook 6 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2019
Maine 5 1993, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011
Binghamton 5 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2022
Northeastern 3 1994, 1997, 2003
Albany 1 2007
Hartford 1 2018
UMBC 1 2017
Drexel 0
UMass Lowell 0

References

  1. ^ a b c "2011 America East Baseball Championships". America East. America East Conference. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  2. ^ Warner, Pete (June 3, 2013). "America East Should Rethink Baseball Tournament Format". BangorDailyNews.com. Archived from the original on October 13, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "LeLacheur Park to host America East tournament for next four years". NCAA. February 1, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "America East Conference Baseball Record Book" (PDF). America East. America East Conference. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-27. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Lowell's LeLacheur Park to Host 2013 America East Baseball Championship". America East Conference. Retrieved April 9, 2013.