|Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament|
|Conference Baseball Championship|
|Conference||Sun Belt Conference|
|Number of teams||10|
|Current stadium||Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium|
|Current location||Montgomery, Alabama|
|Most championships||South Alabama (12)|
|Official website||SunBeltSports.org Baseball|
The Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in baseball for the Sun Belt Conference. The winner of the tournament receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. After Coastal Carolina University hosts the competition in Conway, South Carolina in 2019, the tournament will move to a neutral site, Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, AL, from 2020 to 2024.
The Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament is a ten team double-elimination tournament held annually at various sites in the Sun Belt Conference region. The bottom four seeds play a one round single elimination play in game. The six teams with the best conference record at the end of the regular season earn automatic berths in the tournament. After the play-in round, the remaining eight teams will play 2 four team double-elimination brackets with a single elimination championship game between the bracket winners. The division winner with the best conference record will be seeded #1 and will play the lowest remaining seed from the play-in round. The winner of the other division will receive the #2 seed (regardless of overall conference ranking) and will play the higher seeded play-in game winner. The champion of the competition receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.
The tournament started in 1978 as a four team double-elimination tournament.
In 1979 the tournament expanded to include six teams but still remained double-elimination.
The tournament expanded again in 1980 and included seven teams.
In 1981 the conference was divided into divisions and the top two teams in each division made the tournament, returning it to a four team double-elimination format. It remained that way through 1985.
In 1986 the conference retained the division format but expanded the tournament to include the top four teams in each division, making the tournament an eight team double-elimination tournament.
In 1987, the conference returned to the a four team double-elimination format.
The tournament format was changed again in 1988 when it expanded to include the top three teams in each division, now making it a six team double-elimination tournament. In 1995, the conference dropped the division format but kept the tournament format as a six team double-elimination tournament through 1998.
In 1999, the tournament expanded to an eight team double-elimination format. The format was a double bracket round robin in 2011-2012.
In 2017, the Conference expanded the field to 10 teams, with the bottom four seeds playing a single-elimination play-in round before the standard eight team double-elimination bracket.
|1978||New Orleans||Mobile, AL||Roy Weimer, New Orleans|
|1979||New Orleans||Tampa, FL||Mike Quade, New Orleans|
|1980||South Alabama||Mobile, AL||Pete Otero, South Alabama|
|1981||South Alabama||Birmingham, AL||Randy Wilson, South Florida|
|1982||South Florida||Tampa, FL||Randy Wilson, South Florida|
|1983||South Alabama||Norfolk, VA||Dennis Johnston, South Alabama|
|1984||South Alabama||Mobile, AL||Pete Coachman, South Alabama|
|1985||Old Dominion||Norfolk, VA||Rob Tomberlin, Western Kentucky|
|1986||South Florida||Tampa, FL||Todd Azar, Old Dominion|
|1987||South Alabama||Norfolk, VA||Mike Maksudian, South Alabama|
|1988||VCU||Bowling Green, KY||Tim Barker, VCU|
|1989||Jacksonville||Jacksonville, FL||Rene Francisco, Jacksonville|
|1990||South Florida||Mobile, AL||Ricky Ware, South Florida|
|1991||UAB||Jacksonville, FL||Stephen Johnson, UAB|
|1992||South Alabama||Mobile, AL||Papo Ramos, Southwestern Louisiana|
|1993||Lamar||Vincent–Beck Stadium • Beaumont, TX||Phil Brassington, Lamar|
|1994||Arkansas State||Mobile, AL||Keith Horn, Arkansas State|
|1995||Lamar||Jacksonville, FL||Will Cook, Lamar|
|1996||South Alabama||Mobile, AL||Seth Taylor, South Alabama|
|1997||South Alabama||M. L. Tigue Moore Field • Lafayette, LA||Joey Choron, South Alabama|
|1998||Southwestern Louisiana||Mobile, AL||B.J. Ryan, Southwestern Louisiana|
|1999||FIU||Metairie, LA||Barry Paulk, FIU|
|2000||South Alabama||Mobile, AL||Tim Merritt, South Alabama|
|2001||South Alabama||M. L. Tigue Moore Field • Lafayette, LA||Ryan Mulhern, South Alabama|
|2002||New Mexico State||Mobile, AL||Hal Bisnett, New Mexico State|
|2003||Middle Tennessee||M. L. Tigue Moore Field • Lafayette, LA||Chuck Akers, Middle Tennessee|
|2004||Western Kentucky||Mobile, AL||Grady Hinchman, Western Kentucky|
|2005||South Alabama||Miami, FL||Josh Morgan, South Alabama|
|2006||Troy||Bowling Green, KY||Blake Green, Troy|
|2007||New Orleans||Mobile, AL||Johnny Giavotella, New Orleans|
|2008||Western Kentucky||M. L. Tigue Moore Field • Lafayette, LA||Jake Wells, Western Kentucky|
|2009||Middle Tennessee||Troy, AL||Kenneth Roberts, Middle Tennessee|
|2010||FIU||Murfreesboro, TN||Jeremy Patton, FIU|
|2011||Arkansas–Little Rock||Monroe, LA||Garret Graziano, Arkansas–Little Rock|
|2012||Louisiana–Monroe||Bowling Green Ballpark • Bowling Green, KY||Wil Browning, Louisiana–Monroe|
|2013||Florida Atlantic||M. L. Tigue Moore Field • Lafayette, LA||Brendon Sanger, Florida Atlantic|
|2014||Louisiana–Lafayette||Eddie Stanky Field • Mobile, AL||Blake Trahan, Louisiana–Lafayette|
|2015||Louisiana–Lafayette||Riddle–Pace Field • Troy, Alabama||Stefan Trosclair, Louisiana–Lafayette|
|2016||Louisiana–Lafayette||Bobcat Ballpark • San Marcos, TX||Nick Thurman, Louisiana-Lafayette|
|2017||South Alabama||J. I. Clements Stadium • Statesboro, GA||Brendan Donovan, South Alabama|
|2018||Coastal Carolina||M. L. Tigue Moore Field • Lafayette, LA||Zach Biermann, Coastal Carolina|
|2019||Coastal Carolina||Springs Brooks Stadium • Conway, SC||Kieton Rivers, Coastal Carolina|
|2020||Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic|
|2021||Riverwalk Stadium • Montgomery, AL|
As of May 1, 2019, there are 12 schools in the conference that competes in baseball.
|School||Tourney Titles||Title Years|
|South Alabama||12||1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2017|
|Louisiana–Lafayette||4||1998, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|Coastal Carolina||2||2018, 2019|
|School||Tourney Titles||Title Years|
|New Orleans||3||1978, 1979, 2007|
|South Florida||3||1982, 1986, 1990|
|Middle Tennessee||2||2003, 2009|
|Western Kentucky||2||2004, 2008|
|New Mexico State||1||2002|