1979 Southeastern Conference Tournament

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The 1979 Southeastern Conference baseball tournament was held at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, MS. Mississippi State University defeated University of Florida for the title. Mississippi State's Mike Kelley was named Tournament MVP.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conf. Record Head Coach
East 1 University of Florida 16-8 Jay Bergman
East 2 University of Kentucky 13-11 Keith Madison
West 1 Mississippi State University 17-2 Ron Polk
West 2 Louisiana State University 13-7 Jack Lamabe

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 11
Game 1 Louisiana State University 5-2 University of Florida
Game 2 Mississippi State University 6-5 University of Kentucky
May 13
Game 3 University of Florida 7-1 University of Kentucky Kentucky eliminated
Game 4 Mississippi State University 12-5 Louisiana State University
May 14
Game 5 University of Florida 5-1 Louisiana State University LSU eliminated
Game 6 Mississippi State University 12-11 University of Florida Mississippi State advances to NCAA tournament

All Tournament Team[edit]

  • 1B Tim Weisheim, Mississippi St.
  • 2B Chuck Long, Florida
  • SS Larry Hall, Florida
  • 3B Bobby Mariano, LSU
  • C John McDonald, Mississippi St.
  • OF Mike Kelley, Mississippi st.
  • OF Bob Kocol, Mississippi St.
  • OF Jim Watkins, Florida
  • UT Steve Bollman, LSU
  • P Kerry Kellogg, Florida
  • P Ken Kurtz, Mississippi St.
  • DH Tony Stevens, Florida